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03-18-03, 11:20 PM
<table border="0" width="475" align="Center"><tbody><tr> <td width=27%><font color="#440066" face="comic sans ms"> <iframe marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" width="120" height="240" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src=""><MAP NAME="boxmap-p8"><AREA SHAPE="RECT" COORDS="14, 200, 103, 207" HREF="" ><AREA COORDS="0,0,10000,10000" HREF="" ></MAP><img src="" width="120" height="240" border="0" usemap="#boxmap-p8" alt="Shop at"></iframe> </a></font></td> <td><font face="comic sans ms" size="3" color="#440066"> This book is Great. It explains a lot about ADD and Creativity. It may help you understand yourself or ADD child. You may look differently at ADD when you are done with this book. <B>(1997)</B></font></td> </tr> </tbody>
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04-08-03, 11:21 PM
Tara had asked me to write a review for this book since I read it. But I had to confess to her that I never finished reading the book. I did enjoy the book and found it very help and an easy read. One of the best things I got out of it is learning how as children that our creativity is is lost. For example, in school, the teacher wants you to color the pumpkin. Well, there is the child that decides to color the pumpkin purple, but the teacher is told, no, the color of a pumpkin is orange. His creativity and his idea, just went down the drain. The book talks about recovering this lost creativity. I also found it helpful because many of us think that we are not that creative when in fact we are. It is just a matter of finding it and the book will help you to do that.

On a personal note, when I read the example of the pumpkin in the book, I realized how thankful I was that my parents allowed me to be creative and did not stop me from doing that. The book helped me to appreciate my parents even more.

08-07-03, 01:01 PM
I should read that!

I was just remarking to a friend how it seems like my creativity has been squat for a really REALLY long time. It just dawned on me that it's like my body is diverting all of my energy to just help me function in general - there's nothing left for extracuriccular functions. Whao - maybe that's why I'm so tired all the time!

*feels slightly enlightened*

08-08-03, 10:56 PM
I have come to view things differently about creativity. I don't like the notion that ADD is normal, because I think that people will confuse that with typical and not want to treat ADDers like individuals. While I feel ADD is partially about how we are wired, I now really see how environment factors into the equation.

After reading Scattered, Gabor Mate's book, I really agree with him that both ADD and creativity arise out of sensitivity. I also think as he does that being ADD does not necessarily make you creative.

08-08-03, 11:32 PM

Have you read the Book ADD and Creativity?