The Mini ADHD Coach

Tools and Support to Make Life Easier—A Visual Guide

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Pub Date 26 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 25 Sep 2023
Chronicle Books, Chronicle Prism

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Description

An inclusive guide to ADHD that explores its diverse types, symptoms, diagnoses, and misconceptions, and shares how to work with your ADHD brain to fully understand yourself.

Diagnosed at 29, Alice Gendron offers full and supportive insight into life with ADHD, addresses common challenges and hurdles, and provides tips and ADHD hacks that will help you to get things done and live a more peaceful daily life. This illustrated and informative guide is a must-have for anyone looking to better understand ADHD and how to thrive with ADHD. 

Through Gendron’s motivational voice and relatable illustrations, The Mini ADHD Coach will teach you:

  • How to emotionally process your ADHD diagnosis.
  • How ADHD can impact your daily life, from getting your morning started to time management, dating, making dinner, and more.
  • What ADHD expressions, such as analysis paralysis, hyperfocus, and time blindness, really mean.
  • ADHD hacks like habit-stacking and gamification to try out and find the solutions that fit your life.

The Mini ADHD Coach is the perfect resource for flourishing with ADHD.

An inclusive guide to ADHD that explores its diverse types, symptoms, diagnoses, and misconceptions, and shares how to work with your ADHD brain to fully understand yourself.

Diagnosed at 29, Alice...


Advance Praise

“A treasure to anyone who has ADHD, who knows someone with ADHD, or who just wants to learn and understand the ADHD experience.”

—Siggie Cohen, PhD

“A treasure to anyone who has ADHD, who knows someone with ADHD, or who just wants to learn and understand the ADHD experience.”

—Siggie Cohen, PhD


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This is an informative and entertaining guide to understanding and living with ADHD. The illustrations and informal qualities of the book make it accessible to a wide range of readers.

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Very helpful resource for those just learning to live with their ADHD! I found a lot of helpful advice and techniques to implement in my life.

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The Mini ADHD Coach is an excellent tool for those struggling to manage day to day. There are simple graphics and doodles with key points to make it easy to see the issue. It is written in simple, easy to understand language. Not two presentations of ADHD are identical, although they share many similarities, so understanding the basic gist and looking at some tools can help anyone who finds themselves struggling with day to day.
The first chapter provides a brief synopsis of what it is and the three different types. Chapter 2 discussing getting diagnosed and where to get help. Chapter 3 looks at life after your diagnosis. Chapter 4 is a really helpful discussion in terms and definitions associated with ADHD.
Part 2 starts to look at a day in the life of someone with ADHD. Beginning with struggling to get out of bed, to daily routines and helpful reminders to get even the simple things done.
Part 3 looks at tips, tricks, and strategies to manage your life with ADHD. For example, “work smarter, not harder,” using the Pomodoro Technique, color coding, labeling, reminders, and checklists, to name a few.
Living in a household of those with ADHD, I find this book spot on accurate and extremely helpful in the descriptions. Many of the tips have been utilized by my loved ones and I’m excited to suggest some of the ones I was not familiar with.
This is not a clinical approach, but rather a helpful tool based on Alice Gendron’s personal experiences.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.

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The Mini ADHD Coach is a great tool for helping you understand ADHD and how you can create better systems and control over your brain. Real life examples are provided, as well as illustrations, to make it feel relatable and like you’re not alone.

As someone with ADHD, it was interesting to read a little deeper into things that can be impacted by it. The examples provided aren’t new ideas, but it’s always good to have a reminder of ways to help. The content is provided in a way that feels easy to digest, and practical to actually work with. It was a very quick read, and didn’t feel like just another thing to add to a list.

Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for an advanced copy of this book!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!

This lovely little compendium breaks down ADHD in a way that makes it easy to understand! It goes through the ins and out of ADHD and does it in a cute way. Many things are framed through the author's experience as a person with ADHD but honestly is relatable to most ADHD people. I enjoyed the "ADHD Hacks" section. It had a lot of helpful tricks to help manage and work around your ADHD symptoms. I think this would be the perfect book for an adult or older teen recently diagnosed with ADHD. It also would be good for neurotypical people to read to try and understand how someone with ADHD functions in day-to-day life. It's formatted in a great way, with an even balance of illustrations and written text. I love that it doesn't give you a whole wall of text to try and read through but instead breaks it up to make it easier to read. I had ADHD, so I already knew the information provided in the book, including the hacks. So I can definitely say, everything hits the mark, and it's one hundred percent true! This book does have two small sections that could be considered "adult", but this is geared more toward ADHD adults than children. The sections go over how ADHD can cause struggles with intimacy within romantic relationships, and how ADHD makes a person more likely to develop problems with alcohol consumption. These are handled in a gentle way, and are important to talk about! I am glad that the book has sections concerning those issues.

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This mini guide is great for anyone diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. It's illustrated so it's easy to follow along and has great tips to help anyone live with ADD/ADHD.

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I was drawn to this book for two reasons: 1. I was also diagnosed with ADHD in my late twenties, and 2. I am a therapist who often works with people who have ADHD.

I felt that this book was so very validating and very relatable to my experiences. I especially appreciated the chapter on ‘ADHD hacks.’ I loved the illustrations throughout the book and feel grateful to have read a book written by someone who has real-life experiences and is not just a researcher who misunderstands the experiences of neurodivergent people.

I will definitely be buying this book for my therapy office and sharing/recommending with my clients and friends.

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Wow - this book is a brilliant guide to understanding ADHD. As someone diagnosed with it late in life, I have always struggled to understand things about myself and why I do them. This book is a fantastic guide to help you better understand your ADHD symptoms and realize that they are normal behaviors rooted in ADHD. I absolutely love the format of this book. It is easy to read and includes tons of drawings and diagrams to explain things visually. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Thank you to Net Galley, the publisher, and author for providing this book for my honest review. I am a bit torn on this one. I was expecting a resource helpful for all ages, not just adults. This book started off for all ages but I felt the images and some of the details leaned more towards kids, and then the book started describing intimate moments and how adhd might impact those moments. It can not be used in a classroom for students to understand adhd. I’m a bit disappointed in that as the book does describe adhd well and provides so many tips that would be beneficial for children. I really think the more “adult” themes were not needed and took the ability to use this as a resource for everyone away from so many people who would otherwise have benefited. This is very specifically focused on the adult who has newly been diagnosed with adhd. I know that it is important to have resources for every situation and every specific age group, but I do believe it would have been appropriate to make it clear in the description or cover that this is not a resource for children or schools. I am sure this book will reach many adults who are just learning about adhd and in need of helpful resources and tips. Thank you again for providing this book for my review.

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This was such a quick and fun mini guide to ADHD! It was super easy to stay engaged with it and is definitely perfect for someone who may have just gotten diagnosed as an adult. There were a lot of helpful tips!

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I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review

I was recently diagnosed at 25 with adhd. I'd suspected it for many years, but never had the means to actually get diagnosed until then. A lot of times I struggle with finding the right strategies to 'cope' with doing things, because there are literally an infinite number of ways to do everything, meaning it becomes overwhelming to find what the one thing that works for you actually is.

When I initially went into the book (which was a super short read, and perfectly formatted for those with short attention spans), I was hoping it would be more personal regarding that aspect of learning who you are. The author parrots a lot of generic tips - "Use Pomadoro", "Make Big Tasks Small", "Use Reminders", etc - But doesn't offer a lot of depth or 'execution styles' to them that I was hoping for.

