I Always Want to Be Where I'm Not

  • by Wes Crenshaw, PhD
  • Narrated by Wes Crenshaw, PhD
  • 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Wes Crenshaw offers thirteen principles for successful living with ADD and ADHD drawn from twenty-two years of experience and 23,000 hours of clinical discussions with hundreds of interesting clients. Written in an entertaining, conversational style for readers aged fifteen to thirty, Dr. Wes pulls no punches in confronting the cognitive, social, emotional, and academic pitfalls people with ADD face every day. He also helps families, friends, and romantic partners understand a diagnosis of ADD not as something to fear or an excuse, but as a first step on the path to a better tomorrow.
His principles include accepting here and now, living intentionally, making mindful decisions, recognizing and taking the right path and not just the easy one, wanting rather than wishing, finding and following life's instructions, managing crises, taking responsibility, attaining character through radical honesty, and creating sustainable happiness through organized thinking and living. Finally, Dr. Wes guides you and your loved ones in how to better manage relationships, seek a good diagnosis, utilize therapy, and become your own expert on medication management.


Have you been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD or do you suspect you should be? Do you really want to start solving your many riddles and living a more successful and productive life? This book is for you.
Does your partner, child, roommate, or friend have ADD? Do you wonder what's going on in his or her head, and you really want to understand the secret code so you can better love him or her? This audiobook is for you.
Are you a little scattered or organizationally challenged? Do you struggle with details, follow-through, or in converting ideas into results? Do your people see you as fun and energetic, but uncommitted and difficult to pin down. Maybe you're an "ADD-leaner." This audiobook is for you.

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I know you have ADHD, but just do it...

All my life I have been told, “you’re lazy, just do it”. Now Wes is telling me, “I know you have ADHD, but just do it”. This book just outlines how we ADHD'ers need to meet our responsibilities, which is something we already know. Knowing what to do is not our problem, actually doing it is. If we could “just do it”, it would already be done. Given ADHD is a deficiency with a neurobiological basis, rather than a moral shortcoming, strategies, preferably based in scientific research, would be much more helpful. Unfortunately, I did not get one useful strategy from this publication. I don’t think any were offered. I actually found it rather condescending, and full of religious overtones and moral judgements. Some of the patient stories were good and they did resonate with me. That is not what I need though. In all honesty there is a lot better information available on the net with useful strategies for helping you actually do the things someone with ADHD may struggle with. Do not waste money on this.
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- Gavin

Do not buy audio version

The cadence used by the narrator made following along impossible. It's almost as if the reader goes out of his way to underscore how add affects listening.
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- Tmckay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2014
  • Publisher: Family Psychological Press