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VOYAThis book takes a novel approach to introducing young people to attention deficit disorder. Within its pages, many successful people from all walks of life describe how the enthusiasm, drive, and creativity associated with the disorder have made them who they are today. An introductory chapter explains how many ADD people needed only a circumstance-be it the military, a quest for a goal, or the direction of a caring partner-to become very successful in their lives. The bulk of the book is comprised of profiles of political figures, athletes, CEOs, scholars, and policemen who discuss the pros and cons of the disorder. Interviewees describes how they went undiagnosed for years and had to overcome educational and emotional obstacles before learning to work with the condition and reap the hidden benefits from its more positive, "turbo-charged" aspects. Many young people with ADD are easily frustrated and become moody, often unable to communicate effectively. They are quickly labeled as underachievers, lazy, or spacey. But after proper diagnosis and implementation of a life plan, they find that they can actually succeed because of the disorder rather than in spite of it. The book is easy to read and has a well-organized Q&A section that enables the reader to quickly locate the basic facts about ADD, learn more about medications, and identify national and local resources. It is a recommended purchase as an inspirational guide for YA nonfiction collections. VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Walker, 176p.; Photos.Appendix., Ages 12 to 18.