We just heard from the Independent Publisher organization, and… –
“A Chicken in the Wind and How He Grew: Stories from an ADHD Dad” won GOLD in the LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS for Inspirational Memoir – Male.
Awards Press release from Independent Publisher and further information will be available later this week. But hey, our Chicken is out there kicking up some dust and we’re dang proud of that bird. Thanks to everyone who has read and championed the book, and also to those who haven’t yet as well, because we hope you will and that you enjoy it and that it enriches your life in some small way.
Also, if you haven’t read it you best grab a copy soon before the Chicken gets all puffed up and proud and I have to put out a fancy hard-bound Awards Edition with celebrity endorsements, an attached red ribbon bookmark and Forwards and Appendices.
A few years ago I wrote a letter to a friend concerning my feelings about handling his drinking after his ADHD diagnoses. A month or so later, with his permission, I posted the letter on my blog at ADDitudemag.com. Recently due to a link in a post of mine “Dr. Lost and Mr. Hide” a month ago, I discovered that there had been a flurry of recent comments on the letter that I found moving. It’s a subject that I take for granted in my life now, but now I think the emotional toll brought on by the difficulties of wrestling with both of these conditions simultaneously deserves another look.
I’ll be jumping into the tangle of Alcohol and ADHD again and in more depth here at read, write, rattle, but first, above is the original post with all the back and forth comments that sort of re-inspired me as well.