Dirty Laundry: Why Adults with ADHD Are So Ashamed and What We Can Do to Help (Paperback)
An empowering and witty guide to banishing shame and living your fullest life with ADHD—plus tips for loved ones on helping them navigate this world, too—from viral duo ADHD_Love.
What if you stopped feeling ashamed of constantly being late or of getting so hyperfocused on a task that you drop everything else you had to do? How can you as a partner, parent, or friend better understand your neurodivergent loved one’s way of moving through the world?
In Dirty Laundry, life partners Rich Pink and Rox Emery unapologetically guide you through the ups and downs of life with ADHD. Every chapter starts with a common symptom of ADHD, like impulsivity or struggles with finances, and an earnest moment from their own lives to show you how they navigate the symptom together. Rox reminds you to be kind to yourself and love yourself for who you are; Rich offers tips on how he uses compassion and honesty instead of jumping to conclusions. Whether it's helping your ADHDer with friendly time-checks before an appointment or reminding yourself to take breaks during hours spent hyperfocusing on a new project, Rox and Rich give you the tools to destigmatize and normalize life with ADHD.
About the Author
Richard Pink and Roxanne Emery are the couple behind social media phenomenon ADHD_Love. Rich, a former banker of 20 years, is the neurotypical half, while Rox, a platinum-selling songwriter and artist, is the ADHD half of the equation. Their down-to-earth and often hilarious videos showcase the rather messy reality of living with ADHD. Their main goal is to alleviate the shame that so many people living with ADHD can feel and to raise awareness of the condition.