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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Quiet


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

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

Synopsis from the publisher:
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled “quiet,” it is to introverts we owe many of the great contributions to society—from Van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with the indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Susan Cain charts the rise of “the extrovert ideal” over the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects—how it helps to determine everything from how parishioners worship to who excels at Harvard Business School. And she draws on cutting-edge research on the biology and psychology of temperament to reveal how introverts can modulate their personalities according to circumstance, how to empower an introverted child, and how companies can harness the natural talents of introverts. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

Publishing by Random House on 1/24/2012.

3 comments:

chelleyreads said...

interesting-sounding book. i don't usually pick up non-fic but being an introvert myself i'm curious about this book.

check out my WoW.

-michelle

Jeane said...

I think I would like to read this book just to learn more about my type- I'm definitely an introvert.

Giselle said...

Oh wow this sounds neat I haven't heard of it before. Great pck!

Giselle
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