Katherine Ellison won a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting two years after surviving an $11 million libel lawsuit for a careless reporting error. Her roller-coaster career is an extreme example of what can happen when you have ADHD.
She was diagnosed with the disorder at age 48, on the heels of her elder son’s diagnosis at age 9, and frequently writes and speaks publicly about the disorder. She has also authored and co-authored ten non-fiction books, and freelances articles for media including the Washington Post, New York Times, Knowable, The Atlantic, and Smithsonian. Her most recent book is the ADHD coming-of-age memoir, “Mothers and Murderers: A True Story of Love, Lies, Obsession…and Second Chances.”