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I wanted to love this book, and for the first half, I did It s funny and poignant But somewhere around the midpoint, it becomes loopy, random and self satisfying Turis goes from a smart sympathetic and important heroine to a whiny absentee participant in her own life, constantly blaming her ADHD for all of life s problems The first half is amazing, the second not so much. Content warning This book contains stories of child abuse.Alternating between laugh out loud hilarity and tear invoking I can totally relate to that moments, this is certainly not a boring book The difference between being a total disaster and keeping some sanity seems to be having a good support system Turis has this, especially in her husband, but also her parents before their divorce, apparently when someone tells you that you can do anything as my parents did , then you truly bel Content warning This book contains stories of child abuse.Alternating between laugh out loud hilarity and tear invoking I can totally relate to that moments, this is certainly not a boring book The difference between being a total disaster and keeping some sanity seems to be having a good support system Turis has this, especially in her husband, but also her parents before their divorce, apparently when someone tells you that you can do anything as my parents did , then you truly believe you can do anything, and if you believe you can do anything, there is nothing you can t do If you don t believe me, just try it for yourself you ll be shocked at your own superpowers Of course, Turin also seems to be a little hyperverbal, but that s to be expected.For the most part, the appeal of this book is that I could identify with so much of what s in it About procrastination Without stress and pressure, it s a free for all in this brain Oh just do it tomorrowyou need to relax It ll still be there tomorrow on and on, until three years later nothing is accomplished On career goals although I don t do everything I want to do I ve finally come to the conclusion that what I want to do when I grow up will be a constantly evolving idea, and I simply have to evolve with it That way when it s all said and done, I will have done everything I ve ever wanted to do, instead of wasting time and energy focusing on finding that one elusive thing that will never appear On hiding your true self to make others happy I ve spent 12 years trying to be what someone else thinks I should be Trust me, it s much less stressful to be able to be yourself rather than hiding your true nature Being myself comes muchnaturally to me Isn t that a ridiculous statement You would think that would be common sense, but it isn t Look at all of the people in the world either asking someone else to change or trying to change for someone else If cursing offends you, you don t want to read this book, but otherwise it s a very interesting, and fairly quick, read #DOWNLOAD KINDLE ⚷ Here's to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire: An Absent-Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit - Oh Look! A Chicken! ï Did you know that if you forget to pay a speeding ticket you WILL get arrested in front of your kids, the neighbors the dog and anyone else who happens to be there And if someone tells you to give Bob Dole a lap dance you shouldn t listen because you WILL get in trouble These and other nuggets of wisdom are imparted to offer those suffering from ADHD some hope in knowing that they are not alone A hysterical romp through a life so convoluted and chaotic you know it has to be true, Stacey Turis s debut gives a voice to the genius yet tormented souls suffering from giftedness, ADHD, or a combination of both a condition known as twice exceptional Chronicling her life journey from a state of self loathing to one of self acceptance, the stories flow timelessly, incorporating the resulting lessons and reflections gleaned from each adventure Including both the tragic details of a horrifically abusive time in her childhood to comic adventures such as deciding to dye her hair plum the day before an important presentation only to have it turn out purple, her life has never suffered from a dull moment And though she often thought Karma was the reason she found herself in so many pickles, a friend explained that when you put yourself out in the world than anyone else, it s really just a matter of statistics Lucky for Turis and the rest of us, she s put herself out there again to allow us all to look at life through her pair of less struggle sass glasses With over three hundred million people suffering from ADHD worldwide and experiencing many of the same debilitating symptoms, Turis s goal is to share her experiences so others can rid themselves of the shame of hiding their behavior A rip roaring and bracingly honest look at a twice exceptional life, Here s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire An Absent Minded Tale of Life with Giftedness and Attention Deficit Oh Look A Chicken is a rollicking depiction of a life that seems to be constantly going off the rails Kirkus Reviews The World s Toughest Book Critics SM Turis memoir is a bright side report from the dark side of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also known as