Jaclyn Paul is a fiction writer and blogger based in Baltimore, Maryland. Since 2014, she has published information, advice, and essays for adults with Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the popular blog The ADHD Homestead. Her writing about ADHD has also appeared in ADDResources, ADHD Roller Coaster with Gina Pera, A Dose of Healthy Distraction, and Houston Family Magazine.
"Order from Chaos feels like sitting down with a good
friend, an honest friend, who is a little further down the road of
learning how to tackle and subdue the daily chaos of living with
ADHD. If there were an ADHD self-help book group, I'd nominate this
book to be at the top of the reading list."
-- Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., internationally recognized authority on ADHD and co-author of ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life"This is no ordinary "get organized" book. In Order from Chaos, Jaclyn Paul seamlessly and engagingly weaves first-person storytelling with expert knowledge. I value Jaclyn's words because they always reflect careful thought -- whether in this book or on her ADHD Homestead blog. She is a first-rate learner and a teacher. I encourage you to reap the benefits of her hard-won wisdom."
-- Gina Pera, adult ADHD educator and award-winning author of Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD?My favorite thing about Jaclyn is her ability to articulate the frustrations of life with ADHD. I always refer people to her website and now when someone asks about organization, I will direct them to this book. In Order from Chaos Jaclyn takes a very challenging topic and makes it accessible for those of us who struggle with executive functioning.
-- Liz Lewis, The ADHD Enclave"One of the best things about this book is that it takes concepts from a variety of organisational systems and weaves them together in a way that is wholly clear-eyed about how you can and do manage yourself already. It's not asking you to transform yourself into an organising superhero (whew) but rather to understand how you and your household function, and then to design working systems around that. It is a kind and sensible philosophy."
-- reader review (excerpt)"I've taken away a whole new set of organizational tools; some of which I have heard before but never really saw how they could work in a real life setting, some totally new. More importantly, I've come away with several revelations about how / why I have never been able to get organized in certain ways and several fresh alternatives to try."
-- reader review (excerpt)"This book answered so many questions I had as to why I could never seem to get myself in gear and be organized enough to execute all the flowery ideals you see on Pinterest, etc. This book is recommended reading for anyone [with] ADHD and especially if you are Head of Household. It's not a book: it's a survival guide!"
-- reader review (excerpt)