Yes - Ive heard to "Make Big Tasks Small", but I was hoping for a deeper take about how the author found their way to a system that worked for them and why. Each Tip offers a handful of examples regarding how they use it, but what didn't work and Why is always far more interesting (and sometimes more important) than pop-science tips regarding commonly parroted tips.

The one that really stuck out to me in the "Day with ADHD" section (because its something that I constantly struggle with) is the author talking about her battle of being able to sleep. She says "She was in this situation once, and was glad they took their health seriously, as they got the proper treatment for the issue they were facing". Im not sure how personal it was, but the exclusion of the 'Why' was a bit disappointing, as I was hoping for a lead that would help me find out why I have problems sleeping, and maybe what didn't work for them before finding what did work.

Overall, its a quick read, and a decent book if you take it as more of entertainment than a serious guide to living with ADHD written by a professional. It offers some common tips and advice presented in a way thats easy to digest, and the colors/summaries are great for brains that need to go quick.

While the short paragraphs fit into that style perfectly, I do feel that it's the detriment to the book in more places than it helps. Theres some good 'end result' information, but no real talk about the personal process of 'how it got here' - which would have been far more insightful and helpful as a resource for other people who are exploring their diagnoses and learning to live with it (The main audience the book seems to be aiming for). I went in wanting to know what didn't work and how the author adapted or changed their processes entirely to find what did work, since what does work is so deeply different and personal for each person. In that regard, I was let down, but for anyone coming into it with a fresh diagnosis, having never heard/researched any of these things before, I think it would be a valuable resource to them.

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I just finished this helpful and easy to read guide for anyone interested in learning about life with ADHD.
This book begins with explanations and basic definitions of ADHD, and then it moves into what life is like after getting diagnosed -- what emotions you may feel and how people may respond.
It includes a glossary of terms, such as RSD, hyperfocus, masking, and more. She even included a chapter full of helpful hacks!
Overall, Alice does a fantastic job of sharing her own experiences and giving the reader a safe space to understand their struggles.
This book will be really helpful to anyone looking to understand a friend / family member who was recently diagnosed or is looking into getting diagnosed, and it will also help anyone who is living with ADHD, especially if they don't have a support system or anyone they can talk to about their struggles.

Thank you to NetGalley & Vermillion for letting me read this copy before it comes out!

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The Mini ADHD Coach is a short guide for those that deal with the condition. I feel like it would be helpful not only to ADHD suffers, but their families as well. Cute illustrations that help break up the text. The text wasn't repetitive and was to the point. Good introductory guide to ADHD. The life hacks were super helpful.

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The Mini ADHD Coach was a fast paced and well laid out book. As someone who struggles with ADHD I liked that the book had shorter paragraphs and fun images on every page. It is truly a book about ADHD made for people with ADHD.

The author made this book as a true reference book that anyone from middle school age to adulthood could easily use. This is a book that all schools should have available in their school libraries. This type of book could also be very beneficial for school counselors, especially for students who are good at masking their symptoms due to the stigmas of being diagnosed with ADHD.

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*Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Pub date: September 26, 2023

This is a quick read (ADHD-friendly!) that overwhelmed me at times just because it was so relatable. Some great visuals and helpful hacks, this is worth checking out for anyone on an adult ADHD journey!

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I loved this so much! Lots of great tips, accessible way to learn information and the illustrations were so cute!

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I have a child who we suspect has adhd. This book is insanely helpful. It has validated a lot of thoughts I’ve had. It gives so much information but in small manageable chunks. I feel like I understand my child a bit better and feel better about the progress we’ve made towards diagnosis. I’m definitely going to read this again and highlight. Also going to have my husband read it and will recommend to my friend who was diagnosed with adhd as an adult.

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I was just diagnosed with ADHD last month at the age of 34, so seeing this book exist, I knew I needed to read. I'm still learning so many terms - and this was so helpful! The illustrations really drove home exactly what I've been feeling my whole life, and this was an excellent guide in describing what ADHD is, how it affects your daily life, and steps we can take to go about getting diagnosed & managing that diagnosis. This book made me feel seen & it made me feel better equipped at facing my diagnosis head on! Thank you for writing this book & to NetGalley for giving me an opportunity to read it. I'll be sure to recommend this to my friends who also live with ADHD as I think it's incredibly useful!

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As someone who was also diagnosed with ADHD in my 20s, this book made me feel a lot better about myself. Seeing examples of things that I thought were weird or abnormal, but are actually common among other people who hade ADHD was a relief. I also really liked the last section of the book called ADHD Hacks. That section had a list of tips to make living with ADHD a little easier, several of which I wrote down to try later.

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Love this mini ADHD coach book! It’s very descriptive and very informative but through a visual way. I’m a visual person so this was perfect for me. It put what I felt into a picture and that’s something that I would show someone so they understood. This book is perfect for someone who is new to the ADHD world and I would buy this for them! There’s lots of good advice that everyone can take whether you know someone with ADHD or you yourself have ADHD. It’s a good book to understand someone who has it as you would get a detailed view of what it’s like to have ADHD.

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The line “When we know why we act the way we do, it’s much easier to find a solution; When we know we are not alone in acting this way, its much easier to develop kindness towards ourselves” is what caught my eye first!

Chapter 4 is my favorite reference tool now. It has beautiful info graphics to explain time blindness, analysis paralysis, burnout, emotional dyregualtion and more! I was suprised to see ADHD tax and RSD. So happy there. Didn’t see anything on object permanence but thats ok.

Funny thing was that I personally felt like I was reading a book about my secret struggles in life. Lol.

Part 3 is ADHD hacks!!! That says it all, right? I was so excited to see a few pages on Body Doubling and brain dumping!

Pros
Up to date information about diagnosis (i.e., term ADD is no longer used)
Normalizes the diagnosis by talking about causes, misconceptions, and prevalence

I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I will be purchasing a hard copy of this book for my practice and telling every family I meet to buy this book.

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This is a short, fun, helpful book for folks relatively new to an ADHD diagnosis. It uses cartoons and short paragraphs to help explain ADHD and give advice to make everything easier, from keeping up the house to remembering to do things to studying. There weren’t many hacks that were actually new to me but it’s helpful having them all in one place. The format is easy to read and not overwhelming, and I appreciate that Gendron herself was diagnosed in adulthood and had to gather this information. A great resource.

You can also follow her on sites like Facebook and Instagram for lots of these pages and to get more of a feel for her content.

I read a temporary digital version of this book for review.

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I really enjoyed this book! This was a cute book, told with illustrations that really made it easy to visualize the information being put forth. It was written in small chunks that made the information easy to focus on without losing interest and was easy to read start to finish in one sitting. All in all I really enjoyed it and it was very informative for someone like me who has just recently been diagnosed with ADHD. 4 stars!

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I absolutely loved this book. It was super accessible, informative, and the illustrations were fantastic. I've been following Alice for a while, and this book is a wonderful culmination of her work in previous years. Fantastic read and a great book for anyone who may be struggling with ADHD or thinks they might be.

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This was a beautifully written book. This is perfect if you are just starting your ADHD or have been living with it for awhile. The information was very easily digestible. The addition of pictures and color really helped with focus. Alice the author truly did her research. I overall would recommend this to everyone.

