The Adderall Diaries Page


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 [email protected] If you need any more information on any of these dates also email [email protected]:

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

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →