A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention

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One woman’s narratively propulsive, lyrical search to understand the land she farms—and her own neurodivergent mind
As Rebecca Schiller’s young family moves to a two-acre homestead in the English countryside, Rebecca begins to suffer frequent falls, uncontrollable rages, and mysterious lapses in memory. Doctor after doctor delivers one misdiagnosis after another. When the answer comes, it’s utterly unexpected: severe ADHD.
Rebecca’s narrative of her harrowing year is compulsively readable and ferociously candid, both a medical mystery and a love song to the landscape she calls home. Here is a clarion call to the growing number of neurodivergent people pushing back against simplistic narratives of minds that are either normal and good or different and broken.