Richard Kern


Art Paper Editions, 2020. Hardcover, 88pp., 8.75 x 12.5 inches


"My name is Faye and I’m 18. I take 15 mgs of Adderall extended release. I started taking them last year when I was 17. I’ve always had like problems in school, behavioral problems, and I’ve had problems in class… but I was on my last year of high school so—I was doing really badly so my mom and I thought that we should like finally go to a psychiatrist and get something for me to like push me through. Like it wasn’t the most intense examination he was like so- if I didn’t have this problem I could still go in and lie about it. Like I just told him what was wrong with me and he just prescribed me something. Like I could’ve been lying. I said that I can’t pay attention in class, I’m really disorganized, and I also went to him for anxiety too, cause I have really bad anxiety, and I feel like my attention and anxiety go like hand in hand."