If you’ve ever felt like you can’t focus on anything, or that your mind is always racing, this book is for you. Written by Johann Hari, an award-winning journalist and author, Stolen Focus offers a new way of thinking about attention deficit disorder (ADD) and ADHD. According to Hari, these conditions are not caused by some inherent flaw in our brains but rather by the environment we live in. In order to truly heal ADD and ADHD, we need to change how we interact with the world around us. Drawing on cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology, as well as his own personal story of recovering from ADD himself,. Hari offers practical advice for how all of us – adults and children alike – can learn to pay attention again. With exercises designed to improve focus at school or work; tricks for dealing with distractions; recommendations for better dieting habits; and meditations tailored specifically for people who have trouble concentrating,, Stolen Focus provides readers with everything they need to get their minds back on track.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who feel like they can’t focus on anything, or that their mind is always racing. It offers a new way of thinking about attention deficit disorder (ADD) and ADHD, and provides practical advice for how all of us – adults and children alike – can learn to pay attention again.
- Provides practical advice for improving focus
- Offers a new way of thinking about ADD and ADHD
- Contains exercises, tricks, and meditations to improve concentration
- It’s a bit dense and may be difficult for some people to get through
- It can be a little repetitive at times
- Some of the advice is not universally applicable
Learn more about the author
Johann Hari is an award-winning journalist, columnist for The Independent and author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.
“5 stars for concentration and focus-boosting value, content clarity and readability. Hari is remarkably eloquent in his writing on a complex topic, making this book highly enjoyable to read.”
“Everyone should read this book. Johann Hari has done a magnificent job of translating the science of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder into understandable language and providing pragmatic solutions.”
“Johann Hari offers a rich and compelling exploration of the roots of attention deficit disorder. He weaves together his own story with riveting scientific research to provide an insightful, and ultimately hopeful, look at this condition.”
“Johann Hari has written a well-researched, insightful, and helpful book on the topic of attention deficit disorder. He makes a compelling case that ADD is often caused by environmental factors rather than by any inherent flaw in our brains. And he provides concrete suggestions for how to address this condition.”