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Adderall Blues


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Brian J .Robinson grew up in suburban NJ and was diagnosed with ADHD at six years old. He graduated from Tulane University with a Philosophy degree, where, as a contributor to the university periodical, he developed an early talent toward writing. His first published work, a short story entitled Tabula Rasa was featured on the cover of The Write Room, a literary magazine, in 2012. In 2016, he was interviewed by Fox 5 NY about an early edition of his ADHD memoir and his personal experience with Adderall addiction. Today, Brian has emerged as a successful entrepreneur and continues to be very outspoken about society's miscomprehension about ADHD. He loves to travel, lift weights, talk philosophy at bars, and spend time with family and friends. He lives in NYC with his wife, Lindsey.


"Robinson's remembrance is an intimate one, brimming with courageous candor and bracing self-critique. What emerges is a poignant self-portrait of a rather young man (he was 23 years old when he wrote this book) who's exceedingly talented but just as angry--not just about his condition, but also at the lack of resources available to assist those who have it." -- Kirkus Book Reviews "Few books on this subject have explored the positive side of ADHD and this alone makes ADDERALL BLUES an important read." --Indie Book Reviews (IR Approved Starred Rating) "Blues is a compelling firsthand account...Robinson wrote Adderall Blues not only to share his personal story but to inspire others to progressively reimagine the way they support those with ADHD." -- Daniel Patterson, Huffington Post The descriptions of the feelings and emotion can be felt through each page and with every word." --Chelsea Girard, Book Reviewer at Bibliobeautybooks It's a great read for anyone--whether they have ADHD, or are looking to understand it better. Beyond the topic, it's also simply just a good book, with both funny and touching personal stories that are easy to relate to." -- Madina Papadopoulos, Author of The Step-Spinsters "Finally! A blunt but objective book that debunks ADHD labels and exposes the unfortunate and limiting ways in which societal norms inhibit brilliance. " -- Dr. Peter J. McDonald, PhD. (Educational Policy) "A wonderful, in-your-face book relating one young person's struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder..." -- Dr. Ned Hallowell M.D., Harvard Medicine and Author of Driven to Distraction "Brian Robinson poignantly exposes the flaws in our current educational philosophy and challenges us to rethink ADHD as a cure for slowed innovation rather than an illness in need of taming." -- Damian Brenes Dominguez, Founder Spil Creative, Inc. "Brian has captured, without exception, the frustration and incite into the world of attention deficit disorder. His stories are relatable. I commend his writing skills and purpose. -- Dr. Samuel Schenker, MD (Neurologist) "Robinson's story is an important lesson in understanding how to unlock the potential of young people, especially those diagnosed with attention deficit disorders." -- A. Corcoran (Former Educator, Master of Public Policy) "The chronicals of Brian's life events are so captivating and intense that I couldn't put the book down. Eye opening and an emotional roller coaster. This story will encourage more people with ADHD, who likely have similar feelings about Adderall, to share their story to raise awareness of the issues Brian posits." -- Nicole Stokes- Published Research Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals "A much needed memoir to highlight a crucial topic in today's society. This is a must read for anyone who's life may have been touched by ADHD or other learning disabilities. " -- Dr. Rama Ayyala, MD, Columbia University Medical Center "This refreshingly honest account of living with ADHD reframes both the struggles and gifts that come along with this stigmatized diagnosis. " -- Pamela Mendelsohn, LMSW

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