Download PDF by Ken Patterson: ADD and Me: Forty Years in a Fog

By Ken Patterson

ISBN-10: 1423710185

ISBN-13: 9781423710189

ISBN-10: 1843107775

ISBN-13: 9781843107774

'I'm continuously in a fog. I simply do not appear to imagine rather well. i'm a guy who has consciousness Deficit affliction and that i invite you to take an impromptu journey via my lifestyles. yet wear your fog lighting and carry on for the ride.'

- Ken Patterson

In his own account of existence with consciousness Deficit ailment (ADD), award-winning writer Ken Patterson richly illustrates the way the indicators of upload curtail the facility of an clever guy to reach the main usual of life's occasions. via episodes of early life, academic stories, employment, army occupation, and relationships, he unearths the delicate complexities of dealing with occasions most folks take for granted.

This pleasing and compassionate e-book unsparingly describes a lifestyles distorted through impulsivity, distractions, obsessions, and anger. Illuminating, and deeply insightful, it is going to fascinate someone who has come into touch with ADD.

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I drove amongst the massive redwoods, singing through my nose with Bob Dylan and screeching along with Robert Plant. I was a lonely, long-haired boy with dormant dreams. Things were going on around me everywhere, and I didn’t know how to get involved. One dream I had was to date a girl in my English Composition class. It was one of 30 ADD AND ME the few classes I attended on a regular basis in high school. I liked to write, and I liked Danielle Morrison. She was a rich girl who always sat on the other side of the classroom as Mr.

Oh, but you are. ” My eyes raced back down to the tie and then just as quickly back to his eyes again. I tried to imagine her white shirt and well-pressed jeans in the chair where I now sat. Listening to the tick-tock, the thump-thump, taking in that yin-yang tie. “She was crying, Mr. ” He rolled up his sleeves and shifted a tad closer to me, a few important looking papers crumpling with the move. Once again he scrutinized me, and then made that now familiar movement with his head which emitted two tense pops from somewhere at the base of his neck.

It was the closest I got to music in basic training except for when we sang at church. Our drill instructor had a chant for everything. One of my favorites was the one he had us repeat when we jogged past the women’s barracks: If all of the women were bricks in a pile And I was the mason, I’d lay ‘em out in style. Hey, hey, all you women. Look up, all you women. Cause we are the Air Force. The mighty, mighty Air Force. Basic training was mostly hell. I had a whole list of likes and dislikes when it came to its daily grind.

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