Buzz

Buzz

A Year of Paying Attention

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"An absorbing, sharply observed memoir."
-Kirkus Reviews

A hilarious and heartrending account of one mother's journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son-a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child's bewildering behavior.

Popular literature is filled with the stories of self-sacrificing mothers bravely tending to their challenging children. Katherine Ellison offers a different kind of tale. Shortly after Ellison, an award-winning investigative reporter, and her twelve-year-old son, Buzz, were both diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she found herself making such a hash of parenting that the two of them faced three alternatives: he'd go to boarding school; she'd go AWOL; or they'd make it their full-time job to work out their problems together. They decided to search for a solution while Ellison investigated what genuine relief, if any, might be found in the confusing array of goods sold by the modern mental health industry.

The number of diagnoses for childhood attention and behavior issues is exploding, leaving parents and educators on a confusing chase to find the best kind of help for each child.Buzz, a page-turner of a memoir, brings much relief. It is immensely engaging, laugh-out-loud funny, and honest-and packed with helpful insights.

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A Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Mommy Brain recounts her journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son—a story bound to beguile parents grappling with their children’s bewildering behavior.

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"An absorbing, sharply observed memoir."
-Kirkus Reviews

A hilarious and heartrending account of one mother's journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son-a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child's bewildering behavior.

Popular literature is filled with the stories of self-sacrificing mothers bravely tending to their challenging children. Katherine Ellison offers a different kind of tale. Shortly after Ellison, an award-winning investigative reporter, and her twelve-year-old son, Buzz, were both diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she found herself making such a hash of parenting that the two of them faced three alternatives: he'd go to boarding school; she'd go AWOL; or they'd make it their full-time job to work out their problems together. They decided to search for a solution while Ellison investigated what genuine relief, if any, might be found in the confusing array of goods sold by the modern mental health industry.

The number of diagnoses for childhood attention and behavior issues is exploding, leaving parents and educators on a confusing chase to find the best kind of help for each child. Buzz, a page-turner of a memoir, brings much relief. It is immensely engaging, laugh-out-loud funny, and honest-and packed with helpful insights.

Baker
& Taylor

The author recounts her journey to understand and reconnect with her twelve-year-old son after they were both diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Mommy Brain recounts her journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son—a story bound to beguile parents grappling with their children’s bewildering behavior.

Publisher: New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401340889
Branch Call Number: 618.92858 ELL
Characteristics: 289 p. ;,25 cm.

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Aug 31, 2014

This woman did her research -that's for sure. I guess it takes one to know one. Maybe ADHD isn't so bad :)

JMP7 Oct 15, 2011

Loved this book. Enlightening and entertaining.

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