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The Mini ADHD Coach is useful tool to learn more about ADHD in a simple as well as visual format. It's divided in three parts: ADHD 101, a day with ADHD, and ADHD hacks. In the first part, Gendron goes over the feelings one will experience when getting diagnosed, what ADHD feels like and how it can differ between individuals, the impact on executive dysfunction, and much more. In the second part, she goes into her personal experiences with ADHD and advice she has for each of the situations she faces. And finally in the third part is over a dozen hacks for living with ADHD and being less overwhelmed by all the adulting.

What I really loved about this book is that it is presented in a way that is visually pleasing and makes it easy to take in the information and absorb it. While I don't think I have ADHD, I do definitely struggle with executive dysfunction and I found many of the tips useful in my own daily life to hold me accountable.

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A fun and comprehensive guide to ADHD for all of those who might need to understand or learn more about it.

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Actual rating 4.5/5

This is a fantastic, modern resource for those wanting to learn about how ADHD manifests in adults. As a millennial, the comic style and short bursts of text makes the book easy to read and digest. I would highly recommend this to friends and others who think they may have ADHD.

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This was such an well done book and you can tell the author put a lot of time and thought into creating it. The formatting of is easy to understand. The illustrations are a cute cartoon style and are great if you understand ideas better through diagrams or images. I found that the illustrations all tied into or enhanced what was being written. I feel like for a book about ADHD for people with ADHD it was smart to break up the larger paragraphs with illustrations or diagrams because it allowed my brain to really process what the author was talking about. Overall, this is definitely a 4.5 star read (I rounded down because of the minor issues I had with it) and I will recommend it to any of my friends or acquaintances who mention wanting a book like this.
The vast majority of the book is helpful and useful for those with ADHD or those looking to understand friends/family/etc with ADHD. Chapter 3 “What happens after an ADHD diagnosis?” is particularly important. It outlines many things to go over both personally and with those around you. Even for someone like me, who was diagnosed as a kid, when I went about explaining my ADHD to my friends in my teens I always found myself struggling so information like this would have been helpful. The last part of the book (ADHD Hacks) can be extremely useful to those who are struggling with their symptoms. It gives a number of useful hacks and tips that could help in your day to day life. Some are rather simple, but there are more in depth ones that are definitely useful especially if you are not able to access therapy or spaces where you can receive advice like this.
There are several ideas presented (or not presented) that I believe need to be talked about. On pages 36/37 the author talks about ways why someone might not receive a diagnosis as a child, I felt like there was a lack of intersectionality in their analysis as they left out both gender and race. Women and BIPOC are both under-diagnosed with ADHD because of structural racism and misogyny in healthcare. This last one is a personal issue, but I would have preferred there to have been in text citations while I was reading for the facts that were mentioned. I enjoy looking into topics further so I would have liked getting to look at the specific sources the author was pulling from. Especially for topics such as "sensory sensitivities" which was mentioned on page 34 and I have never heard of in terms of ADHD (only in autism circles have I heard about any kind of sensory issues.)

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This book is exactly what someone coming to terms with ADHD would need.

I've been diagnosed since I was 14, but I know that isn't the case for everyone. I love how the book makes understanding ADHD accessible and understandable to everyone. It also talks about the inaccessibility of getting an official diagnosis at times, which is SO important.

I love the little pictures and all that they express. I cannot wait to own a physical copy.

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The Mini ADHD Coach" serves as an insightful guide, aiming to educate and inspire its readers about the complex world of ADHD. Created with its target audience in mind, the book strikes a delicate balance between being comprehensive and accessible.

One of the main strengths of the book lies in its illustrations. With an undeniable charm and simplicity, they not only enhance the content but provide an element of focus and engagement that is wonderfully apt for individuals dealing with ADHD. They don't distract from the information; instead, they bolster understanding, aiding the learning process in a way that feels effortlessly harmonious.

The book also stands out for its lucid explanation of ADHD. The author manages to traverse the intricacies of this condition, how it affects people differently, and what a diagnosis entails. Rather than perpetuating a 'one-size-fits-all' notion, the author emphasizes the individual nature of the ADHD experience. This compassionate and nuanced view of the condition is not only beneficial for those directly affected but also invaluable for friends, family, and caregivers seeking to understand.

While the advice in "The Mini ADHD Coach" may not break new ground, its simplicity is part of its appeal. The information provided is easy to digest, making it an excellent starting point for those recently diagnosed with ADHD. However, those who have already delved deep into strategies to manage their condition may find the suggestions somewhat familiar. But remember, revisiting fundamentals is often a valuable exercise in itself.

In summary, "The Mini ADHD Coach" is an accessible and empathetic guide that shines with its simple, charming illustrations and a comprehensive understanding of ADHD. It serves as a commendable introduction to navigating ADHD and may just be the right fit for those taking their first steps into managing this complex condition. However, more experienced readers may crave more advanced techniques, a point that shouldn't undermine the book's overall merits.

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The publication of a guide like this is long overdue. Having relatives with adult ADHD, I was desperate to understand it, and to find out what I can do to make my interactions with them smoother, or at least, not to make them worse. The idea of strategy and life hacks greatly appealed to me, and especially from a writer who actually has been diagnosed with ADHD.

The guide is organized in three parts: an introduction to what ADHD is, what a typical day is like in the life of a person with this diagnosis, and what can we do to make living with ADHD easier.

The first section is appropriately titled: "What's wrong with me?" That's a question people ask themselves (or worse, from others: "What's wrong with you; why are you like this?!?") likely for years, before getting properly and accurately diagnosed.

Various symptoms and behaviors are listed:

Trouble focusing (especially when others are talking)
Constant need to interrupt.
Trouble with deadlines, and maintaining recurring tasks.
Trouble with consistency.
Impulsive behavior.
Jumping from job to job.

The author clarifies that these behaviors (that drive others crazy) are perfectly normal and expected for someone with this diagnosis.

The guide moves on with simple illustrations, perhaps to focus our attention? It works.

The examples connected with me immediately. Watching my relatives doing the same things the author talked about: going through so many jobs, trying out many instruments instead of becoming better at just one, going through a gazillion romantic partners, having a terrible time keeping up with finances, impulsively gambling and taking other risks, talking over people, etc. etc. This was crystal clear and resonated like a bell.

Like this author, my relatives had to learn strategies for navigating the world while having classic ADHD. One needs a plan. And they need the help of caring people.

My favorite line came from the section on how to use the book:

"This is a book about ADHD, made by someone who has ADHD. So feel free to open and read it from a random page, start it from the end, zone out and re-ead the same paragraph ten times in a row, or avoid the pages that you don't want to read."

Ha! So relatable, if you have ADHD, or know anyone who has it.

Perhaps the most important thing for us to know about ADHD is that it is a difference in brain function, and cannot be changed or "corrected" but it can be managed. The condition is also believed to be inherited genetically.

Many of us know that stimulant medications have an opposite effect on people with ADHD, in that it appears to have a calming effect, helping the person focus better as well. But, in terms of *why* it works may come down to dopamine and norepinephrine. The meds prescribed can allow some patients to just flat-out feel better, a win/win for patients and their families, teachers and co-workers. The author points out that whether or not to use medication can vary case by case.

It is hard to imagine, but even the structure, not just the function, of an ADHD brain is different, which underlines the fact that it is a real disorder, and should be treated just like any other condition or genetic anomaly, with compassion, care, and an effective treatment plan.

