The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done

The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done


$17.11 $17.95 Save 5% Current price is $17.11, Original price is $17.95. You Save 5%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, March 3
7 New & Used Starting at $8.49


Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you’ve been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something’s got to give.

The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it’s at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD—the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as: relationships, skin sensitivities, meal-planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition, the book offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control, and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue.

From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner—sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. If you’ve been accused of getting lost in your own world, maybe it’s time to make a change. If you’re ready to start getting organized and stop leaving your groceries in the car, this book can help. It’s more than just a survival guide; it’s an ADHD how-to to help you thrive!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626250895
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 424,217
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Terry Matlen, MSW, is a psychotherapist, consultant, writer, and coach. She is the author of Survival Tips forWomen with ADHD and founder of Matlen has been interviewed by National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, the New York Times, US News and World Report, Newsday, Today, CBS This Morning, The Jane Pauley Show, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, and others.

Foreword writer Sari Solden, MS, LMFT, is a psychotherapist and consultant in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who has counseled adults with ADHD for over twenty-five years. She is the author of the pioneering books Women with Attention Deficit Disorder and Journeys Through ADDulthood, as well as a prominent keynote speaker at national and international ADHD conferences. She serves on the professional advisory board of the National Association for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADDA) and was a past recipient of their award for outstanding service by a helping professional. Solden’s areas of specialization include women's issues, inattentive ADHD, and the emotional consequences and healing process for adults who grew up with undiagnosed ADHD.


Terry Matlen lives in Birmingham, MI.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Queen of Distraction: How Women With ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! This book has many good points and plenty of advice to help you get through an overactive ADHD brain
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What if u hurt me
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done by Terry Matlen, MSW, is a book that focuses on those women with ADHD and throws more light on the problems faced by women with ADHD. It is helpful in making them less stressed and more successful in pursuit of their goals. The personal stories, tips, and advice shared in the book are useful to therapists and counselors who are working on and around these women. The book is honest, practical, and humorous. The author's personal wisdom and professional knowledge of the subject make this book a must-read for all those women with ADHD and also for those working with them. The author discusses in detail descriptions of ADHD and also the solutions for it. The book reiterates the fact that one can move on and make their life successful with hard work and perseverance, in spite of having ADHD. The topic is discussed extensively and expansively, and with clarity. The symptoms described will help readers identify whether they have ADHD or not. The book also tells those with ADHD how to tame the clutter beast, a problem which most of them with ADHD have. All symptoms are explained in detail and the book will give a sense of relief to those with ADHD by helping and guiding them to understand their own self in a better way. It can be used as a reference book as it is full of information and resources. Great cover. It captures the essence of the book very nicely.
WriteAsRain More than 1 year ago
(Note: I very seldom write reviews, but I felt this book was a waste of my money and wanted to give others the opportunity to choose a more appropriate book.) Although this book is directed specifically toward women, I felt it was very cursory in its coverage and not particularly useful. Other general books I have read on ADHD have been much more instructive in developing coping strategies and living successfully with ADHD/ADD. The only difference is that Matlen does discuss how hormonal issues can complicate ADHD. Don't you already know this? I did not need to read this book to discover that. It is a very thin book, which should be an indication that it is thin on coverage. You may want to consider investing in a more in-depth title for a better understanding of your diagnosis and how to overcome the myriad challenges of life with ADHD.