Book reviews

Book Review: “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD”

This week, I want to discuss a book that I’ve read recently. The book is “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD”, written by Sari Solden and Michelle Frank. Both authors have ADHD themselves and work with women who have ADHD as well.

I ordered the book in October, but only started reading it last Friday, after finishing another book. I’ve been meaning to get my hands on a copy of the book for a while, as I was really interested in reading it. So, I finally started reading it, and really got into it.

The book doesn’t focus on what ADHD is, treatments, and such. It doesn’t focus on strategies to help us with organization or time management or whatever else we struggle with.

The authors focus on how women with ADHD can accept their neurodiversity, strengths, and let go of negative self-talk. With this book, Solden and Frank really want to help the readers being able to achieve our goals and changing our mindset, in a more positive way.

This is more of a workbook, as there are sections where the authors ask questions to help us reflect and room for us to write in. It is a good way to help us think about what our strengths are, or what are some of the negative messages we’ve internalized, instance.

Honestly, I really enjoyed reading this book/workbook. It helped me reflect, think about myself as a woman with ADHD, and view things differently. For some time, I’ve been working slowly changing my mindset, and this has certainly helped.

There’s a lot that I took away from reading this. We’d certainly be here for a while. Here are some things I learned. I am now more aware of how others’ opinion can affect another’s inner dialogue. The opinion could be about anything and necessarily directed at any one person. We may hide from others as a way to cope and avoid judgement.

I’ll admit that it was a little challenging to read for me, because I realized a lot of what I was holding in, and just addressing things for myself. So, it was emotionally challenging at times, just because of old memories, and such. It may not be always easy to bring back old memories or deal with certain things, but it can be helpful to be a better person and make positive changes. And now I can keep those things in mind, in the future.

All in all, I loved this book. I definitely need this for myself. It has helped me consider things that I might not of thought of, and definitely things that can help me and other women with ADHD.

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