By: Lavonne Ellis
Platform: Kindle Fire eBook
To say that this book did not reach my expectations would be an understatement. I read the summary and though it sounded like a playful way to approach the topic. Instead what I read was quite derogatory and shaming. The author describes the traits of persons with ADD at great lengths before actually admitting (44% of the way through the book), that she and her son have both been diagnosed with it, and then clinically defining it. She states that "You may be a flake if…" and goes on to list issues that people with ADD struggle with. I think she was trying to be humorous, but it just didn't work.
I would not recommend this book to any of my clients, especially those with ADD/ADHD.
"To me, a flake is disorganized, impulsive, often overstressed by work an/or family commitments, exhausted, and trying desperately to hide her shameful secret. Like the Red Queen in Through the Looking Glass, she is running as fast as she can just to keep from falling behind. Of course, she is always falling behind." (loc 88/601)