Famous Living Confirmed Journalists with ADHD: Clarence Page
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Name: Clarence Page
for: Winning a Pulitzer Prize. Twice
ADD Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams. 2006.
By Catherine A. Corman and Ed Hallowell p.148-156
Work: Is a columnist at the Chicago
Tribune, Syndicated in 170 papers. National TV commentator,
Actor (Rising Sun)
entry some details below
- 1989 Pulitzer Prize for commentary
- 1987 American Civil Liberties Union James P. McGuire Award
for columns on constitutional rights
- 1980 Illinois UPI Award for community service for The Black
- 1976 Edward Scott Beck Award for overseas reporting on the
changing politics of Southern Africa
- 1972 Pulitzer Prize for a Chicago Tribune Task Force series
on voter fraud
Ritalin is like having fifty TV sets going off in my head
at once. Ritalin works by turning of forty-nine of them"
his office, he usually has a computer, several TV shows, and
the radio going at once, constantly bouncing from thing to
thing to keep from getting bored, I like it like that, he
says, but it drives my wife crazy".
Grady (his son) was diagnosed, I was in big denial about it.
I thought, well either they're overdiagnosing him, or he's
not trying hard enough, or he just needs to work harder and
concentrate harder - all the things my father told me. Now
I reallly understand this condition."
says journalism was a "perfect" match for him. The
writing is short, he says, there's always a deadline. that
makes it a lot easier to stay on track."
makes a comparison between prejudices against people of color
and people with learning differences. "I grew up as a
black kid in America in the fifties and sixties. People wanted
to put me in a box, expecting me to be in a certain way, Clarence
says. I was always fighting against that. I see the same thing
happening to kids with ADD. People expect them to act and
learn a certain way, but they don't. They have to fight to
figure out who they are and what they need. Every child learns
differently. Clarence says."
of any famous publically confirmed living
people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?
Let me know, send me the details with the blog/website/book/newspaper
where it was confirmed ie website, date, page etc.
don't send me info like "I think Joe Smith has ADHD".
I want publically confirmed living famous people with ADD
ADHD to add to my list. Thanks. Pete