A Chicken in the Wind and How He Grew: Stories From an ADHD Dad
Frank South (Author)
DescriptionA powerful, unflinching and wryly funny mental health memoir that digs into the frightening importance of family and the undeniable power of love. In stories written over eight years of financial stress, two deaths, and one five thousand mile move, Frank goes toe to toe with his "mental hell tornado of overthinking, confusion, and boundless fear, and at least be of some use to my wife, my two ADHD kids or anyone I loved before everything I cared about was blown away." But that means getting out of his own head long enough to care about others and learn how to help. For an ADHD, hypomanic, alcoholic, that's a challenge. "Think about it. If every day of your life you wake up already engulfed in a roaring flood of urgent but completely confused and unrelated information hitting you non-stop, all at once, all the time, then the crushing cascade of conflicts and needs of career, creativity, parenting, loss and grief in a family crisis or any other calamity shouldn't be overwhelming, it should feel like old home week. If only."
Rattlesnake Publishing Inc.
January 04, 2018
5.98 X 0.58 X 9.02 inches | 0.84 pounds
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About the Author
Off-Broadway playwright, longtime television writer and producer, Frank South has spent the last nine years primarily writing about life as an ADHD adult. He performed his one-man show Pay Attention for extended runs in Honolulu and Los Angeles. His stories and articles have been published in ADDitude magazine and in blog posts at ADDitudemag.com and have been reprinted in other magazines and websites. He's been featured in programs about Adult ADHD on Second Opinion for PBS and Rock Center for NBC News.