AD H D Although none of us really knows what normal is, we can usually spot different a mile away Folks with AD H D are definitely different, with brains and bodies that operate according to their own rules But what is AD H D, and why does it matter Turis answers these questions frankly in this insightful, amusing glimpse into atypical intelligence The work starts by presenting the harsh bottom line Families, marriages, jobs, relationshipsthey all display the scars from the battle that is AD H D Nothing comes out unscathed absolutely nothing Turis examples of this are so honest that the book is sometimes painful to read, but that serves its purpose Folks afflicted with the syndrome will recognize themselves in Turis story and find comfort in her upbeat attitude, while normal people will gain knowledge toward understanding and accepting the billion gifts andgazillion heartaches that go with AD H D Readers unfamiliar with the condition will learn what all those letters mean The title captures their essence, and from both title and subject one might expect the narrative to be jumpy But, in fact, it flows smoothly through Turis ups and downs, with lucid descriptions of psychic states that most anyone can to relate to Turis voice is vivid and engaging and her content informative Turis speaks to anyone associated with AD H D and offers her life as illustration of how to succeed despite its burden For Turis and her fellow sufferers, getting through daily rituals and social or career obligations is like climbing Mt Everest during a tornado She offers a model for how it can be done, loaded with laughter and sobered by tears A forthright, energetic memoir about AD H D I have to admit that I had no intention of reading this book and merely pick it up because it was free and I loved the title I don t know about the H part but I have at least ADD and am super easily distracted I can t even have ordinary conversation as the slightest thing will catch my eye and I will lose where I was or where the conversation was going I heard someone call the distractions shiny things and had adopted that theme for my life My husband understands and can go with the flow o I have to admit that I had no intention of reading this book and merely pick it up because it was free and I loved the title I don t know about the H part but I have at least ADD and am super easily distracted I can t even have ordinary conversation as the slightest thing will catch my eye and I will lose where I was or where the conversation was going I heard someone call the distractions shiny things and had adopted that theme for my life My husband understands and can go with the flow of my concentration or lack thereof When I told him about the title of this book he started calling the distractions shiny chickens This morning I put the Kindle book in my Need to Review category It seems the categories of Currently Reading, or Now, or Really Currently Reading and other tries to know what I am reading, for sure didn t work I feel I owe a review and so I will read it quicker than any other way I knew I wanted to read it right away as I had it on my currently reading shelf on GoodReads And every time I read the title I knew I wanted to read the book So I spent the day with it Thank goodness it is text to speech enabled so when my eyes got tired or I needed to bedistracted I could let it continue to read to me.What a marvelous book It is always nice to know there are others like us out there I related to so much that Stacey Turis tells about herself and her journey Phone calls, secretary jobs, boring mundane jobs, procrastination, if she would only apply herself , and so many of the things Stacey went through, I went through Even the sensitivities to environments, emotional climates, pharmaceutical drugs are so much a part of my daily life The need to be alone yet loving a social life, the depressionsso much spoke to me.I applaud Ms Turis for getting the book written and out into the hands of those of us who need this kind of reassurance that we are not alone or entirely weird And the book had personality and flavor that a lot of books on the subject lack I look forward to book two as I am sure there isin there That you, Stacey Turis for being brave and gifting this book to all of us I really enjoyed this book It was a freebie fromKindle so I figured I had nothing to lose by downloading it I m really glad I did If you know anyone that suffers from ADD ADHD this book will help you understand how their brain processes things Her writing style is almost manic in its pace Her thoughts are jumbled and tend to take off in different directions without warning to you OR her I found her memoir to be delightful I think she is an extraordinarily brave person to have wr I really enjoyed this book It was a freebie fromKindle so I figured I had nothing to lose by downloading it I m really glad I did If you know anyone that suffers from ADD ADHD this book will help you understand how their brain processes things Her writing style is almost manic in its pace Her thoughts are jumbled and tend to take off in different directions without warning to you OR her I found her memoir to be delightful I think she is an extraordinarily brave person to have written it and expose her vulnerabilities I found