Edward Hallowell is an extremely gifted writer. His work is lyrical, poignant, often funny, and always to-the-point and accessible. I seldom want to write a review which is nothing but quotes from the book under consideration, but I had to fight the impulse this time.
Instead, I will simply urge everyone who has any interest in ADD/ADHD to read this companion edition to Driven to Distraction. Driven can be broadly described as “My reader thinks s/he has ADD, or thinks someone s/he knows has ADD, but isn’t sure. I’m a guide to ‘Now what’.” (follow my link for a more detailed review.) Delivered is far closer to a compendium “You know you have ADD/ADHD, here are next steps.” Answers to Distraction is companion work to both Driven and Delivered. It’s for ADD-abled readers in particular, giving its information in short statements organized by browsable chapters.
The different perspectives of the three books are invaluable, and none of the three entirely duplicate each other. I will include this short, particularly startling statement which I only found in Answers (2010 edition, p. 267, last paragraph) as an example:
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