• The Queen of Distraction

  • How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done
  • By: Terry Matlen MSW
  • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-06-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (132 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you've been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something's got to give.
The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it's at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD, discussing the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as relationships, skin sensitivities, meal planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition this audiobook offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue.
©2014 Terry Matlen (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"[T]his work is helpful for regaining focus and control over the events of everyday." ( Library Journal)
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4 out of 5 stars
By S D on 06-09-16

It is almost like reading a bibliography of myself

It is almost like reading a bibliography of myself. I like that this book relates to women with ADHD. All subtypes are discussed. I wish there was more on the Primarily Inattentive subtype since I thought females generally have that type.
The book offers strategies for organizing your life but sometimes I think that the author forgets that we are ADHD because some of the suggestions require too much organizational thought. I think that if you have a spouse or a non-ADHD person to help you use these suggestions, it would makes sense. I can just see myself getting stuck trying to sort my "to do today" paperwork vs what can "wait until later" pile. I can sort tasks better than paperwork. I think that a lot of us find paperwork much harder to sort out. Some of is that have an OCD personality along with ADHD/executive function issues may find it even more difficult.
I find the narrator easy to listen to even at a faster playback rate. There were a couple areas that skipped like a broken record briefly but it may have been on my device rather than an Audible glitch recording.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Laurie J. MacPherson on 02-16-17


I was frustrated that so much of the advice involved hiring help or spending money. I had hoped for more information on how to change thinking patterns and habits.

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17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By N. C. Gould on 04-26-16

What a revelation!

A real eye-opener for women with ADHD and their loved ones. Lots of great, achievable strategies for coping in real-life situations. Some aspects were very USA-centric, but the broader ideas and advice still apply in the UK and elsewhere.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By ellie v. on 01-11-18

Get the book not the audio.

While the author offers a range of helpful tools, unless you take notes while listening it will be off little use. A PDF would have been useful with this book.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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