Cover Image: The Mini ADHD Coach

The Mini ADHD Coach

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

I've loved the instagram account, so having a physical book was a no brainer.

Alice does a great job of providing the information, while also spicing it up with cute comics.
As an ADHDer this method of getting the information without fluff, and in a novel form is wonderful.

Highly recommend this cute book to help explain ADHD to family and friends.

Was this review helpful?

Terrific tips, very readable, and the cute drawings are a comfort. Not a deep deep dive, but a great introduction.

Was this review helpful?

I really enjoyed reading this book! It had so many wonderful tips that were helpful for a multitude of ADHD symptoms, as well as understanding ADHD. Alice Gendron’s illustrations and writing were incredible and kept me focused on reading this informative book. I am looking forward to incorporating some of these tips and tricks into my daily life.

Thank you NetGalley and Chronicle Books for this ARC. All opinions expressed are my own.

Was this review helpful?

I absolutely love this book. It’s got so many things I needed to “hear” and so many great tips. It is permanently on my nightstand and I am reading it whenever and however I wish, like the author intended it. I highly recommend it not just to people with ADHD but to those living with them!

Was this review helpful?

Alice Gendron has always made relatable comics for those of us with ADHD that make me feel less alone and crazy! This book has all that along with some tips and tricks. Recommended for anyone that has ADHD!

Was this review helpful?

This was cute and informative, and I learned a lot as a non-ADHD person! Definitely great for someone who is just starting to learn about it.

Was this review helpful?

Great guide to understanding adhd, either in yourself or someone you know. The author breaks it down in easily understandable ways.

Was this review helpful?

I LOVE Alice's instagram account, so this book was a no-brainer. As a therapist, I recommend this book as a primer for newly diagnosed or questioning ADHD clients.

Was this review helpful?

The illustrated guide by Alice Gendron is a wonderful, informative, and engaging how-to on managing some of the more insidious aspects of ADHD.

As a woman who was diagnosed in her late 20s/early 30s, these hints, tips, and tricks would have been absolutely been helpful to kind of parse out and a gain a slightly better understanding of how to manage certain tendencies I'd noticed in myself.

The best part is that it starts off with a declaration of low stakes and comes from an understanding perspective. It was honestly surprising and healing to see that we're not alone in what we struggle with in the day-to-day.

Definitely worth a read!

Was this review helpful?

This was a great summary of information with lots of things that people just starting their diagnosis journey probably really needs to hear. I needed to hear some of them, even without a diagnosis and I am hoping to implement some of these things in my own issues.

Was this review helpful?

The Mini ADHD Coach is a fun, informative, and easy-to-read guide for people with ADHD. Read it from cover to cover or jump around. It’s simple to find what you need when you need it.

There’s plenty written about ADHD, but a lot of it is excessively complicated or dense. It’s full of practical actionable advice and tips that make it clear she knows the ADHD experience firsthand.

I recommend it for anyone with ADHD, but it’s especially helpful for those who are newly diagnosed and overwhelmed.

Was this review helpful?

When navigating through the vast sea of mental health literature, finding a piece that speaks directly and authentically to its intended audience can be a daunting task. But Alice Gendron accomplishes this with finesse and genuine understanding (she was diagnosed late in life) in her book, "The Mini ADHD Coach: How to (finally) Understand Yourself," a book I was fortunate enough to explore through an advanced reader copy.

As someone who specializes in ADHD within my psychotherapy practice, the appeal of "The Mini ADHD Coach" isn’t just in its accessibility but also in its respectful and accurate portrayal of the ADHD experience. Gendron successfully shares a wealth of knowledge into concise, easily-read segments, allowing readers to immerse themselves in valuable insights without feeling burdened by the volume of information. She also includes adorable pictures to accompany the information!

One of the delightful aspects of this book is the intentional design and structure that seem to organically weave through the interest-based learning experiences of individuals with ADHD. The capability to flip through any section of the book is not just a thoughtful addition but a necessary one, enabling readers to engage with the content in a manner that resonates with them most.

Moreover, the inclusion of charming visuals not only breaks up text but also adds an element of relatability. I was able to finish the book in 1 hour and 15 minutes that I broke up into a few reading sessions.

For professionals in the mental health field or those living with ADHD, this book is going to be a great resource! It will become a necessary tool by offering practical advice for navigating the complexities and learning to work with your ADHD brain rather than against it. This will absolutely be a book I recommend clients!

Was this review helpful?

Just found out last year that I'm ADHD and this is incredibly helpful. I learned so much and love how this book was structured. Very easy to follow and great flow.

Thank you for an advanced readers copy for an honest review.

Was this review helpful?

I really enjoyed this! It's very approachable, not overwhelming in advice, and gives real life tips that seem achievable. Also appreciated all of the info on ADHD and how to recognize it.

Was this review helpful?

This was a great book for those who have ADHD. As a parent of a child with ADHD, I found the book a very good resource for helping my child navigate their diagnosis and their world.

Was this review helpful?

This is a light read with ADHD basics. It probably would be a decent "bathroom book" (Do people have those anymore?) because it can be read in small segments and picked up from page. The illustrations were cute. That said as someone with executive dysfunction and many friends with ADHD, I'm not sure I really learned anything new. However, it might be good for someone who really isn't familiar ADHD at all though.

Was this review helpful?

This is an adorably illustrated book to be read by those who have ADHD or want to understand ADHD more. The author/illustrator give personal examples about how they deal with and manage their ADHD, while also giving advice and background knowledge.
Very cute and would recommend to the aforementioned audience.

Full review on Pages n' Pages podcast (episode post date 10/17/23- Chapter 120).

Was this review helpful?

This book offers a unique blend of strategies, tools, and insights that empower readers to manage their ADHD symptoms effectively. It stands out for its concise and user-friendly format, making it accessible for both adults and adolescents.

Was this review helpful?

The Mini ADHD Coach

Where has this book been?

Okay, I can’t say definitively that I have ADHD, but I have close family members that have been diagnosed and share commonalities with them.

More often than not, the tactics that help them help me too, so I gave this book a shot.

You know when you find a book that feels like you have a friend talking to you? That’s this.

It was laid out in a way that felt manageable and actionable. I believe her and that these tips will help.

Have I tried everything? Not yet, but I do feel like everything seems worthy trying.

I’m greatly to have this tool in my arsenal! Diagnosed or not.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Was this review helpful?

Quite the broad overview for anyone who is new to the diagnosis of ADHD. The word Mini is right there in the name and it fits the bill.

Thank you to NetGalley and Vermilion for an ARC of this book.

Was this review helpful?