There are benefits to those among us with adult ADHD. Among them: an advantage for stage and screen directors who are able to take it all in simultaneously: visual, auditory, movement, pacing and rhythms. The talent comes from being able to see the connections between all of them.
Louis Begley has written 11 novels, the latest, Killer, Come Hither, features Jack Dana, a Marine infantry officer who was wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has become a writer, with his debut novel skyrocketing to bestselling status.