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The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gail Saltz M.D.

Narrated By: Gail Saltz M.D.

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: March 2017

Duration: 8 hours 20 minutes


A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection between the potential for great talent and conditions commonly thought to be "disabilities," revealing how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths.
In The Power of Different, psychiatrist and bestselling author Gail Saltz examines the latest scientific discoveries, profiles famous geniuses who have been diagnosed with all manner of brain "problems"-including learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Autism-and tells the stories of lay individuals to demonstrate how specific deficits in certain areas of the brain are directly associated with the potential for great talent. Saltz shows how the very conditions that cause people to experience difficulty at school, in social situations, at home, or at work, are inextricably bound to creative, disciplinary, artistic, empathetic, and cognitive abilities.
In this pioneering work, listeners will find engaging scientific research and stories from historical geniuses and everyday individuals who have not only made the most of their conditions, but who have flourished because of them. They are leaning into their brain differences to:
*Identify areas of interest and expertise
*Develop work arounds
*Create the environments that best foster their talents
*Forge rewarding interpersonal relationships
Enlightening and inspiring, The Power of Different proves that the unique wiring of every brain can be a source of strength and productivity, and contributes to the richness of our world.


  • Monica C

    Without being overly optimistic and pretentious, "Power of Different" offers affected people a choice to celebrate the silver lining of their brain differences (while constantly encouraging medical help, of course). By emphasizing the gifts that can come with such differences, this book challenges conventional perceptions and the everyday language related to describing what is normal and what is not.

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