Against the Odds: Academic and Professional Success after ADHD

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Against the Odds: Academic and Professional Success after ADHD

By: Dr. Lamont Holloman


About the Book

Against the Odds: Academic and Professional Success after ADHD follows Dr. Lamont Holloman's life as an African American male with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and details how he overcame significant educational and personal challenges as an adolescent, young adult, and adult.  In addition, as the book follows Dr. Holloman through his academic and professional journey, it will help inform readers of the marginalization of African American men with ADHD.  Existing research paints a negative picture of African American males with ADHD.  Dr. Holloman's work is a self-reflection that explores his subjective personal experiences and connects his story to cultural and social meanings, giving the reader a more hopeful image of what can be achieved academically and professionally. What the author hopes readers will take away from his book is that regardless of how your life path starts, how society labels you, and what the school system tells you, you can succeed academically and forge your own future.


About the Author

Dr. Lamont Holloman is an active member of his church security team.  Additionally, he serves as the senior pastor's armor bearer.  His hobbies include spending time with family, fishing, and going to the firing range.  He is a proud father of five, with twenty-one beautiful grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Dr. Holloman is also a training program manager, assisting others in seeking education, training, or career advancement. 


(2023, paperback, 106 pages)

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  • 5
    Very Educational and Emotional

    Posted by Tony on Jun 24th 2023

    The story was not only entertaining and emotional, it had a lot of facts about ADHD I had no clue about throughout the book. Great read have recommended it to friends!

  • 5

    Posted by Crystal on Jun 12th 2023

    I really loved this book, I have a son that was diagnosed with ADHD who is now 21 and never really knew about the diagnosis. This book has broke things down for me and shed some light on things I wasn't aware of before. I feel like I can better help my son navigate life now with the resources I have read.