Giveaway: Quiet by Susan Cain

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Quiet by Susan Cain

Last January, our book club members read Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Cain’s argument that the qualities of an introvert can help them succeed in a world where being outgoing is most desired was eye opening. Many of our book club members realized they were introverts, including me. For all the gory details check out our discussion Quiet.

Whether you’re introverted or extroverted, there’s no doubt that a balance of both types of personalities is ideal for any group environment.  Here’s the publisher’s description of Quiet:

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.

Today Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking comes out in paperback and we have 2 copies to give to two lovely readers! US and Canadian address only. No P.O. Boxes.

Susan Cain is on a book tour so check to see if she’s coming near you.

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter form below.

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About Thien-Kim

Thien-Kim is Editor of From Left to Write. She sneaks in her reading time late at night after her family is sound asleep. She also writes at I'm Not the Nanny.

Comments

  1. I just announced a Read-Along for Quiet: http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2013/01/29/quiet-by-susan-cain-a-read-along/

    From Left to Write Book Club members are welcome to join whether they read this book last year or are just getting to it now.

  2. rebecca says:

    Perfect for my daughter!

  3. Christine says:

    I’m a quiet person and would love to read this book. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  4. Katie says:

    I have heard wonderful things about this book, and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for offering this article — and the giveaway!

  5. Emily says:

    I’m an introvert & feel like the world sucks the energy right out of me. I’d love to read this book!

  6. Jennifer says:

    I’ve heard such wonderful things about this book, I’d loooove to read it!

  7. I am SO interested in this book!

  8. I read this book last year and utterly enjoyed it. Whoever I loaned my copy to must have also enjoyed it, because I’ve never gotten it back! I’d love to win another copy to read and loan out again (but this time, a little more carefully…)

  9. Angela says:

    This sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway! (:

  10. This book has been residing on my wishlist way too long. I saw her Tedtalk and felt so understood.

  11. rhonda says:

    I cherish quiet time

  12. I would LOVE to win this! I’m going to her signing in two weeks :)

  13. tea says:

    absolutely love to own a copy

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