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  • Smart but Stuck

  • Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD
  • Written by: Thomas E. Brown
  • Narrated by: Joe Bronzi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • 2.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Smart but Stuck

Written by: Thomas E. Brown
Narrated by: Joe Bronzi
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Publisher's Summary

Compelling stories that present a new view of ADHD. 

Smart but Stuck offers 15 true and compelling stories about intelligent, capable teens and adults who have gotten "stuck" at school, work, and/or in social relationships because of their ADHD. Dr. Brown highlights the often unrecognized role that emotions play in this complex disorder. He explains why even very bright people with ADHD get stuck because they can focus well on some tasks that interest them but often can't focus adequately on other important tasks and relationships.

  • The first book to explain and illustrate the crucial role of emotions in the daily functioning of those living with ADHD
  • Brown, associate director of the Yale Clinic for Attention & Related Disorders, is an internationally known authority on ADHD

Drawing on the latest research findings, the audiobook describes strategies and treatments for getting "unstuck" to move on to a more rewarding and productive life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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this book reading is poorly produced. repeats the same sentences several times. immediately after each other.

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  • Benjamin G
  • 2021-06-14

Great for those who do - and do not - have ADHD

I hope more therapists will read this; it can be embarrassingly accurate and relatable for many of their patients. I hope more patients read this; it can be a useful tool for knowing how to communicate with your therapist (and others) about things that can be very tough to articulate accurately. Most people who have ADHD will probably see themselves reflected very clearly in several chapters.

If I read this again, it will be the physical copy, as the narrator has a soothing but sing-song cadence that doesn't vary much, and eventually drove me nuts. It's also a huge pet peeve when the emphasis is clearly on the wrong word in a sentence, which forces me to rewind frequently to understand what the author was actually trying to say. I mean, I'm already taking meds because it's hard enough to pay attention to everything else in life, amirite?

Overall though, worth buying twice.

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  • Mag
  • 2022-01-07

seriously a 7+ hour book with zero chapters?

my review is about the editing on audible version. a 7+ hour book without any separations or chapters. that ridiculous. how are you supposed to navigate the book? Especially if you have ADHD and you get side track doing something while listening. or would like to revisit some parts to use any tips that might be told in the book. Usually audiobook are really good compared to regular books for multi tasking but when they do this I find it impossible to follow. There is a reason why books are separated by chapters and have indexing. I wish people editing audio could think about things like that. It's annoying enough without indexing with just chapters named with numbers. But this as absolutely nothing. Imagine you would have a 7 hour music CD in the "old time" and it would be all in one track without any separation between songs. or an entire Tv show season all in one 10hour track . I want to listen to this content but it's impossible to find back where I was and it gets irritating to go back and forth in the time stamps trying to remember and figure out, if I happen to get distracted or didn't pressed pause properly or fell asleep or anything that can happen. I know there is time stamps but when you have to put so many to try to index the book yourself it's a bit much.

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  • Brittany Brocato
  • 2023-01-24

Clinical

I was hoping to hear of an example of people in my shoes. I am a mom of 3 coping with adhd. I was hoping to learn more tools to cope other than medication. Supplements for example.. and strategies to help with day to day life. It was good for someone more clinical who was trying to learn examples of people and medications and other mental conditions that coincide with adhd. A good book.. just not exactly what I was looking for.

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  • Elisha
  • 2022-10-21

Wonderful info, but a little robotic

I actually was able to use this book as a body double while I got chores done! My only critique (and its very minor) is: every time the reader said “ADHD” or “marijuana” he would say them slower and more deliberately which would break the tempo of his speech…. Like a 50’s reporter warnings the American people of these 2 very new, very dangerous conditions. It always unsettled me.
That’s it. Otherwise it was a very useful and illuminating listen!!!