Confessions of an ADDiva:

Midlife in the Non-Linear Lane

By Linda Roggli

ADDiva, Linda Roggli

Forgive me for bouncing in with good news, but I am so excited, I wanted to share it with those of you who aren’t on my email list. I accidentally discovered that my book about ADHD women, “Confessions of an ADDiva: midlife in the non-linear lane” will be awarded a First Prize in the Women’s Issues category by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards!

Pretty cool that a book about ADHD was a prize winner, huh?

Their notification went to my junk mail so I was shocked when I went to their website and found my name on the winners list! I am going to New York a week from Monday for the awards ceremony – a gold medal and a small ($100) cash prize. The reception is at the Plaza Hotel and I have decided to treat myself to staying there too. Most importantly, the winners’ books are sent to a NY book agent for review and possible publication by a major house (I know it’s a long shot, but…)


I’ve stopped apologizing to doorknobs. And cocktail tables. And desk corners and open drawers.

I still bump into them, of course. My brain so frequently changes direction that my body can’t keep up, so I end up walking into walls or tripping on rugs.

I have an impressive and ever-changing array of bruises on my shins, thighs, arms and derriere. Sometimes they crop up in places I’ve never had bruises before. But at least I don’t say “Excuse me” to inanimate objects any more.

You see, I found out I have ADD. Apparently it was with me from the beginning but no one noticed until I was forty-five. That meant four decades of idiosyncrasies like color-coded folders and clocks set ten minutes fast.

Discovering ADD was the ultimate “Ah-ha” moment for me. I finally understood why I love anything that is new and interesting (it keeps my brain focused). And why I bought a hot air balloon after my second balloon ride, sight unseen (impulsivity R me). And why, more often than I like to admit, I am late to appointments, dinners and movies (distractibility R me, too).


Roggli’s Book Won First Prize in the Women’s Issues category of the

Next Generation Indie Awards 2012

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Confessions of an ADDiva: Midlife In The Non-Linear Lane, by Linda Roggli and Illustrations by Wendy Sefcik (Passionate Possibility Press) (ISBN 978-0978640903)