This book is sadly very expensive. However, it is full of great practical tips and advice for how to sort things out. It is an excercise book that is supposed to be worked through with a therapist but I was recommended it and just read it on my own. It is a set of excercises split across several chapters. The sections deal with what ADHD is, organisation, reducing distractability and adaptive thinking. It is based around cognitive behavioural therapy. The book is not just about practical ways to deal with ADHD symptoms like disorganisation and procrastination but also deals with the emotional problems you can have. I found I don't beat myself up about my problems or feel sorry for myself so much after doing the excercises.
Another reason why I think this book is a great starting place is that it is so short. It is only about 100 pages and those pages are double spaced with hardly any text. I have dyslexia and ADHD and I'd guess it took me three or four hours to go through the book including doing the excercises. It repeats stuff so that you don't forget.
The organisational system is so simple that you don't fell it is much effort to use or like you are getting behind on things. It uses an A, B, C prioritisation to do list. It is great because it does away with setting deadlines, which I have found always fails. I have since started using the organisation system from Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity
. The system in that book is even simpler and more effective. It's just a pity that book is so long.
This book is far more about practical solutions than stories or medical information. It is pricey but I think it is the best money I have ever spent on ADHD treatments or information. I think the advice is probably useful even for people without ADHD. I just wish I had had this book when I was a teenager.