Paying attention to just one stimulus can be a nightmare for a person with ADHD. What looks like "not paying attention" is more like a bombardment of stimuli.

There are different types of ADHD, too. Some have more trouble with impulse control than others, and some just have trouble focusing.

We have to remember that an especially active mind and physical manifestations of hyperactivity are two different things, though they may be combined.

The condition may be a LOT more common than we realize, but not everyone gets diagnosed correctly.

Hopefully, the stigma attached to a condition people are only recently beginning to understand will lessen. The tendency decades ago was toward victim-blaming. Now we know that the cause is nature, not nurture, and that it manifests in different ways.

The author includes a lot of ways to manage your ADHD, but the one that struck me the most was "Asking for accommodations " I think that's vitally important.

The ADHD glossary of terms was excellent.

The "typical day" section was highly illuminating.

The author injects a lot of wry humor which really helps the sections click along.

I would highly suggest getting (pre-ordering) a copy of this book for the ADHD people in your life.

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I learned a couple of tips and tricks from this and the illustrations kept me engaged. If you're newly diagnosed this book may help you navigate what could work for you

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Everyone who thinks they have ADHD, knows someone who was diagnosed or is just curious needs this book! The illustrations are adorable and makes it such an easy read! I learned so much and I'm pretty sure I have ADHD. HIGHKY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!

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There is a lot of great information in this book. Navigating ADHD is a difficult task. This is a great start to understanding ADHD and has many helpful tips.

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Sweet, simple, informative and to the point. Very manageable “to do’s” which will greatly impact those who deal with adhd or perhaps suspect.


Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy, all opinions are my own!

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This was a quick, easy read going into the basics of ADHD. As someone who thinks they have undiagnosed ADHD, this book is giving me the push to actually find out and do something about it! I highly recommend this to anyone with, who thinks they have or knows someone with ADHD, to learn a little bit more about the condition!

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I LOVED reading this book!! I have AuDHD and it's so nice to be validated, as well as given support. I am definitely purchasing this for my library's collection!

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Reading this book made me want to get evaluated for ADHD because I related to it SO MUCH. I would definitely recommend this to my library for purchase.

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The Mini ADHD Coach by Alice Gendron delivers on its promise to provide hacks to make life easier for those of us with ADHD. As an adult who has just started to properly manage my ADHD, I can't wait to put some of the recommendations into practice.

I received a review copy of this book from the author/publisher through NetGalley for my honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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This was absolutely a book I needed to read. I've been struggling with my ADHD for years. I felt like I was being heard throughout the book because it highlighted a lot of things I've dealt with. It had a lot of helpful information in it that I hope will help me get a handle on my ADHD.

For anyone who is struggling to understand ADHD as an adult or even if you have a child who has ADHD this book is very helpful.

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A great tool for learning about ADHD in small bite size pieces!

I really appreciated the artwork along with the formatting of the book. I would have liked to see some more medical and scientific information and references also brought in, but other than that I think this book is a great tool for anyone to use and learn from. I already have a list of tips that this book recommended to start trying!

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This is a superb book for people who have ADHD and people who want to learn more about ADHD. I love how the author explains the traits, history, and common symptoms of ADHD. It teaches you about the meaning of ADHD and how it affects people. Some people seem to believe that only boys have ADHD, when really both men and women can have ADHD. I also love how the author gives advice and tips on how to maintain ADHD. Thing only one nitpick I have is the art style in the book.

While the art style is not that bad, but sometimes it can feel empty. I think it's really neat. The books feature different ADHD; I like how the author discuss their experiences with ADHD. Overall, I think this is really a great book that helps educate people about ADHD and gives great tips and advice to people who have ADHD.

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This was informative without being preachy, and I learned a few new strategies for managing my own ADHD. A great balance of charm and information.

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An inclusive guide to ADHD that explores its diverse types, symptoms, diagnoses, and misconceptions, and shares how to work with your ADHD brain to fully understand yourself.

Diagnosed at 29, Alice Gendron offers full and supportive insight into life with ADHD, addresses common challenges and hurdles, and provides tips and ADHD hacks that will help you to get things done and live a more peaceful daily life. This illustrated and informative guide is a must-have for anyone looking to better understand ADHD and how to thrive with ADHD.

Through Gendron’s motivational voice and relatable illustrations, The Mini ADHD Coach will teach you:

How to emotionally process your ADHD diagnosis.
How ADHD can impact your daily life, from getting your morning started to time management, dating, making dinner, and more.
What ADHD expressions, such as analysis paralysis, hyperfocus, and time blindness, really mean.
ADHD hacks like habit-stacking and gamification to try out and find the solutions that fit your life.
The Mini ADHD Coach is the perfect resource for flourishing with ADHD.

As someone who has long suspected I’m dealing with undiagnosed ADHD, this was a surprisingly helpful resource. Filled with lots of information in easy-to-digest bites, this is a great way to provide those struggling with adhd additional tools and resources- and to feel more empowered to seek help.

I will definitely be returning to this frequently.

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I was excited to find this on NetGalley- I follow the author’s Instagram and I love their posts. I think that as someone with ADHD, I am not necessarily the the best audience for this book- a lot of things covered are things I know. However, I think it is a GREAT book to give to someone who is either trying to figure out if they fit the ADHD profile or trying to understand someone they love who has ADHD. It is a great start for a beginner for sure, and as always I found the content and the images validated my experience. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this e-arc.

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I thought this was an engaging way to talk about ADHD. As a person diagnosed at a young age with it, I am still learning how to cope as an adult. This will be nice to have in our store!

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This book is accurately titled and it’s a good resource for anyone on their ADHD journey. At the beginning, I thought maybe this was just for those with a new diagnosis since it was all basic information, but the middle and the end had good tips! It was also nice to read a quick book with cute pictures that confirmed that my brain isn’t completely broken. I always struggle with star ratings, so while this book isn’t what I would consider the same tier of my five star ratings (I’m not that picky…but you know), for what this book is, it deserves a high rating!

This was provided to me from net galley in advance in exchange for a review.

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I appreciate the visuals in the book. Someone living with ADHD, deeply appreciates the fact that the author took the time to list all available options to help with the complexities of daily living. This is definitely a book. I would recommend to anyone struggling with ADHD. It is beautifully written. Thank you so much for the visuals and guidance.

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Let me tell you about this fantastic book called "The Mini ADHD Coach" by Alice Gendron. It's an absolute gem that sheds light on what it's really like to live with ADHD. I give it a solid thumbs-up!

First off, the illustrations in this book are incredibly cute and relatable. They add a touch of humor to the whole experience and make it so much fun to read. You'll find yourself nodding along and saying, "Yep, that's totally me!"

What I appreciate most about this book is how it dispels common misconceptions about ADHD. Alice Gendron, who herself has ADHD, sets the record straight and shows that ADHD comes in various forms. You don't have to fit into the stereotypical mold to have ADHD. It's a breath of fresh air to see this level of understanding and relatability.

Throughout the book, you'll discover how ADHD can impact different aspects of your life, from daily routines to relationships. The tips and daily hacks provided are incredibly helpful. They offer practical strategies for dealing with strong emotions, understanding ADHD expressions, and working with your brain rather than against it.

I must also mention the glossary of ADHD language included in the book. It's a valuable resource that demystifies terms like "analysis paralysis," "hyperfocus," and "time blindness." It helps to build a solid foundation of understanding and empowers readers to navigate their ADHD journey with confidence.

