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The ADHD Advantage: What You Thought Was a Diagnosis May Be Your Greatest Strength

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Dale Archer

Narrated By: Walter Dixon

Publisher: Gildan Media

Date: August 2015

Duration: 8 hours 45 minutes


Why ADHD could be the key to your success For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage-without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential.


  • Frances H

    Very slow and repetitive with the examples making it seem like people just cruised in to the careers of their choice.

  • Kate Twelker

    Lots of medication-bashing in this book. Lots of anecdotal stories about athletes and businesspeople with ADHD, which I quickly find tiresome (especially when something is read slowly- hello, we have ADHD, want to speed it up a little?? I listened at 1.5x speed the whole time!). I realized that 3 hours in, the only thing I had really heard was that meds are bad- with the obligatory caveats). i still listened to the whole thing, but it the end the main take-aways were stay really busy (although there was a glorification of risk-taking in this that I did not like at all) and exercise every day. Yeah, ok, I disagreed with a number of conclusions that the author came to, particularly because he seemed to focus on the traditional hyperactive type of ADHDer, which particularly for women often does not apply, or does not apply cleanly. There was a cavalier assumption that ADHDers are more resilient, which perhaps some are, but this certainly does not apply to all, and it does those who have trouble in this area a disservice. In sum, this is the least useful book I've listened to on ADHD, and the medication-bashing was frankly offensive to me (eg no TV ads didn't sway me at all- I don't have a TV). Delivered from Distraction was excellent, as was the amazing ADHD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life- which went way beyond organizing one's space (I ordered a hard copy after listening to the audiobook it was so goo).

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