In this unique and engaging memoir, Kessler shares her own stories of living with ADHD in a way that is relatable, but never predictable. Inside, she desribes how her impulsive behavior has effected her love life; how being disorganised once stood in the way of landing a job; and how inattentiveness has caused certain challenges in her relationships.
Zoe Kessler, BA, BEd, is an award winning author, freelance writer, and speaker internationally recognized for her work with woman and ADHD. She lives near Toronto, Canada and writes the popular blog ADHD from A to Zoe for psychcentral.com Her first book Adoption Reunions, celebrates its twentieth year in print in 2013. Foreward writer Patricia Quinn is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, D.C. A graduare of Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Quinn has worked for more than thirty five years in the areas of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Quinn is the author of twenty books on ADHD for children, adults and professionals including the award winning Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learning about Your ADHD and 100 Questions and Answers about ADHD in Woman and Girls. She co founded the National Centre for Girls and Women with ADHD in 1997, and is currently the director. In 2000, Quinn recieved the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her work in these areas.
"ADHD According to Zoe is a must-read for any woman
with ADD or ADHD. Kessler skillfully does what few authors have
done for ADHD--she combines great storytelling with accurate facts
about the condition. She brings ADHD to life in a real way, and
dares to talk about topics that most doctors would shudder to write
about. This book will educate you, entertain you, and most
importantly, enlighten you about how to live well with the unique
brain wiring that is ADHD."
--Kenny Handelman, MD, psychiatrist, ADHD expert, and author of Attention Difference Disorder
"ADHD According to Zoe kept me spellbound from the
first page to the last. Reading more like a novel than a self-help
book, Kessler's words pull the reader in as we follow her ADHD
escapades, from embarrassing blunders at social events to playing
air guitar in the middle of the street. Think Pippi Longstocking
all grown up! Yet, she awards the readers not only with her humor,
but with the life lessons she shares as a woman living with ADHD.
I'll be recommending this one to my clients!"
--Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, nationally recognized authority specializing in women with ADHD, author of Survival Tips for Women with ADHD, and founder of addconsults.com
"ADHD According to Zoe is a must-have, spellbinding
portrayal of a woman with ADHD that is also rooted in the latest
science. Kessler describes her personal journey, creating a new
sense of hope for all women with ADHD so that they may fulfill
their potential and reach their dreams. It a wonderful resource
book full of helpful, practical tips for living life with
--Tim Bilkey, Hons, BSc, MD, FRCP(C), director at Ontario Bilkey ADHD Clinic
"With great wisdom and humor, Kessler shows what was going on in
there before her ADHD diagnosis, and what remarkable changes
happened after. ADHD According to Zoe is full of stories
you'll recognize, insights, and great Try this! ideas
readers can apply to their own lives. Don't miss it if you're still
grappling with the What the heck was that?! aspects of ADHD!"
--Melissa Orlov, author of the award-winning The ADHD Effect on Marriage
"ADHD often leaves women living in shame and isolation, without
hope and a fear of being found out. These are the greatest hurdles
for women with ADHD. Kessler courageously and openly shares her
story in an authentic and authoritative voice. This book is a
must-read for anyone with ADHD who wants to end their own internal
shame and blame and find understanding, comfort, and hope in their
ADHD journey. You are NOT alone! Thank you Zoe!"
--Nancy A. Ratey, EdM, strategic life coach and author of The Disorganized Mind
"ADHD According to Zoe is a refreshing, warm, and
inspiring addition to the ADHD world. Women with ADHD are often
underdiagnosed, underserved, and misunderstood. Women tend to
connect best with other women with ADHD who are brave enough to
share their journey. Kessler not only shares her journey, she bares
her soul to help you on your ADHD journey."
--Michele Novotni, PhD, psychologist, ADHD coach, and author of What Does Everybody Else Know that I Don't