"The Mini ADHD Coach" made me feel seen and understood. It's like having a friendly guide who gets you and offers support every step of the way. Whether you have ADHD or want to gain a better understanding of it, this book is a must-read.

In a world where ADHD is often misunderstood, Alice Gendron's book is a refreshing and enlightening resource. It shows that you're not alone and that thriving with ADHD is absolutely possible. So grab a copy, dive in, and embrace your unique brain.

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Thank you to Netgalley and Chronicle Books, Chronicle Prism for the eARC.

The Mini ADHD Coach is an excellent introductory guide to ADHD, for both people who have it (or think they may have it) and the people who love them. I also enjoyed that it was primarily illustration-based with small blurbs of text rather than a text-heavy guide, as I think that will increase its accessibility to young people and people who can't focus on reading large blocks of text.

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I really enjoyed this book. I would honestly give it 4.5 stars if that was an option. My biggest difficulty with this book was that the author recommended lots of seemingly very helpful websites and services without actually providing the names or any other information to help us find and download them!

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As someone with pretty extensive ADHD, I so appreciated the layout of this book! I am a big reader but I can definitely feel my eyes start to wander during my non-fiction romps. It was so educational and informative without being condescending. I loved how it recommended as "my advice" or "my experience" as it felt like we were in this together. My kids also have adhd so, to see traits that I didn't even necessarily associate in my own behavior, I think it was so beneficial to have gone through this manual of sorts! It was also nice to see that it wasn't medicine-biased. The drawings were fun without making it seem childish. It kept my attention far longer than I thought it would haha.

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I like the flow and inclusiveness of this book. This topic is one I have been working through actively in therapy and should be talked about more.
Thank you Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion

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This one is a little tricky for me to rate, because it was not a good fit for me... but only because it seems to be aimed at people who have less experience understanding and managing their ADHD. I think I would have found this helpful if I'd stumbled upon it a couple of years ago. So I'm giving it three stars, because I would have been disappointed if I bought it now, but I think it could be really helpful to the right readership.

The author was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, but I think this book would also be useful for kids (and parents of kids) who have been diagnosed at an earlier age. The author talks about emotions associated with diagnosis, ways in which ADHD manifests (which I certainly found relatable!) and, perhaps most usefully, some of her life hacks for organizing things to make management easier. That last part seems like the most valuable part of the book, since I would expect that many people who have known to seek a diagnosis are already aware of their behaviors. That said, for people who are wondering if they have ADHD and/or don't have access to a therapist, etc., or can't afford pursuing a diagnosis, this would be a good starting point for understanding and management.

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I was thrilled to read The Mini ADHD Coach and find the perfect mix of illustrations and easy to consume information. Similar to How to Keep House While Drowning, this book validates neurodivergent traits and offers ideas for thriving rather than criticisms. It's so empowering to see yourself in stories and feel connected through experiences. Highly recommend and am now following the author on Instagram for more!

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I had to take a few breaks because this book is so on point. I wish I had this years ago! Love the flow of issue, nurotypical reaction, and then advice.

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This was a delightful intro into ADHD! It's extremely helpful in understanding both the "official" signs/symptoms and the more "unofficial" ones that people with ADHD experience. I would recommend this to someone who is just starting their mental health journey and just recently got diagnosed or is thinking about doing so. Very informative and cutely illustrated guide!

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The Mini ADHD Coach provides a cozy general overview of the author's experiences with ADHD. Several aspects of ADHD (different symptoms, common experiences) are broken down into manageable chunks, accompanied by the author's expressive yet simple illustrations, perfect for the topic she covers. I could see this book being useful for those with a new diagnosis: for themselves and for sharing with their support system.

It should be noted that this is not a scholarly work. A lot of the information is anecdotal, and the author refers to some symptoms and terminology used in "the ADHD community." A few of the symptoms aren't clinically recognized, but the author is pretty good about acknowledging that. If you're looking for citations or a bibliography, this is not the book.

What it is, however, is a sincere attempt at offering some guidance for living well with ADHD. Of course, your milage may vary, but some of the advice seemed like it would be helpful for someone who is unfamiliar. Other advice, though seemed like pretty general suggestions, without any actual "coaching" on how to achieve them ("I enjoy playing video games...but I always make sure to do other things, too, like going outside for a walk"). For those who have been living with ADHD, you have likely already figured out many of the strategies in this book, if not other things that work for you. Personally, none of these techniques (like habit stacking) were all that new to me, but it was nice to get some confirmation for my methods.

One thing I actually disliked about this book was that a lot of the solutions the author offers involve spending extra money. Of course, ordering groceries will take the difficulty out of shopping, and using tracking tags will help you find things you've lost, but talk about an additional "ADHD tax."

I didn't want to give this book 3 stars, because it does have a lot of heart, but I'd say my real rating is closer to 3.5 stars if I'm being honest. Very cute, genuine, and relatable, but it would have been more appropriate without the "tips and hacks" marketing.

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This is not written by a medical professional. While it does offer some statistics, it is not a complete or comprehensive guide, and it doesn’t share where the facts and statistics included originally came from. This is written by a comic artist who became popular on social media for creating content that the viewers with ADHD felt was relatable (as stated in the book). This very much serves more as a comic memoir than a coach or guidebook. Now, the art style is cute. Though the pages have a lot of white space, typically just one scene per page. It’s a cute book, and I would recommend it for audiences interested in exploring more about ADHD, especially adults who are freshly diagnosed or interested in seeking out a diagnosis. I don’t feel like this is a true coaching book or book of advice, so I don’t think the title is the best. This is much more of “in my experience, my ADHD shows up like this…”

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I thought this book had a lot of good, easy to understand information about ADHD. As an adult with ADHD who was not diagnosed as a child, this was helpful in a lot of ways. The formatting, however, was challenging to consume. I feel like the art style (which was lovely) clashed with the font and it was a bit hard to read in the digital format. This makes it a difficult book to rate. I definitely think I would prefer this as a hard copy. Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC!

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Thank you NetGalley and Chronicle books.
I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 21. Two years in and I still struggle with accepting how my disorder impacts my day to day. The Mini ADHD Coach is super accessible. It’s easy to read with beautiful illustrations and broken into decent chunks. I highly recommend for anyone who has ADHD or knows someone who has ADHD. It’s affirming to have resources that describe this disorder with tips and guides on how to manage it. There shouldn’t be any shame to being neurodivergent and as adults, we feel the need to be “perfect” at everything despite these obstacles.

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A really quick an useful tool for those learning to live with ADHD. Great for the recently diagnosed or those just looking for new advice. The pictures were cute and fun. This would be best for primarily adults and older teenage readers, but certain sections are useful for all ages. The advice in this book are based on the author's experiences and is not necessarily a clinical approach. Parents and loved ones of people with ADHD could also find this to be useful reading.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an eARC of this book, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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The Mini ADHD Coach is filled with straightforward advice stated in a simple, direct way, accompanied by whimsical illustration. You may wonder why people would need this book with all the many other books out there on how to solve your ADHD problems. One big problem is that those books, text heavy and filled with lots of detail. And they are aimed at an audience that is known to have a short attention span. While we do need those books, The Mini ADHD coach is more inviting and less intimidating than a thick tome of facts. I can see myself consulting when I need ideas or encouragement. I will definitely suggest this book to friends who have ADHD or struggle with executive functioning.

