News on Upcoming ADD/ADHD book by Bob Ossler and Janice Hall Heck
Bob Ossler and Janice Hall Heck are now collaborating on a book about ADD/ADHD, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Look for more news on that topic on this website.
In this new book, as yet untitled, Ossler tells stories about his years growing up and living with ADD in a pre-ADD world. A chance encounter with Dr. Edward Hallowell, in 1994, author of Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder, helped Ossler identify the source of his life-long frustrations.
With sheer willpower and thoughtful evaluation of his difficulties, Ossler figured out strategies to help him cope in school, at work, at home, and in life in general. He shares his life-changing strategies in this book.
Ossler and Heck met with Dr. Edward Hallowell in Orlando, Florida recently and shared ideas about ADD/ADHD. We were thrilled to spend several hours with him talking about his work and our ADD/ADHD writing project. He promised to look at our book for possible endorsement.
Janice Hall Heck has over 40 years in the education world. More than half of those years were spent in classrooms for students with special needs. The remaining years were spent in educational administration as principal in Kenai, Alaska, and at Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong, China. Retired from education, she is now an active blogger and writer.
We will begin posting excerpts from the ADD/ADHD book soon.
As expected, the title for this ADD/ADHD book is elusive and has not been finalized yet. We’ll keep you posted.
Bob Ossler and Janice Hall have previously collaborated on another book, Triumph Over Terror. That book describes Ossler’s interactions with suffering people at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Sixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, he decided to write out his memories of the people he met at Ground Zero.
Triumph Over Terror was a Finalist in the National Best Books Competition (memoir category) and is now a Finalist in the International Best Books Competition (United States History Category.