Con­quer­ing Learn­ing Dis­abil­i­ties at Any Age: How an ADHD/LD Kid Grad­u­at­ed from Yale and Cam­bridge, and Became a Marine Offi­cer, Mil­i­tary His­to­ri­an, Finan­cial Advi­sor and Car­ing Father

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September 1, 2021

Inter­na­tion­al­ly known as a World War II his­to­ri­an, Rigg’s newest book is in part a mem­oir where he shares his per­son­al expe­ri­ence in turn­ing his unique gifts to his advan­tage. He believes that if he could uti­lize the cre­ativ­i­ty, unique ways of look­ing at the world, zany humor, and high ener­gy lev­els his ADHD/​dyslexia have giv­en him, oth­ers who live with the same con­di­tions can too. It’s time to embrace the pos­si­bil­i­ties and end the stig­ma of learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties. Rigg shares all of him­self as he can­did­ly describes his jour­ney, includ­ing child­hood mishaps and adven­tures, the strug­gle to learn and achieve, and his hor­ri­fy­ing expe­ri­ence with sex­u­al abuse. He pro­vides sol­id researched sci­en­tif­ic infor­ma­tion show­ing why the gene for ADHD and LD exists, why it con­tin­ues to be passed down even now, and how the trait affects chil­dren and adults through­out their lives. But what lies at the heart of the book is a vul­ner­a­ble child who learned to use his dif­fer­ences to cre­ate suc­cess­ful and accom­plished life.

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