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I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review. I loved the way that it broke down ADHD into manageable sections and implemented the graphics along with text to engage the reader. It’s one I will go back to when I find myself in a rut as the author provided a bunch of useful “hacks” that have helped them succeed.

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As someone with ADHD, I found this book incredibly accessible, entertaining, and informative. The design made it easy to identify the key points of the page so the reader can dig deeper into a concept or skim over an idea. This was a wonderful mix of personal anecdotes and information. A gentle guide. I will be recommending it to students and followers!

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I sort of loved this easy to digest book because it is just so darned easy to read. Ironically it fell short for me because it was so simplistic and my life experience with ADHD has been anything but simple. I imagined group therapy with a bunch of like wired people sharing their experiences with no professional tools or insights. As a long lived 'ADHD-er', I recommend other readers challenged by order to skip around to those issues or strategies that matter most to you in any given moment. In the end, the hacks and conclusion of the book provided hope and clarity.
ADHD need not be considered an obstacle. I have known many who would claim it a superpower in certain areas of their life and a minefield in other areas. I hope that this book provides those struggling with symptoms of ADHD to identify and proceed to living their best life with knowledge, compassion, and gratitude.

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I was diagnosed with ADHD-inattentive a couple years ago and found the Mini ADHD Coach to be a great intro to ADHD and the impacts it has on people diagnosed with it. The book is divided into 3 sections: ADHD 101, A Day With ADHD, and ADHD Hacks.

ADHD 101 describes the basics of what ADHD is, ADHD types, how diagnosis happen, official and non-official symptoms, emotions after diagnosis, and a glossary of terms. The information matches what I've read elsewhere but it packages it up nicely in one place. I found the glossary to be great for explaining some of the terms people talk about online. Most words have a very understandable definition; I wish the few that didn't (like burnout) included one.

A Day With ADHD details activities that most people do each day from waking up to going to bed and how ADHD can impact those activities. This section was my favorite as it succinctly shows how ADHD can make everything more complicated. I found a lot of overlap in the author's experiences and mine.

ADHD Hacks covers the standard issues with tips and tricks for putting structure into place to reduce ADHD's burden.

The drawings are cute and very relevant to the topics discussed. I enjoyed reading the book and I look forward to reading any future publications by the author.

*I received this as an advance reader copy from Chronicle Books and NetGalley*

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Love love love this book. It was engaging from the start and then just sucks you in. The drawings are even cute and capture your attention if the words don’t. Highly recommend it to everyone, even if you don’t have AdHd. This book is a goldmine of information and educates people on the struggles of people with it and how we can support them. Thank you for the free copy to review!

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Thank you to Chronicle Prism and Netgalley for giving me a digital copy of "The Mini ADHD Coach" by Alice Gendron in exchange for an honest review. ADHD plays a big role in my daily life, so I was excited and curious to hear about The Mini ADHD Coach. It's a big, potentially overwhelming subject and I was eager to see how it was done through illustration.

It provides a very general overview of the condition, including the theoretical causes and how the condition may affect a person in a myriad of ways. However, it is VERY general. If you are brand new to learning about ADHD, this is a good place to start. If you have done any amount of research prior to this, you might not find a lot of new material. The title IS the *Mini* ADHD Coach, so it's telling you up front: this will not be an exhaustive tome.

I liked the illustrations and how it broke down everything into manageable, bite-sized pieces. People with ADHD can get overwhelmed by word density or by too much information at once. Speaking from experience, they may read (or skim) a few chapters with the best intentions to finish the book, put said book down, and.... forget to go back and finish it. The format of the Mini Coach makes it feel very accessible, which I applaud.

Apart from its general take on the subject, it's told largely from the author's personal experience. (Very common and relatable, neurodivergent thing to do!) Thing is, this tended to make it feel a one-sided at times. Specifically, I wasn't thrilled with her information about ADHD and eating habits. She mentions that some people with the condition forget to eat (True.) She talks about the correlation between ADHD and binge-eating. (Also true.) But there is an ADHD-related, inattentive type of grazing that falls between eating nothing and eating large amounts of food in a short amount of time. The author mentioned mindless eating in front of the tv, but that detail was easily missed. I would have preferred a more prominent suggestion of the inattentive eating habit, and why that might happen.

This is not to say there was nothing of value to be learned in the Mini ADHD Coach. I did learn a few things in the life hacks section and I experienced a few moments of validation. As in, "OH, THAT'S WHY?!?!" But the information gaps, like the previously discussed example, made the text feel a bit less accurate. So take the information the author offers and use it as a starting point. There are many other resources to fill in the gaps

On the whole, it's not bad. It's an accessible start for people tackling a big topic, especially if they are feeling fear, shame, or anxiety about a new diagnosis. (All common reactions, as mentioned in the book.) That sounds like damning with faint praise, but I did like the book. It's clearly intended for adults; there is a section on intimacy that, while not graphic, is definitely intended for people who are mature enough for said intimacy. I wish it was suitable for kids. I can think of a number of young people I'd like to recommend the book to.

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A perfect illustrated companion for those that have ADHD or get a little squirrely every now and then.

I've had ADHD forever and this was exactly what I needed at this moment. If you've ever struggeld with ADHD, you know sometimes it's hard to remember to ask for help. That it doesn't make us less than, it just makes us unique and this little gem will help you find "hacks" to adapt into your lifestyle and thought processes.

Though I had the opportunity to read the ebook, this is one that I'll also buy in physical form too.

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This book is very useful and has lots of good information. I would rate it a 4 1/2 if I could.

I wasn't a huge fan of the 1st section because it's so text heavy. I really loved the 2nd section as it walks through a day in the life of someone with ADHD and the author provides suggestions on hacks she's found have worked for her. Additionally the 3rd section provides more hacks.

I do not live with ADHD however I have friends and students who do. I found the book very informative and plan to use this as a way to improve my teaching practices to assist my students.

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A well detailed guide to learn more about ADHD. I liked that Alice spoke from her perspective which made the contents more inviting and engaging.

Thank you NetGalley and Chronicle Books for giving me the opportunity to read this!

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The book is on point with everything i have been feeling. Even though i have not been diagnosed with ADHD , i have most of the symptoms which are affecting my day to day life. I started expecting adhd a few months ago( it was kind of a spoiler alert tbh ) and the moment i knew what it was , I figured out what was wrong with me my whole life.
This book is very helpful for anyone struggling to understand ADHD. There are a bunch of advices for every problem we face in life. I highly recommend this book!

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If you or someone you know struggles with ADHD symptoms, this is a great read for you. It is heavy with illustration that makes it a fun, easy read. The book covers what ADHD is, symptoms, living with it, and hacks to make life easier. Even if you don’t have ADHD, you will likely relate to at least one section of this book and get great ideas on “life hacks” that you can use on a daily basis. Thank you to NG and the publisher for an ARC of this book.

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Written in a positive and supportive tone and generously supplemented with doodles, Alice Gendron's The Mini ADHD Coach is an excellent resource for anybody struggling to understand what ADHD is and what it can look like. Organized into three sections--"ADHD 101," "A Day with ADHD," and "ADHD Hacks"--this book provides an excellent overview of symptoms and advice based on personal experience, all in short, accessible chunks.

