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I’ll Just Be Five More Minutes: And Other Tales from My ADHD Brain

A hilariously-honest, heartwarming essay collection about life, love, and discovering you have ADHD at age 35. Out from Hachette Books on February 6, 2024 and available for preorder right now.

“These essays feel like catching up with an old friend that I actually like listening to. If you enjoy my flavor of OCD you will have just as much fun at Emily’s ADHD party." —Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of Quietly Hostile

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“Funny, cringey, and oh, so relatable.” —Jenny Lawson, New York Times Bestselling author of Broken and Furiously Happy

I picked up I’ll Just Be Five More Minutes intending to peek at the first few lines. Four hours later, I was still on the couch, intermittently laughing and nodding my head in recognition. This is an ignore-your-family, cancel-your-plans, stay-up-past-your-bedtime tale that reminds me of Samantha Irby, David Sedaris, and so many other favorite essayists. It’s laugh-out-loud funny and strikingly smart, and Farris offers brilliant insight into the ADHD brain. Joanna Rakoff, bestselling author of “My Salinger Year”

"Not only is this memoir witty, laugh-out-loud funny, enlightening, and brave, it also perfectly fits a reader who has ADHD. Short chapters, pithy sentences, fresh insights, nothing boring. Aimed at the largest undiagnosed group—adult women with ADHD—Farris tells her story in such an engagingly personal way that it appeals to everyone. It instructs by pleasing. Bravo Emily Farris!"―Edward Hallowell, M.D., author most recently of ADHD 2.0

Emily Farris’s debut hits all the big topics: life, love, and yes, even lipstick. And yet these eminently readable essays go down smoother than the sweet pink wine cooler that young Emily might have thrown back before embarking on an ill-fated but hilarious adventure. I’ll Just Be Five More Minutes is an unputdownable book that offers a frank, funny look at the highs and lows of life with a neurodivergent brain. —Amy Shearn, award-winning author of Unseen City, The Mermaid of Brooklyn, and other novels

I am a lifelong flailer and noted scatterbrain, and Emily Farris’s warm, wise, and very funny book not only makes me feel seen, but makes me wonder if maybe I shouldn’t have sought help long ago. No matter how your brain works, this book will make you want to be her best friend. —Emily Flake, The New Yorker cartoonist