2013 Book #30 – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

Merry Farmer

Wow! Anyone out there who thinks that reading non-fiction is boring, you need to sit down and read a book like Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking! Brains are such amazing things, and the stuff I learned about my brain and the way it fits—or doesn’t fit—into modern American society is fascinating!

quiet book

There was so much packed into this little book that I can only touch the tip of the iceberg. Every chapter was a wealth of information and insight about the things that make introverts like me tick and all the ways that the society we live in today praises extroversion, leaving introverts out in the cold.

But first, as the book makes clear at the beginning, an introvert is not someone who is shy, timid, and afraid of their own shadow. As a psychological term, “introversion” refers to the kind of…

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