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

Quiet

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

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Quiet is a startling, important and readable page-turner. It will make quiet people see through themselves in a whole new light.' Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth

'Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that gives us startling new insights. Quiet is that book: part page-turner, part cutting edge science, it will change the way you see yourself, other people, and the world.' Adam Grant, The Wharton School of Business

'Quiet legitimizes and even celebrates the 'niche' that represents half the people in the world. Think Malcolm Gladwell for people who don't take themselves too seriously. Mark my words, this book will be a bestseller.' Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment

'Happiness is . . . Quiet, an extraordinary book that will change for ever the way society views introverts. Superbly researched and deeply insightful, 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

'An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.' Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Susan Cain is the author of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking, which has been translated into more than 30 languages. Since her 2012 TED talk was posted online it has been viewed over three million times. Her writing on introversion and shyness has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Oprah magazine and Psychology Today. Cain has spoken at the Royal Society of Arts, Microsoft and Google, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Breakfast, CBS and NPR. Her work has been featured on the cover of Time, in the Daily Mail, the FT, the Atlantic, GQ, Grazia, the New Yorker, Wired, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, the Washington Post, CNN and Slate.com. She is an honours graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.

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      5.0

      A truly liberating read!

      By NAH

      from Geelong, VIC

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          Quiet harnesses the freedom and joy that can be found through self acceptance and encourages us to embrace our perceived shortcomings as the things that may just be our greatest strengths. A must read book for all the 'quieter' types.

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          4.0

          Essential Reading for the Introvert

          By Specky Four Eyes

          from Adelaide, Au

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          Comments about Quiet:

          Perfectly outlines the trials and tribulations of being an hopeless introvert. If you have ever wondered why trying to keep up socially and engaging in team work causes you pain, then you need to spend time with this book

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          5.0

          Where have you been all my life?!?

          By oceanoracle

          from Mudgee NSW

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            This book has finally given me a word for what is 'wrong' with me - introvert! Totally life-affirming and practical. Has helped me to get a better understanding of who, and how, I am. And how better to be in a 'world that can't shut up.' And to totally turn what's 'wrong' with me on its head! If you are an introvert and have always wonderred why you feel like you don't fit in, this book could be life changing.

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            5.0

            Wish I had read this 25 years ago

            By Muskrat Rambles

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              Comments about Quiet:

              This book describes how society has come to reward and revere extroversion as a personality type, leaving little room for the 'quiet power of the introvert'.

              As an introvert, I found the examples of workplace and family dynamics and behaviour both revealing and affirming.

              I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in bringing out the best in others.

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              Marvellous. The most important book published for a decade -- Lynne Truss Sunday Telegraph Quiet is a very timely book, and Cain's central thesis is fresh and important. Maybe the extrovert ideal is no longer as powerful as it was; perhaps it is time we all stopped to listen to the still, small voice of calm -- Daisy Goodwin The Sunday Times Susan Cain's Quiet has sparked a quiet revolution. In our booming culture, hers is a still, small voice that punches above its weight. Perhaps rather than sitting back and asking people to speak up, managers and company leaders might lean forward and listen -- Megan Walsh The Times I can't get Quiet out of my head. It is an important book - so persuasive and timely and heartfelt it should inevitably effect change in schools and offices -- Jon Ronson The Guardian A startling, important, and readable page-turner Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth

              ISBN: 9780141029191
              ISBN-10: 0141029196
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 352
              Published: 3rd January 2013
              Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.1
              Weight (kg): 0.25
              Edition Number: 1