Imagine a man who is part Forrest Gump, part Clark Kent, and part George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life"!
Incredibly, such a man exits!
In this lively memoir, Billy Brett offers a captivating look at his battle with ADHD as friend and foe. Using sweeping strokes to recall the people and events that helped to shape his imagination and dreams - including his hero, Superman - Brett shows how he struggled with a "black cloud" that seemed to threaten his self-worth, sense of success, and dream of becoming the police officer that he knew he was meant to be.
As a policeman, Brett finds that his "black cloud" nemesis has pursued him, turning minor
self-doubts into major setbacks of self-confidence. Overrun by doubt and despair, even
to the point of focusing on the idea of being hit while riding his motorcycle, he is indeed
Brett uses his accident to learn that he has always had a treatable disorder called ADHD
(Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). He begins to understand how he has been
projecting the failures he has experienced in life. With the "black cloud" no longer in
control, Brett begins to turn self-doubt into self-power, hyper-focus into easy
resourcefulness, a channel-surfing mind without remote control into clear intent, and a
fear of failure into imaginative success. He begins to see what a wonderful life he has as
a cop, husband, and father.
This funny, candid, and fast-paced book is an invaluable empowering resource for those
wishing to understand ADHD, with its challenges and struggles, and its joyful freedom
of creative expression.
|Publisher:||Fourth Lloyd Productions|
|Product dimensions:||0.48(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Billy Brett recalls his life as a battle fighting ADHD and trying to make sense out of his repeated failures. Down to earth, gritty, heartfelt writing had me laughing out loud on the airplane one minute and trying not to let the flight attendant see my eyes tearing up another. His easy manner made me feel like an old buddy was telling me stories over a cold beer. Billy exposes his life in a raw, honest way that you can't help but connect with. I didn't want to set the book down, but was forced to stop reading to get off the plane. 24 hours later I picked it back up and didn't set it down until I was at the end. A great read, I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with life perspective, ADHD, or just wanting an entertaining book to pass the time.
I bought this book because I have a young son with ADHD. I also happen to work for the same police department as the author. His stories of how he came to the point in his life where he is now ring so true with me as our paths have been similar, but his path has been much more colorful. The thoughts and feelings that about which he writes put the reader right there in the moment. I stayed up late reading when I should have been sleeping...Thanks Billy! :D
I think I can sum this book up in one word--AMAZING!!!! I have a son with ADHD and my wife and I have read many of the medical books on what the "experts" say to expect, how to deal with certain situations, blah, blah, blah.... NONE and I mean NONE of the books we read gave us a REAL WORLD PERSPECTIVE the way "Billy's never-ending Battle" did. As I read through the various phases of Billy's life, I could easily imagine that I was reading about my son. A perfect example is when Billy explains why he lied for no reason when in school. My wife and I seem to have a never ending struggle with my son lying, and while reading Billy's book, the simple truth was right there in front of us--he is attempting to divert attention from the fact that he doesn't know the answer and feels inadequate. One word of warning though--if you have a child with ADHD, read this book in private because your eyes will swell with tears (numerous times) as Billy sheds light on the "what" and "why" your child may be struggling at every turn in the road. I am incredibly grateful to Jor-El and Lara for sending Billy (AKA Kal-El/Superman) into our lives--he truly is a superhero. [The last sentence will become clear after you read the book]