Monday, June 18, 2012

Quiet by Susan Cain

So here's a story:  I've had this book forever (as a review copy), but just couldn't get into it because the intro made it seem like it was going to be a self-help book, and there's nothing I dislike as much as a self-help book.  So I set it aside.

Then, one by one, all of my friends started raving about this book.  Just raving.  So I gave it another try.  And . . . it is one of my all-time favorite books.  Seriously, I've never thought a book described me as well as this one did--I kept wanting to shout out "Yes!" and "Yeah!" as I was reading.  It wasn't self-help-y after all--it was far more philosophical and psychological. It was also excellent social criticism.

If you are an introvert, or if you have to live with one, you really need to read this.

Review copy provided by publisher.


Wm said...

Agreed. It's excellent and should be read by everyone -- introvert and extrovert alike.

Janssen said...

Well, THIS post just made me irrationally pleased.

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