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The Queen of Distraction Audiobook

The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done

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Publisher's Summary

Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you've been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something's got to give.

The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it's at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD, discussing the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as relationships, skin sensitivities, meal planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition this audiobook offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue.

©2014 Terry Matlen (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"[T]his work is helpful for regaining focus and control over the events of everyday." (Library Journal)

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  • S D
    9/06/16
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    "It is almost like reading a bibliography of myself"

    It is almost like reading a bibliography of myself. I like that this book relates to women with ADHD. All subtypes are discussed. I wish there was more on the Primarily Inattentive subtype since I thought females generally have that type.
    The book offers strategies for organizing your life but sometimes I think that the author forgets that we are ADHD because some of the suggestions require too much organizational thought. I think that if you have a spouse or a non-ADHD person to help you use these suggestions, it would makes sense. I can just see myself getting stuck trying to sort my "to do today" paperwork vs what can "wait until later" pile. I can sort tasks better than paperwork. I think that a lot of us find paperwork much harder to sort out. Some of is that have an OCD personality along with ADHD/executive function issues may find it even more difficult.
    I find the narrator easy to listen to even at a faster playback rate. There were a couple areas that skipped like a broken record briefly but it may have been on my device rather than an Audible glitch recording.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • e. austin
    14/05/16
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    "amazing! "

    the words made so much sense. I loved this book. I actually finished it! for a professional organizer with a adhd this book will not only help me but it will continue its usefulness with my clients! all of us here at TCBC want to say thank you.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SMK
    Texas
    8/06/16
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    "Very informative"

    Really liked the book. Great in helping the woman with ADD/HD feel understood, for once. Had very easy to understand tips to help in problem areas.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lauren
    28/05/16
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    "The most validating information I've recieved!"

    I have never understood myself so much! Now I can help my kids with THEIR ADHD STRUGGLES

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DMB
    Albany, NY
    10/10/16
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    "Too basic"
    Would you try another book from Terry Matlen MSW and/or Randye Kaye?

    Maybe


    What could Terry Matlen MSW have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Separate book or chapters into basic vs advanced information


    Have you listened to any of Randye Kaye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I skipped the first chapter because I can't stand another book showing they understand my unique plight. Feels condescending now.Doesn't help to hear structural suggesting when you don't have options to buy or set up all of that special organizational stuff. Need to keep suggestions simple, cheap and generic?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kim
    Seattle
    25/09/16
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    "Fell even worse about having ADD"

    Brutal, descriptions of what it's like to live with ADHD overshadowed the helpful passages for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lauren murray
    3/08/16
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    "Life Hacks"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book because there are plenty of good "take-aways", but I don't know that I'd limit the audience to those suffering from ADHD. Many of these issues are merely time management suggestions.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Terry Matlen MSW again?

    Perhaps. There was not much riveting content except for the scientific background behind ADHD and the different types.


    What three words best describe Randye Kaye’s voice?

    No real opinion here. She was okay.


    Could you see The Queen of Distraction being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not at all applicable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane LeCheminant
    19/07/16
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    "Insightful"

    Gives one a better understanding of ADHD in a positive, encouraging, manageable way. Great book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aliza
    31/12/15
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    "Unendurable narration"

    I squirmed through almost 6 chapters before caving in to save my sanity. Imagine a sketch on SNL where a woman is playing a public service announcer or narrating a museum audio tour. Cloying, saccharine, affected narration. I am an adhd mom with adhd kids, and I'd rather live in chaos than listen to this.

    6 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • N. C. Gould
    Manchester
    26/04/16
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    "What a revelation!"

    A real eye-opener for women with ADHD and their loved ones. Lots of great, achievable strategies for coping in real-life situations. Some aspects were very USA-centric, but the broader ideas and advice still apply in the UK and elsewhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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