How to ADHD

An Insider's Guide
to Working with Your Brain

Hardcover

ebook

audiobook

FORGET "TRY HARDER." WHEN YOUR BRAIN WORKS DIFFERENTLY, YOU NEED TO TRY DIFFERENT.

In this honest, friendly, and shame-free guide, the creator of the award-winning YouTube channel How to ADHD shares the hard-won insights and practical strategies that have helped her survive, even thrive, in a world not built for her brain.

Diagnosed with ADHD at age twelve, Jessica struggled with a brain that she didn’t understand. She lost things constantly, couldn’t finish projects, and felt like she was putting more effort in than everyone around her while falling further and further behind. At thirty-two years old—broke, divorced, and living with her mom—Jessica decided to look more deeply into her ADHD challenges. She reached out to experts, devoured articles, and shared her discoveries on YouTube.

In How to ADHD, Jessica reveals the tools that have changed her life while offering an unflinching look at the realities of living with ADHD. The key to navigating a world not built for the neurodivergent brain, she discovered, isn’t to fix or fight against its natural tendencies but to understand and work with them. She explains how ADHD affects everyday life, covering executive function impairments, rejection sensitivity, difficulties with attention regulation, and more. 

How to ADHD is a comprehensive manual that teaches readers countless ADHD-specific strategies for adapting your environment, routines, and systems, including:

With quotes from Jessica’s online community, chapter summaries, and reading shortcuts designed for the neurodivergent reader, How to ADHD will help you recognize your strengths and challenges, tackle “bad brain days,” and be kinder to yourself in the process.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jessica McCabe is the creator, writer, and star of the award-winning, pioneering YouTube channel How to ADHD. Since its founding in 2015, How to ADHD has grown to over a million subscribers. The channel—widely respected by treatment providers, ADHD researchers, and especially the ADHD community—has become a trove of scientifically backed and experientially affirming information on how people with ADHD might work with their brains in a world not built for them. Her work has been featured by the New York Times, Washington Post, ADDitude Magazine, Today online, Upworthy, and more.

Yes! The paperback version of the book is set to be released in January 2025.

Unfortunately, no. The hardcover will stop printing after January 2025, and all copies printed from then on will be paperback. So if you want a hardcover edition, be sure to order it before then!

Unfortunately, no. If you want a hardcover, you can grab a copy of the US version before January 2025.

The paperback version is produced in and shipped from the UK, so the cost markup is likely due to shipping costs.

Unfortunately, bundling the ebook and audiobook isn’t something that we can do because of the different formats being sold across many different retailers and platforms. Certain file formats are compatible with some devices but not others, which further complicates things.

Unfortunately, no. There are a few reasons. First, there is no universal dyslexia-friendly font that works for every dyslexic. Second, it is difficult to ensure that the dyslexia-friendly versions make it into the hands of buyers who need them. Lastly, the cost to the publisher. It would end up being more expensive to print without a guarantee that enough would be sold to cover the cost.

For dyslexia-friendly fonts, it would be best to purchase the ebook version that is compatible with apps that allow you to change the font to something that works best for you!  

Not at this time, however, it is something being worked on. We’re working to get a more concrete timeline.

Though Jessica would have loved to have done a book tour, between the cost of doing a book tour and juggling being a new mom, it is not feasible for us to do at this time. 

Sure! Knowing what translations people would like is helpful for us to know. That said, various factors affect whether a book is picked up for translation outside of our control. An international publisher will think about the size of potential readership for the book in their country, the reach of our platform in their country, and whether the book’s content is broadly applicable enough for their readers, or if it feels too tailored to a US-based audience. So, due to this, we cannot guarantee the request’s fulfilment.

No, but it’s sweet that so many of you have offered! There is more to getting a translated version published than just translating it. So, even if we have a translated version, it still won’t get printed until an international publisher decides to pick up the book for a translated release. If an international publisher picks up rights to print the book, they will work to get the translated copy created.

international

languages

How to ADHD: An Insider’s Guide to Working with Your Brain (Not Against It) is being translated into multiple languages. Below is a current list as of July 2024.

FAQ's

Yes! The paperback version of the book is set to be released in January 2025.

Unfortunately, no. The hardcover will stop printing after January 2025, and all copies printed from then on will be paperback. So if you want a hardcover edition, be sure to order it before then!

Unfortunately, no. If you want a hardcover, you can grab a copy of the US version before January 2025.

The paperback version is produced in and shipped from the UK, so the cost markup is likely due to shipping costs.

Unfortunately, bundling the ebook and audiobook isn’t something that we can do because of the different formats being sold across many different retailers and platforms. Certain file formats are compatible with some devices but not others, which further complicates things.

Unfortunately, no. There are a few reasons. First, there is no universal dyslexia-friendly font that works for every dyslexic. Second, it is difficult to ensure that the dyslexia-friendly versions make it into the hands of buyers who need them. Lastly, the cost to the publisher. It would end up being more expensive to print without a guarantee that enough would be sold to cover the cost.

For dyslexia-friendly fonts, it would be best to purchase the ebook version that is compatible with apps that allow you to change the font to something that works best for you!  

Yes! Whisper Sync has been available since April 2024. 

Though Jessica would have loved to have done a book tour, between the cost of doing a book tour and juggling being a new mom, it is not feasible for us to do at this time. 

Sure! Knowing what translations people would like is helpful for us to know. That said, various factors affect whether a book is picked up for translation outside of our control. An international publisher will think about the size of potential readership for the book in their country, the reach of our platform in their country, and whether the book’s content is broadly applicable enough for their readers, or if it feels too tailored to a US-based audience. So, due to this, we cannot guarantee the request’s fulfilment.

No, but it’s sweet that so many of you have offered! There is more to getting a translated version published than just translating it. So, even if we have a translated version, it still won’t get printed until an international publisher decides to pick up the book for a translated release. If an international publisher picks up rights to print the book, they will work to get the translated copy created.

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