CrazyBusy

  • by Edward Hallowell
  • Narrated by Don Leslie
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Look at what's happened to the usual how-are-you exchange. It used to go like this: "How are you?" "Fine." Now it often goes like this: "How are you?" "Busy." Or "Too busy." Or simply "Crazy." Without intending for it to happen or knowing how, when, or why it got started, many people now find that they live in a rush they never wanted. If you feel busier than you've ever been and wonder how this happened and how you can keep up the pace much longer, you are hardly alone.
Crazy? Maybe not. Dysfunctional? Yes, indeed. We all have more to do than ever before, and less time to do it. In this highly listenable audiobook, the foremost expert on ADD, Ed Hallowell, explores the society-wide phenomenon of culturally induced ADD.
Being busy may very well keep you from doing what matters most, or it may lead you to do things you deem unwise (like getting angry, for example). Being busy is a problem for almost all of us. This audiobook is about both the opportunity and the problem, where this peculiar life comes from and how to turn it to your advantage. Offering solutions to this difficult, complex problem that might work for you, most importantly, CrazyBusy may prompt you to create solutions of your own.

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What the Critics Say

"The roadmap Hallowell offers is helpful." (Publishers Weekly)

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Crazy Busy-Nothing New

Edward Hallowell, an expert in ADD, tries in this book to broaden his horizons to include the rest of the world. I am ADD, have loved all Hallowell's previous books and found a lot of good information in them. In this one, I found a description of our "crazy busy" world built on a lot of Hallowell-created terms and little helpful information.
If your goal is to understand our modern world or to assure yourself that you are no crazier than the rest of us, this books is for you. If you are looking for practical suggestions to get control of the madness, they are there, if you have the patience to wade through the description to get to them, but they are nothing more than common sense. If you are ADD this book is not for you.

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- Pamela

Too Much Talking, Not Enough Ideas

Good: The writing is more than competent. Don Leslie is the best reader now working; wonderful, rich, expressive voice.
Bad: The author simply does not have enough ideas on managing modern life to fill a book this long. He starts off well, then repeats his descriptions of how busy we are, over and over for hours. He even runs out of normal words for our modern, harried life, so makes up several of his own. We must listen as he defines and re-defines these made-up words, uses them in made-up sentences. I can't finish this book, and neither should you. I won't even recommend the abridged version, because that's just three hours of your life, listening to variations on, "We're too busy these days."

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- Busy Reader: Get To The Point

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2006
  • Publisher: Books on Tape