Confessions of an ADDiva- Midlife in the Non-Linear Lane
© 2011 Linda Roggli
First prize award-winner for Women’s Issues in the “Next Generation Indy Book Awards.” Is it ADD or is it AGE? It might be both, as the author discovered when she was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder at age 45. “Confessions of an ADDiva” traces her journey from denial (“Does this mean I have ‘dain bramage?'”) to acceptance (“I’ve stopped apologizing to doorknobs.”). Written with a good twist of humor and a tender dose of poignancy, “Confessions” shines a light on women whose unrecognized ADD-ish symptoms have reached a crescendo at “that certain age.” Brain fog, memory malfunction, running late to appointments, losing the car keys (and reading glasses) are only part of the fun of midlife ADD!
“Confessions” is formatted in ADD-friendly style with lots of white space, whimsical illustrations and short chapters (for midlife women who constantly read five books at a time but rarely finish any of them). Roggli’s raw honesty and optimistic attitude will reassure ADD women at any age that the best is yet to come. As one reader put it: “I laughed, I cried and I learned.”