Faster Than Normal

  • by Peter Shankman, Edward Hallowell - foreword
  • Narrated by Peter Shankman, Bernie Wagenblast
  • 5 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A refreshingly practical and honest guide that rewrites the script on ADHD
Peter Shankman is a busy guy - a media entrepreneur who runs several businesses, gives keynote speeches around the world, hosts a popular podcast, runs marathons and Iron Mans, is a licensed skydiver, dabbles in angel investing, and is a loving father to his young daughter.
Simply put, he always seems to have more than 24 hours in a day. How does he do it? Peter attributes his unusually high energy level and extreme productivity to his ADHD.
In Faster Than Normal, Shankman shares his hard-won insights and daily hacks for making ADHD a secret weapon for living a full and deeply satisfying life. Both inspiring and practical, the book presents life rules, best practices, and simple but powerful ways to:


Harness your creative energy to generate and execute your ideas
Direct your hyperfocus to get things done
Identify your pitfalls - and avoid them
Streamline your daily routine to eliminate distractions
Use apps and other tech innovations to free up your time and energy

Filled with ingenious hacks and supportive self-care advice, this is the positive, practical book the ADHD community has long needed - and is also an invaluable handbook for anyone who's sick of feeling overwhelmed and wants to drive their faster-than-normal brain at maximum speed...without crashing.

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What the Critics Say

"Peter is a pioneer, an adventurer, an inventor and a seer. His advice is the best kind of advice. It is advice learned in the trenches, in the arena, on the fields of life." (Edward Hallowell, MD, from the foreword, best-selling author of Driven to Distraction)
"Peter Shankman is living proof that living outside the bell-shaped curve, combined with a drive to succeed, can produce amazing results." (Jordan D. Metzl, MD, author of The Exercise Cure)
"While ADHD may be considered a ‘deficit’ to some, Shankman positions it as an attribute within the context of our immediate future. ADHD is a unique gift of creative synthesis that makes sense only inside of the complex digital networks and hyper-stimulation that now defines us." (Amanda Steinberg, CEO, Worth Financial, and author of Worth It)

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loved it

loved it awesome book leaves you inspired great ideas support motivation and courage to start
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- Rosa

Insights into some amazing people

This book was thoroughly entertaining, amazingly practical and useful, and tremendously insightful. Someone important to me IS the person he describes throughout this book.

For that person, it provided "I'm not alone", "that's me", and "I do those same things".

For me, it offered a deeper understanding and appreciation for those with "faster than normal" brains - I already greatly appreciated their drive and intensity and focus (or lack thereof) and uniqueness, but the degree of understand will help me better interact with and further appreciate them.
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- Bob C - Boston

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio