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

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Experience the book that started the Quiet Movement and revolutionized how the world sees introverts-and how introverts see themselves-by offering validation, inclusion, and inspiration

"Superbly researched, deeply insightful, and a fascinating read, Quiet is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population."-Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR-People, O: The Oprah Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Inc., Library Journal, Kirkus 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, impeccably 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780307352149
Publisher: Crown
Imprint: Crown
Pub date:
DEWEY: 155.232
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 333
Weight: 574g
Height: 166mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 31mm