Title: Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention
Published by: Hachette Books
Release Date: December 4, 2012
Pages: 304
ISBN13: 978-1401312794
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Popular literature is filled with the stories of self-sacrificing mothers bravely tending to their challenging children. Katherine Ellison offers a different kind of tale. Shortly after Ellison, an award-winning investigative reporter, and her twelve-year-old son, Buzz, were both diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she found herself making such a hash of parenting that the two of them faced three alternatives: he’d go to boarding school; she’d go AWOL; or they’d make it their full-time job to work out their problems together. They decided to search for a solution while Ellison investigated what genuine relief, if any, might be found in the confusing array of goods sold by the modern mental health industry.

The result is a page-turner of a memoir: a hilarious and heartrending account sure to beguile parents grappling with a child’s bewildering behavior.


"Riveting, beautifully written and totally credible."
Huffington Post

"Ellison is wickedly funny, and her writing is irreverent, mordant, and always compelling."
Literary Mama

" insightful, fast-paced, unexpectedly funny read."
PEOPLE Magazine, in a four-star review

Self Magazine