Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

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Crown, Jan 24, 2012 - Psychology - 368 pages

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Experience the book that started the Quiet Movement
 
“A smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude.”—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PeopleO: The Oprah MagazineThe Christian Science MonitorInc.Library JournalKirkus Reviews

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. 

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

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I loved this book. I can't count the number of times I found myself nodding and thinking "uh huh" to myself as I listened. Helps to remove that shroud of shame that hovers over the introverted living ... Read full review

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User Review  - evenlake - LibraryThing

Let me start by saying that I probably fall toward the introverted side of the spectrum, and am at most an ambivert. What Cain has to say is important, and I am glad I read this book. However ... Read full review

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Contents

Nature Nurture and
97
The Role of Free Will and
115
WHY DID WALL STREET CRASH AND WARREN
155
DO ALL CULTURES HAVE
179
WHEN SHOULD YOU ACT MORE EXTROVERTED
205
How to Talk
224
How to Cultivate
241
Wonderland
264
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Named one of the top ten influencers in the world by LinkedIn, Susan Cain is a renowned speaker and the author of the award-winning books Quiet PowerQuiet Journal, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Translated into more than forty languages, Quiet has appeared on many "best of" lists, spent more than seven years on the New York Times bestseller list, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business.

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