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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781035417100

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An unprecedented guide for any woman with ADHD looking to celebrate her unique brilliance and to embark on a journey of self-discovery.

ADHD is one of the most common neurological disor­ders in the United States – yet a staggering 75 percent of girls and women remain undiagnosed. Due to the gen­der gap in medical research, which does not account for symptoms manifesting differently in women – leading to increased problems with anxiety, depression, work­ing memory, sleep, energy and concentration – many ADHD women are left to navigate a society that fails to understand their struggles and gifts. But what if every woman had the resources and support to uncover the hidden wonders of her neurodivergent brain?

Enter certified ADHD coach and podcast host Tracy Otsuka. Armed with her experience coaching thou­sands of women, cutting-edge medical research and personal insights from her own diagnosis, she presents a revelatory guide tailored specifically for girls and women with ADHD. In it, Otsuka offers an entirely new set of tools, systems, and strategies to access a world of boundless productivity, focus, and confidence.

With her signature wit and levity – in entertaining chapters designed for ADHD readers – Otsuka explores the unique challenges that ADHD women face and illuminates the extraordinary qualities that set them apart: overflowing creativity, laser-focused attention, deep empathy, and fearless entrepreneurial spirit. Even without an official diagnosis, readers will be equipped with the tools to conquer any to-do list and to tap into their true purpose, personally or professionally. Otsuka offers a beacon of hope for any woman looking to transform her symptoms into strengths. Comprehensive, lively and long overdue, ADHD for Smart Ass Women is the key to unlocking unparalleled potential and to understanding your truly magnifi­cent and brilliant brain.


ADHD for Smart Ass Women is the lifeline, roadmap, guidance, and inspiration you've been hoping for.
Dr. Christine Li, clinical psychologist and host of Make Time for Success podcast
At last, Otsuka provides the tools to harness our overflowing creativity to succeed. A must read for every Artpreneur!
Miriam Schulman, author of Artpreneur and host of The Inspiration Place podcast
Game changer alert for women with ADHD! Tracy Otsuka's book is a must-read for any woman navigating ADHD during the perimenopause or menopause. This empowering book equips you with practical tools and wisdom to transform challenges into strengths. Get your copy today.
Dr. Susan Varghese, women's health expert
Read this book! You will hear Tracy's energetic, supportive, and nothing-held-back voice in your head... urging you to acknowledge your struggles, embrace your unique gifts, and let your innovative brilliance shine.
David Flink, founder of Eye to Eye and author of Thinking Differently
Empowering, insightful, and downright funny. Tracy Otsuka's guide is a lifeline for ADHD women. It not only debunks stereotypes but offers a roadmap to success, blending expertise with entertainment.
Gin Stephens, author of New York Times Bestseller Fast Feast Repeat and host of Intermittent Fasting Stories and the Fast Feast Repeat Podcast
Refreshingly witty and filled with optimism, strategies and essential information on the ADHD brain, Tracy's insights, perspective and real-world experience living with and coaching thousands of women with ADHD via her podcast makes ADHD For Smart Ass Women an invaluable resource for those wanting to dive deeper into the subject.
Kristen Willeumier, PhD, neuroscientist and author of Biohack Your Brain
Tracy Otsuka does a great explaining how the symptoms of ADHD in women present a little differently. She explores the unique challenges women with ADHD face and I'm sure she'll help a lot of people make sense of their symptoms.
Amy Morin, psychotherapist and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
You won't want to put this book down and that says a lot for those of us who have minds that wander. This is a gem of a book and much needed for women with ADHD, who have been silenced far too long.
Terry Matlen, LMSW, author of The Queen of Distraction and Director of ADDConsults
Tracy's work makes me feel SEEN. I'm a successful, ambitious woman, but I still have serious wounds from an undiagnosed childhood. It took me decades to understand my ADHD brain, but this book will shortcut that journey for you, starting now!
Denise Duffield-Thomas, author of Chill & Prosper
Delivered in lucid and unpretentious prose, this is a solid starting point for those just beginning to learn about ADHD and its effects on the brain
Publishers Weekly
Otsuka adapts her podcast of the same name into an accessible debut guide aimed at helping women to harness their neurodivergent traits to achieve their goals... Those new to their diagnoses will glean as much valuable insight from Otsuka's strategies as from her explanations of such matters as why emotional regulation is more difficult for neurodivergent women than neurotypical women.
Publishers Weekly
**AMAZON U.S. Editor's Pick Best Nonfiction**
Otsuka is not only an ADHD coach but also someone who understands the condition from a first-person perspective, too. She breaks down stereotypes and helps build up a more positive connection with the ways that ADHD brains work.
Book Riot
Whether you have ADHD or not, this book will help your brain function at its peak.
Sarah Gelman, CBS Mornings
Full of honesty, vulnerability, wisdom, compassion, understanding, guidance, cutting edge knowledge, evidence-based practices, and real-world examples of women with ADHD succeeding, not in spite of having ADHD, but perhaps because of it.
New York Journal of Books
She was born to deliver a message. You will see it bursting out on every page ...Thanks to her and others like her, the textbooks are being rewritten.
Dr Edward M. Hallowell, co-author of ADHD 2.0 and Driven to Distraction
Tracy changed my life and uncovered a missing piece of my identity. Her book is a breath of fresh air for ADHD women. With humour and compassion, she provides a roadmap for turning struggles into strengths.
Jenna Kutcher, host of The Goal Digger Podcast and New York Times bestselling author of How Are You, Really?
Tracy Otsuka's sparkling, smart-ass positivity pours over these pages, powerful enough to lift the lowest self-esteem.
Katherine Ellison, Pulitzer Prize Winner, author of Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention
Tracy skillfully leads readers on a journey to embrace their individual strengths, equipping them with invaluable tools to flourish in both personal and professional realms.
Tamara Rosier, Ph.D., author of Your Brain's Not Broken