Like the book itself, each page is "mini," clearly focused on a single topic or subtopic. The doodles are incredibly helpful, reinforcing the written information and making each topic more accessible and digestible. Skimming the doodles to determine what information you're looking for is so helpful for the neuro-crunchy brain! And I absolutely how Gendron explicitly encourages readers to "open and read [the book] from a random page, start it from the end, zone out and re-read the same paragraph ten times in a row, or avoid the pages that you don't want to read." She set out to write a book about ADHD for readers with ADHD, and she nailed it.

Of course, as a "mini" resource, this book will not be the only one you ever need, whether you're reading it to better understand your own ADHD or someone else's. Still, it's a perfect place to start. Skim it, read it, add your own doodles (unless you're borrowing your copy, in which case please use sticky notes!)--and then look for more resources about the topics that specifically apply to or interest you at that moment.

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This book was such a good read. It was easy to digest the information and the format. I also loved the art throughout. I think this book is both useful for not only myself but for understanding other people who have ADHD as well. The tips are doable and broken down to not be overwhelming. I will be trying to apply these to my life to help.

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This book was phenomenal. I just recently started noticing certain things within myself that related to other people with ADHD, so I wanted to read this book to learn more about it. Little did I know I'd relate to just about every single page in here. And it was great too, how it was set up, because it split up the most important notes with graphics, and then went into more detail on how to help with those specific areas. So not only can you kind of pick and choose the areas you feel you need the most help in, but it also made the book less intimidating to take on. I feel like from just this book alone, people can learn so much, whether they don't have it and want the information, think they might have it but aren't sure (like me), and people who do and need help managing it. So good.

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LOVE this fresh perspective on adhd and how relatable the author is. I follow on Instagram and love their posts.

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<b><i><u>please note that the trigger warnings and topes/themes may contain spoilers</b></i></u>
<i><u>I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. </i></u>
the doodles in this book were great and there wasn't too much dialogue on every page which was something i was nervous about when i saw how long it was... as a person with ADHD i saw the length and thought "how is this a MINI anything?" but it was straight to the point and simple
i felt very seen at almost all of the illustrations in this book as i have a lot of the same experiences in my ADHD that the author does
this is a great book for someone who thinks they may have an ADHD diagnosis or was recently diagnosed- there's lots of great tips

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I have ADHD and I have to say this was a beautiful book. I highly recommend this to everyone with ADHD or to everyone that knows someone with ADHD

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As someone diagnosed with Adult ADHD, The Mini ADHD Coach by Alice Gendron was a revelation for me. This inclusive guide delves into the diverse aspects of ADHD, offering valuable insights into its types, symptoms, and common misconceptions. Gendron's supportive voice and relatable illustrations make this a must-have resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of ADHD and how to thrive with it.

The book is thoughtfully divided into three sections, each offering practical advice. ADHD 101 provides a comprehensive overview, covering everything from types of ADHD to emotional processing after diagnosis. A Day With ADHD takes us through daily activities, illuminating how ADHD can impact even the simplest tasks. This section truly resonated with me, as I saw similarities between the author's experiences and my own.

The final section, ADHD Hacks, offers practical tips and tricks for managing the challenges of ADHD and bringing more structure into our lives. The cute illustrations add a touch of charm and relevance to the topics discussed. Overall, The Mini ADHD Coach is an empowering and insightful read.

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This book is a great quick read on ADHD. It helps explain what ADHD is, what common symptoms are, how it affects areas of life, and that provides some tips that can help manage some symptoms. Throughout there are cute illustrations which explain concepts or show examples, which helps break up the reading in a very ADHD friendly manner. This would be a great book for those with ADHD, those in the process of being identified, people with family members with ADHD, or even those who just want to learn more.

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I thought this book was a very cute and was an easy format for people with and people without ADHD to understand. I also loved that they had common words in the ADHD world and explained what they mean. My only complaint is that I wish there was more information.

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This book is such a cool tool for anyone suffering from ADHD, or of any parents whose kids have it. I think it’ll come in handy with helping my son navigate through his first year of middle school, and it helped me understand my husband’s mindset a little more.

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I loved this book! It was full of helpful tips and relatable stories. Not to mention adorable illustrations to really drive the point home. I'll definitely be suggesting this to all of my friends and family with ADHD. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital ARC of this book in exchange for a review.

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This is a perfect little guidebook that gives all the details needed to self-diagnose, understand, and support others with ADHD. The cute illustrations and the infographics are so easy to read and understand. I will definitely draw upon this book in the future to help myself and to support my family members with ADHD.
Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.

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This was a great little read with graphics and a fun setup. Nothing in it was groundbreaking, however I think it addressed ADHD in a manageable way and gave great little synopsis' and tips.

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This has a pretty fun art style and good advice. It definitely makes it easier to digest the information and makes if pretty memorable.

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Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review!

As someone who has been wondering if they have ADHD and works with many students every year who have been formally diagnosed with ADHD (or show strong signs of it), this book is perfect. It's really easy to read straight through, but also skimmable. I love the TL;DRs at the end of each chapter so that my memory is refreshed about what I just read.

It's a really reassuring read if you're struggling with ADHD or similar symptoms. I can't wait to buy a physical copy to keep in my classroom!

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I was diagnosed with ADHD at 42. One year ago. I’ve struggled for half my life wondering what was wrong with me. Why can’t I make decisions, why do I cry and stress over something small, why do I have so many hobbies and interests but never seem to succeed in one, why do I feel I’m in a bubble and time travel, there are more questions and this book, this book….has them all.

Not just questions but legit advice with cute, relatable illustrations, which, if you get it, HELP A LOT. the structure of the book literally made for people with ADHD. First it explains, then it has a glossary of terms, you know to help us process what we just read. Did I mention with illustrations? Then it has A Day with ADHD. Amazing. It goes from waking up to going to bed with advice on our daily struggles. I’m a high school librarian and I absolutely want teens and YA to read this. I feel so many young adults (and adults) can relate and feel seen with this book. The advice will surely help anyone struggling with ADHD, and also make one feel that they can get through a day feeling better and motivated. That’s how I felt after reading it!!

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Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this ARC. As someone who is navigating a possible late in life ADHD diagnosis, this author’s Instagram page has been very helpful and having all the information in one helpful book is amazing. I will defining be going back to read this over and over again!!

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Thank you @netgalley @chroniclebooks and Alice Gendron for providing me with a copy of the Mini ADHD Coach for review.

This is a super cute book. Alice incorporates her wonderful illustrations throughout the pages and tells so much of the content through them.

As a fellow Adult ADHDer this was very helpful at validating my experiences. I have read a few textbook/detailed ADHD self help books but none of them actually struck my core behaviours/experiences. There were numerous occasions throughout this book that I click for the first time that certain things that I did (or find difficult to do) could actually be linked to my ADHD.

I think that materials produced by lived experience creators hold such a powerful place in the literary world but can sometimes become a bit patronizing to readers that 'just haven't sorted their mess of a life out by making their bed every morning yet'. This book does not do that and it constantly comes from a place of love, support and curiosity.

Now, it is brief. It is not a detailed guide and it is the sort of book you find sitting on the top row at a department sort for the '150 happiness tips' that are smaller than A5 print. But that is its market and it hits that target very well.

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Very cute, and wonderful for people who are just learning about ADHD in general. The layout is very neurodivergent-friendly, having not only headings, but small paragraphs of text with summative comics.