it fascinating how she has developed coping skills for working WITH her disorder My son has ADD and I believe I have it too, although not to the extent of him or the author All I can say is I admire anyone who has this and has learned how to live a reasonably normal life I cannot imagine the frustration they must feel when judged by people who have no idea of their inner battles It reminds me of the old saying Be kindeveryone you meet is fighting a hard battle So true.Stacey Turis memoir is a gift to all those who suffer from ADD ADHD After reading it, they will realize they are not alone As an adult with ADHD, I loved reading this book I could really relate to many of Stacey s experiences, such as switching jobs a lot, being forgetful, and having difficulty with subtle social skills like the expectation that when someone is crying you should hug them Spontaneously hugging someone who is neither a child or a pet goes against my nature, so it usually never occurs to me to try and comfort someone that way People who DON T have ADHD may sometimes be confused while reading this As an adult with ADHD, I loved reading this book I could really relate to many of Stacey s experiences, such as switching jobs a lot, being forgetful, and having difficulty with subtle social skills like the expectation that when someone is crying you should hug them Spontaneously hugging someone who is neither a child or a pet goes against my nature, so it usually never occurs to me to try and comfort someone that way People who DON T have ADHD may sometimes be confused while reading this book, because it tends to jump from topic to topic This is a lot like how my own mind works I can start out thinking about a particular TV show or a certain memory, and my brain just goes off on a string of somewhat related thoughts, until I am contemplating whether chipmunks eat grapes and I have no idea how I got there The style of this book is a lot like someone having a conversation with you, or writing you a letter By the time you finish, you will feel like Stacey is a personal friend of yours So, whether or not you have ADHD, I think you should read this book PS After reading some of the other reviews, I wanted to warn you that the author does swear a lot If this is traumatizing to you, you might want to skip it Wish this was better written, but I laughed out loud at parts and I talked to at least two clients about this book, so it s worth the quick read I loved the inside look into the life of a functioning ADHd er.it annoyed me that she also insisted on diagnosing herself as Gifted as if that somehow qualified her to write this book, instead of just relying on her own crazy stories and unique sense of self By the end, I began to wonder if her diagnosis of Gifted was just another way of sa Wish this was better written, but I laughed out loud at parts and I talked to at least two clients about this book, so it s worth the quick read I loved the inside look into the life of a functioning ADHd er.it annoyed me that she also insisted on diagnosing herself as Gifted as if that somehow qualified her to write this book, instead of just relying on her own crazy stories and unique sense of self By the end, I began to wonder if her diagnosis of Gifted was just another way of saying she is a narcisist NOTE for the GoodReads 2013 Reading Challenge this book is considered to be the first book I read of 2013 however, I read all but the last 2 3 chapters and epilogue in 2012 and finished the book on New Year s Day 2013 I was made aware of this book by ADD Crusher on Facebook, which shared a link for a freeKindle download of it in mid to late 2012 The price was right, and since I was in the midst of an effort to explore and come to grips with my own AD H D issues, I figured I d read NOTE for the GoodReads 2013 Reading Challenge this book is considered to be the first book I read of 2013 however, I read all but the last 2 3 chapters and epilogue in 2012 and finished the book on New Year s Day 2013 I was made aware of this book by ADD Crusher on Facebook, which shared a link for a freeKindle download of it in mid to late 2012 The price was right, and since I was in the midst of an effort to explore and come to grips with my own AD H D issues, I figured I d read it to see if it had any useful advice or insights to offer.I am tempering my remarks somewhat as I don t intend to insult a vaguely kindred spirit Ms Turis and I have a number of symptoms, behaviors, etc in common resulting from whatever our true psychological neurological issues are ADHD or otherwise I see bits and pieces of my own life experiences in hers the ones she shares here, anyway , and I d be surprised if she didn t feel the same way upon reading mine if I were to publish them OK, so in an nutshell, this is NOT a great book memoir by any reasonable measure.Writing is NOT Stacey Turis s strong suit, and she really needs an editor or a better one if someone actually did edit this for her Maybe Stacey is one of those people who is a compelling oral storyteller i.e., in person who was encouraged by others to write down and share her stories with a wider audience If that s the case, she should stick to the oral in person type of storytelling or get a better editor, as I said above , but dictating one s life