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By Rebecca Solnit

No matter if she is considering the background of strolling as a cultural and political adventure over the last 2 hundred years (Wanderlust), or utilizing the lifetime of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to debate the ameliorations of house and time in overdue nineteenth-century the USA (River of Shadows), Rebecca Solnit has emerged as an artistic and unique author whose brain is bold within the connections it makes. A box consultant to Getting Lost attracts on emblematic moments and relationships in Solnit’s personal existence to discover the problems of wandering, being misplaced, and the makes use of of the unknown. the result's a particular, stimulating, and poignant voyage of discovery. BACKCOVER: “A meditation at the pleasures and terrors of having lost”
The New Yorker

“This quintessential California writer’s so much own publication yet.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“An fascinating amalgam of non-public memoir, philosophical hypothesis, typical lore, cultural heritage, and paintings feedback . . . a publication to set you wandering down surprisingly fruitful trails of thought.”
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Stimuli extraneous to the task at hand are easily distracting. 3. Hol ding attention to a single task or play activity is difficult. 4. Frequently will hop from one activity to another, without comple ting the first . 5. 6. Fidgets or squirms ( or feels restless mentally). 7. D oesn' t want to, or can't, wait for his or her tur n whe n involve d in group activities . Before a question is c ompletely asked, will often inte r rupt the questioner with an answer. 8. Has problems with job or chore follow-through, 9.

It's not at all a malfunction-to the contrary, it's a coherent, functioning response to a different kind of world and society than that in which many of us live. If, as you read this book, you see yourself de­ scribed, it may hit you as a revelation. I've shared this information with many ADD adults, and invariably they are startled, concerned, and ultimately pleased to finally understand one of the principal forces which have shaped their lives. This knowledge frees them to reframe the way they view their jobs, their relationships, their frustra­ tions-which are usually legion-and their goals.

But an ADD person may only hear the words- with­ out creating the mental pictures so vital to memory. They drive off to the store, repeating to themselves, "Milk, bread, juice, gas; milk, bread, juice, gas ... " until something dis­ tracts them and they lose the entire memory. This problem with auditory processing is fairly well documented among children with ADD. However, the percentage of its prevalence among the general, non­ population is unknown. It may be that ADD people are only slightly more likely to have this prob­ ADD lem, or it may be a cardinal symptom/ problem.

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