S3 Ep17: Author Dav Pilkey is an ADHD Superhero

S3 Ep17: Author Dav Pilkey is an ADHD Superhero

Beloved children’s author Dav Pilkey joined Dr. H to talk about their shared “gifts” of ADHD and dyslexia, and the years of abuse that Dav suffered in elementary school. The creator of the wildly popular graphic novel series Captain Underpants, as well as Dog Man and many others, opened up about what it was like to have his desk permanently moved to the hallway in 2nd grade, the paddling he received from his teachers, and how unconditional love and support from his parents helped shape who he is today. Plus, hear about the inspiration behind some of Dav’s most-popular characters, and how he used to sell books out of the trunk of his car! 

Dav’s latest book, Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild is available now! Learn more about Dav on his website, Planet Pilkey

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This episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. To learn more about the college of choice for students who learn differently, or to schedule a campus visit, go to http://www.lcdistraction.org

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  • Karen Posted February 1, 2019 8:24 am

    I had no idea Dav Pilkey has ADHD and Dyslexia, my son has both and it is so refreshing and inspiring to hear success stories from people who have similar qualities. My son loves his books!

    • Sarah Guertin Posted February 7, 2019 10:40 am

      That is so great to hear Karen. We’re glad you enjoyed the episode!

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