The Adderall Diaries Page

Isaac Fitzgerald bio ↓  ·  August 31st, 2009  ·  filed under books

adderall-cover2updated September 27



For media questions about The Adderall Diaries contact Erin Kottke: kottke AT For Stephen Elliott’s bio go here.

NEW: An interview with Stephen Elliott at SMITHMAG.


REVIEWS: Vanity Fair and the San Francisco Chronicle call The Adderall Diaries “genius.” Five stars from Time Out New York, an early rave from Fanzine, an A from San Francisco Magazine, a conflict of interest review on HTMLGIANT, short and sweet in the Sacramento Book Review. FlatmancrookedChuck and a great, thoughtful review from Bookslut. Two great new reviews in the Seattle Stranger and the Washington Post.

PURCHASE: Please purchase from your local bookstore. Or, request personalized copies from Booksmith. Also, Booksmith is offering 30% off on orders of 12 or more books. Contact the store for details.

INTERVIEWS: Chuck,, Faster Times, Flavorpill

OTHER: excerpt from the Bay Guardian, The Adderall Diaries playlist, About That Lending Library.

adderall-powell's_2Stephen will be doing a twenty-five city book tour (maybe more). Here are the dates; we’ll keep updating on this page.

All events are at 7pm unless otherwise stated. Most of the events are taking place in people’s homes. If you would like to host an event, and think you can get at least 20 people to attend, please email If you need any more information on any of these dates also email

San Francisco, September 15, 7:30pm Booksmith on Haight Street
Portland, September 17, Powell’s City of Books on Burnside
Seattle, September 18, with Ryan Boudinot. Elliott Bay Books
Lincoln, Nebraska, Septebember 21, Clawfoot House, 1042 F St.
Austin, Texas, September 22, with Doug Dorst. At the residence of Tyson Midkiff, 2903 Westhill Drive
Las Vegas, September 23, the home of Laurenn McCubbin, 1306 S. 13th St, Las Vegas NV, 89104. RSVP to laurenn AT
Los Angeles, September 24, Skylight Books
San Francisco, September 29, with Tao Lin, Amnesia, 853 Valencia
Columbus, Ohio, September 30, Ohio State University Creative Writing Department
Boston, October 4, Grub Street, Writing From Experience class. 9a.m.
Boston, October 4, 6pm, Brookline Booksmith
Fayetville, Arkansas, October 6, University of Arkansas creative writing department
New York, NY, October 7, Happy Ending reading series, Joes Pub
Brooklyn, NY, October 8, East Coast Book Release Party hosted by N+1, Bookcourt, 163 Court Street, (718) 875-3677
New York, NY, October 11, Crosing The Line, panel with Terese Svoboda, Idlewild Books, 12 w. 19th St
Stanford, CA, October 14, with Tom Kealey, Stanford University Creative Writing Department
New Orleans, October 20, Antenna Gallery
Richmond, Virginia, October 22
Richmond, Virginia, October 23
Charlotesville, Virginia, October 24, Writer House
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, October 26
Orlando, Fl, October 27
Ann Arbor, MI, October 29, 826 Michigan
Oberlin, Ohio, October 30, Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse
Chicago, IL, November 1, 3pm, Quimby’s
Kansas City, MO, November 2
Los Altos, CA, November 6, On writing The Adderall Diaries. A lecture for memoir writers. Tickets and information here.
New York, NY, November 11, Mixer Reading Series
Bethel Connecticut, November 13, Molten Java
Hudson, NY, November 14, with Daniel Nester
Rosendale, NY, November 15, 4pm Market Market Cafe
Astoria, NY, November 16
Naperville, Il, November 21, info and RSVP emorrison AT


See also Why I Write by Stephen Elliott


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-Would You Like to Read The Adderall Diaries?

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals by the age of 25. He has also written for AlterNet, McSweeney's, and Mother Jones. He is the managing editor of The Rumpus. Follow him on Twitter. More from this author →

16 Responses to “The Adderall Diaries Page”

  1. Oying Pineda Says:

    Hi! Will you be sending me a free book even if I’m from the Philippines?

  2. Stephen Elliott Says:

    If you’re from the Philippines yes. If you’re in the Philippines no.

  3. scott sheehan Says:

    I would like to request a free galley copy of Stephen Elliott’s true-crime memoir The Adderall Diaries. Thanks, Scott

  4. Susan K. Stewart Says:

    I would appreciate a galley copy of The Adderall Diaries. I’ll review it on my blog.Thanks

  5. Charles M Jones Says:

    I, too, would appreciate a free galley copy of The Adderall Diaries. Thank you. Charlie

  6. Stephen Elliott Says:

    Hey guys. I’m afraid all the free galleys are gone. Sorry. They went very quick.

  7. Ellen Says:

    RSVP to the Naperville reading on November 21st: emorrison AT pasulka DOT com

  8. Luci A.B. Says:

    Will you be selling copies of the book on your book tour?

  9. Stephen Elliott Says:


  10. Lindsey Says:

    Thank you. As an independent bookseller, thank you. You (and all yinz at The Rumpus) do amazing things for us. A round of applause for all of you.

  11. Cpt.Sludge Says:

    I would like a free galleon.

  12. Cpt.Sludge Says:

    It’s a book? Never mind. I need a new ship.

  13. Chellis Says:

    You’re cool Steve. Just wanted you to know that despite Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Blogger being blocked in China, I can read the Rumpus loud and clear.

  14. Travis Kurowski Says:

    Not coming to Pennsylvania, eh? (I would recommend some place for you to read, but I actually just moved here.) Am glad to see you are going to the Antenna Gallery in NOLA. You’ll have a great time.

  15. Anita Garimella Says:

    Steve – I second Travis’s comment above. Ben and I were looking at your list of tour cities this evening. You should come to Philly!!! I’d love to see you in action. Congrats.

  16. Stephen Elliott Says:

    i think i’m going to be in philly on the 19th of november. how’s that?

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