I’ll Just Be Five More Minutes: And Other Tales from My ADHD Brain

Hachette. Feb. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9780306830310. pap. $19.99. HUMOR
In her memoir, Farris (host of the podcast Mother Mother; contributor to the anthology Women on Food) says she is the type of person who constantly loses things, consistently makes questionable financial decisions, changes jobs and side hustles on a regular basis, and forgets to reply to texts. She conveys stories about her life, mishaps, and what she assumed were character flaws through a series of refreshing and humorous essays. She says it took a long journey to make her realize at age 35 that she has Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While the public has heard about ADHD since the mid-1980s, more and more research is being done to understand its nuances in individuals. She discusses the specific studies, for example, about how it presents in women who successfully hide their symptoms. Her candid memoir takes readers along discursive adventures during common tasks. Her sarcastic wit, good-natured self-deprecation, and honest introspection make for a fun and insightful read.
VERDICT A must for collections.
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