story into a digital tape recorder then running Dragon speech recognition software to convert it to text and printing it as is does not a great memoir make.There s a thread of narcissistic personality disorder suggested or perhaps proven by her accounts of herself and her experiences I m sure Ms Turis thinks her life makes for great reading a sentiment likely echoed back to her by her support system of family and friends , but for objective indifferent readers, this memoir or perhapsaccurately, the manner in which she tells it makes for a tiresome reading experience.There are bits of insight and advice in this book which have some value, but they are few and far between, diluted by a preponderance of meandering and then this happened, and then this and this and this and OMG aren t I a hilarious fucking messstorytelling Aside Stacey says fuck a lot in this book, explaining that this is her true voice or some such nonsense and that anyone who s bothered by it needs to get over it Whatever My advice Publishing fuck repeatedly in your memoir doesn t make your life story anytrue or better being a better writer and making your lifecompelling through better writing makes it betterNear the end of this book, Ms Turis says or perhaps threatens that she has enough material concepts for a 2nd book should she go ahead and publish it someday, I certainly will NOT be among those to read it, unless she really improves as a writer or she gets a world class editor to rein in her worst tendencies of self expression and who can extract a worthwhile story out of whatever she writes.I applaud Stacey Turis for marshaling the discipline, commitment, and fearlessness from exposure to publish this memoir however, given the amount of time I spent reading the 230 pages or so which comprise this book, I wish my time had been spent on worthier material If GoodReads.com allowed half stars in their reviews, I might give this 2.5, but since that s not the case I m giving it two stars only, as a three star review might suggest that there sworthwhile to read here than I actually found there to be This book had my attention as soon as I read the title it s different, it s fun, it s honest and it s a fantastic read.Never before have I read a book and felt like yelling out me too on so many occasions I laughed, I cried and I began to understandabout the ADHD brain This is a fantastic story, super readable, super hard to put down One of few books I ve had to stay up into the wee small hours reading because I just had to finish it If you know someone with ADHD and want some in This book had my attention as soon as I read the title it s different, it s fun, it s honest and it s a fantastic read.Never before have I read a book and felt like yelling out me too on so many occasions I laughed, I cried and I began to understandabout the ADHD brain This is a fantastic story, super readable, super hard to put down One of few books I ve had to stay up into the wee small hours reading because I just had to finish it If you know someone with ADHD and want some insight into their way of thinking, I d definitely recommend reading Here s to Not Catching Our Hair on Fire From the title I have caught my hair on fire And I ve been distracted by a chicken too I thought this would be a fun read.It was not I m really not sure why I finished it I would not spend that much time listening to a person in real life who could not go 6 sentences without a string of swear words It s even less endearing in a book Her stories of abuse, being drugged, drinking too much, flitting from job to job, and drug use were just not funny Her life wasn t funny Her book isn t fun From the title I have caught my hair on fire And I ve been distracted by a chicken too I thought this would be a fun read.It was not I m really not sure why I finished it I would not spend that much time listening to a person in real life who could not go 6 sentences without a string of swear words It s even less endearing in a book Her stories of abuse, being drugged, drinking too much, flitting from job to job, and drug use were just not funny Her life wasn t funny Her book isn t funny The author thinks her life is a riot.This book is like sitting down with a person you vaguely know, only to get their entire torrid life story, all with the attitude that none of what happens to them is in their control Life just happens, and all the scatterbrained inability to keep a job is from a medical diagnosis, NOT from the weed they smoke Or all the times they get drunk Getting arrested is great fun, an adventure Yes, she really says this in great detail She also thought getting drugged was a laugh fest too, since nothing bad happened while she was drugged Her inability to make a list is just how her brain works, nothing can be done about it and yet the same person can write an entire book.There were parts of this book I could honestly relate to Many of the symptoms of her ADHD, or how her brain works , were achingly familiar to me But those tidbits were hidden in so much junk and disaster not funny disasterlike grow up already disaster that I found myself trying to distance myself even from the parts I could relate to It s her life, her story, and she has a right to tell it I just really wish I had not wasted my time reading it