Wonderful book. I'm an adult with ADD who wasn't diagnosed until my 20s, and being admonished for behaviors (I see as ADD related in hindsight) for years really did a number on my self esteem. Hence the title of this book. I didn't know any better, and neither did the adults correcting what they saw as my "bad" or lazy behavior. This book is wonderful for helping make you aware of how others views of your ADD symptoms can affect you. That if you're told you're lazy, stupid, or crazy often enough - you can start to believe it.