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For those with Adhd as adults or diagnosed as a child this book will definitely resonate with you. For those wanting to learn more about Adhd this is a helpful read.

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I actually follow Alice on Instagram and so when I saw this book, I knew I needed to read it! Her combination of illustrations and tips have been really helpful to me. I liked that this book explains ADHD types, how you get diagnosed, common issues and then awesome tips and solutions. I could totally see getting this for people in my life to explain why I am the way I am. I will definitely be taking some of the tips and implementing them! I also enjoy how she incorporates her own story and later in life diagnosis. I received an advance review copy for free and I'm leaving this review voluntarily.

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The Mini ADHD Coach is a great resource for anyone with an ADHD diagnosis, supsects they might have ADHD, or whose loved one was diagnosed. It explains a lot about ADHD and how it makes someone else's brain work differently. It's full of useful tips for overcoming the challenges of ADHD.

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I will definitely be taking some tips and tricks to help manage my ADHD. A very relatable read with comical graphics.

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This book is the perfect starter info book for someone who was just diagnosed with ADHD. It breaks down the basics, and shares helpful hints for how to deal with living with ADHD. It has cute art and is written in an easy to follow, fun format.
I've followed this author's instagram for a while and I always like to read and share their opinions on living with ADHD. This book is perfect to recommend to someone wanting some easy to digestive info on ADHD in a light read. I could see myself recommending this one.

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Absolutely amazing! This book is a great introduction for people who just got diagnosed or are close to someone with ADHD.

Obviously this book is also about personal experience so not everyone with ADHD will relate to everything in the book but it is a great starting point.

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The graphics were fun. I liked the tips. Overall, this was a great book. However, not everyone can afford to be officially diagnosed, not everyone can afford a therapist or even grocery delivery. I feel like a lot of people are going to miss the food messages in the book because of the things that are out of their reach. The book would be great with just the tips and tricks and information that doesn’t cost anything.

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This is indeed a mini guide. It is quite short and provides a broad overview of ADHD, diagnosis, and beyond using cartoons and short sentences. The information included is very introductory and would be best for someone newly researching ADHD.

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A cute illustrated tutorial on ADHD -- what it is, how its symptoms tend to appear in people's daily lives, what it's like to be diagnosed, and life tips on managing symptoms. The approach here is friendly and casual, like talking to a close friend. The book seems to be mostly aimed at a young-ish person, probably female, with the means to pursue treatment options (mainly, good health insurance), and some disposable income.

This book is for that person who thinks they might have ADHD, or is recently diagnosed. This book's strength is in letting this person know that, while people with ADHD don't all have the same symptoms and difficulties, there are many things in common and they are not alone.

Chapter 1 is a quick intro to what ADHD is as a medical condition. Chapter 2 is a very brief description of how the diagnosis process works. Chapter 3 talks about what you might experience emotionally after a diagnosis. These first three chapters are only about 25% of the book. This is another way of me saying that this book seems very very shallow on the side of ADHD that involves dealing with various medical professionals -- finding and talking to doctors and mental health professionals, navigating the diagnosis, medication, therapy, etc. This is justified, because the author is not herself involved in treating ADHD, but I am concerned that a reader might get the impression that these things aren't as helpful or important as the content that follow in the rest of the book.

The other 75% of the book goes over some behaviors/symptoms that are common with ADHD and lots of life hacks/tips on how to manage them. Most of these are tips that anyone might come across eventually or implement over many years of living and trying to be more productive in general, but I really like the author's presentation of advice in these pages. They seem thoughtfully tailored to someone with ADHD, because each tip is there to address an issue that is more common for people with ADHD. The list of behaviors/symptoms might also be helpful to readers who are wondering if they might have ADHD, but I think that many (most?) of these symptoms are not recognized as "official" ADHD symptoms.

Overall, keeping in mind that this book is written by someone who has ADHD, but is not a medical or mental health professional, I think this is a book that could be very supportive and helpful to someone who is newly diagnosed with ADHD, wants to feel connected to others in the same situation, and wants to know of some tips for living with ADHD.

Thanks to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for the opportunity to review this eARC!

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This book is for anyone struggling with ADHD. It's full of helpful tips and strategies, and it's written in a relatable and easy-to-understand way. The illustrations are simple and informative. It would be a good resource to help manage your ADHD as part of a fulfilling life.

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Okay, I feel like the format of this is PERFECT for the intended audience. Easy to read, enjoyable, and very educational for someone like me who is only starting to scratch the surface of this subject. It would be helpful for any ADHD'er, the people who love one, or just anyone who would like to expand their understanding of what it's like to have ADHD. Thumbs up!

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I was only recently diagnosed with ADHD as a 39 year old! I found this book very validating. There are quite a few helpful tips that I hadn’t thought of! I will be buying a copy for my son!

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I read this in under an hour. Some of it was basic tips I already knew and felt simplistic. But over and over again I found myself taking a picture of a page to send to my friends who have ADHD. The whole experience of reading was relatable and validating. I’ve already recommended the book to two friends who have read it as well.

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This book would have been wonderful just after receiving my diagnosis! I've learned a lot of these strategies since then, but a reminder of them is always helpful! I know how valuable this would be to someone new to the diagnosis or a loved one trying to better understand a person. The author did a good job of being succinct and illustrating things in a digestible way!

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I dont have an ADHD diagnosis, I’ve yet to go in for it but in the midst of struggling with getting my life in order I found this book might be insightful. It was incredibly insightful, full of information about common characteristics of ADHD and some helpful tips to keep my life on the right track. I found myself identifying with so many of the traits described as well as finding myself already implementing a few of the tips and hacks that the book suggested. I found this book to be super helpful and made me feel even more comfortable about asking for help. I would definitely recommend this to those who are struggling with ADHD, actually or those looking for help in understanding others with ADHD.

I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a copy.

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I picked this up to try and better understand the individuals in my life who do have ADHD while also hoping to help where I can with things. As someone who might want to help, I don’t think this gave me enough information to really do that, but I do feel like I can understand them a little bit better after reading it.

The Mini ADHD Coach is an excellent name for this as I feel like it does exactly that. It feels like it’s really aimed at individuals who are questioning if they have ADHD or are newly diagnosed with it. Split into sections, the author will talk about how ADHD can affect that certain part and then give small tips about how to navigate that. Sometimes a personal anecdote is there for how the author navigates it and what works for her.

Doodles accompany the words which I think is a really good way to help drive the points the author was trying to get across home. I do think that will be incredibly helpful for people. I also love how the author mentioned at the beginning to read it in every order the reader wants which I know could be incredibly beneficial for some people!

The Mini ADHD Coach is truly a mini resource for people. I think it could be a great place to start if you’ve been recently diagnosed or are trying to understand someone else’s. This is a book that could be helpful in giving a starting point for diving deeper into a certain aspect of ADHD.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the Author/publisher for this ARC!

I was diagnosed with ADHD pretty late(late thirties!) but have always suspected it because of strong family history! This book was the perfect for reading little chunks at a time when I could focus. The illustrations and short paragraphs broke it up so it was easy to come back to when I inevitably got distracted by something or lost interest for a bit(not because of the content, just the way my brain works!)

This was definitely a book that makes me feel like I’m not alone, and the tips were helpful to find ways to work around the difficulties of distraction or hyper-focus. It is helpful for people with ADHD but I’d also recommend it for their friends and family, to help them understand what it is like and how they may help.

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