New Memoir Tells Success Story of Author 'Because of His ADHD'
"This book is Leigh's life story from the hyper, mischievous, and tormented boy with ADHD to the successful man who learned how to use his 'different' brain to his advantage," the authors say.
"Spaz" follows a boy with severe ADHD as he battles naysayers and bullies and learns how to become successful because of, not in spite of, his ADHD. It contains informational, researched-based sections as well as heartfelt memoirs. Its positive message will resonate with people who have ever felt ridiculed or felt as if they would not amount to anything.
"Our positive message about ADHD is very unique. We strive to show people that ADHD does not have to be someone's downfall and that some aspects of the 'disorder' can actually be put to good use," the authors emphasize. "'Spaz' shows you that, if you believe in yourself, anything is possible. This book is educational self-help as much as it is a touching non-fiction biography."
A snippet from the book reads:
If my future meant that I'd have to confront bully after bully, then I would face them, but I would tackle them alone and I would train my brain and body to take the negative and turn it into a positive I would not be a product of a diagnosis and a world that viewed my condition as a hindrance I would be a fighter. And I would have to take a lot of punches.
"Spaz: The True Story of My Life with ADHD"
By Leigh Macneil with Renee Macneil
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781546209300
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781546209294
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Authors
Leigh Macneil was born and raised in Massachusetts and still sports the Boston accent. Now a resident of Texas, he works as a sales professional who also coaches and mentors other sales people. His natural draw towards leadership inspired him to want to coach and train people who are a little "different" like him. He has over 22 years in the automotive industry and is a lifelong martial artist who fought professionally and has coached and cornered many other fighters to victory. He and Renee have been married for 11 years and have two children and two rescue pups.
Renee Macneil is a native Vermonter and holds a master's degree in English from the University of Vermont. She was a public school English teacher for 13 years before she and Leigh relocated to Lantana. She offers workshops for parents and educators as well as individual coaching for anyone affected by ADHD through her company, ADHD Coach For Life. When she is not writing, Renee is training for the Boston Marathon and parenting two little girls. "Spaz: The True Story of My Life with ADHD" is their first book.
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