Giveaway: Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet by Susan Cain

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.

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Chat Live with QUIET Author Susan Cain TONIGHT 9PM Eastern

Susan Cain

Susan Cain

We’re so excited to have Susan Cain, author of  Quiet: The Power of Introverts join us for a live chat tonight at 9PM Eastern. While you wait for our live chat with Susan Cain, check out what our From Left to Write members had to say about Quiet.
To join the chat, you can log in to your Livestream account or enter a nickname by clicking on the pencil/pen icon in the chat box. Please play nice and use your manners during the chat!

Big thanks to Susan Cain for chatting with us! Click through to read the full transcript.

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Live Chat with QUIET’s Susan Cain on 1/26

There has been a lot of buzz about Susan Cain’s new book,  Quiet: The Power of Introverts. Now that you’ve read our book club members’ thoughts on Quiet, join us for a live chat with Susan Cain this Thursday, January 26 at 9PM Eastern.

The chat will take place right here on From Left to Write using Livestream. Our chat will be text only so it will be easy to follow. You can just log into Livestream using Twitter or Facebook.

Will you join us Thursday night? RSVP in the comments.

Do you have any questions for Susan? Leave them in the comments!

See you Thursday, January 26 at 9PM Eastern!

Book Club Day: Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain

 

Quiet by Susan Cain

According to author Susan Cain, being an introvert isn’t necessarily a bad trait. Her new book  Quiet: The Power of Introverts, available on January 24, debates how the qualities of an introvert can help them succeed in a world where being outgoing is most desired.

According to Susan Cain’s introvert vs. extrovert quiz, a majority of our book club members are introverts. Several From Left to Write members scored high on the extrovert scale.  Today our introverts, extroverts and ambiverts share their posts inspired by Quiet: The Power of Introverts:

Pre-order your copy of  Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain.  Quiet is published by Crown and will be released on January 24. In the meantime, learn more at Susan Cain’s website.

Want to hear more about from Susan Cain? Join us next Thursday, January 26 at 9PM Eastern for a live chat with the author!

Are You an Introvert or a Extrovert? (Quiz)

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Our book club members are having a very interesting discussion about introverts versus extroverts as we read Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts. Susan Cain’s viewpoint on introverts is different from the societal and cultural idea of introverts.

So you’re probably curious if you’re an introvert or an extrovert. Head over to our From Left to Write Facebook page for details on taking Susan Cain’s quiz and let us know in our poll how you were classified. Were you surprised at result?

Don’t forget to join us next week on Jan 19 as our book club members discuss  Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain. Pre-order your copy now so you can submit your questions for our live chat with Susan on Jan 26..

Oh, and we’d love it if you gave our Facebook page a “Like” while you’re there!

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January Book Club: Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet by Susan Cain

Happy New Year everyone! We’re excited to announce our first book selection for 2012:  Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain. Western cultural has put a premium on extroverts, but Susan Cain delves deeper into how introverts tick.

More about the book:

Did you know that thirty to fifty percent (depending on which study you consult) of Americans are introverts? That’s one out of every two or three people you know. If you’re not an introvert yourself, you probably work with or love one. But much like women in a man’s world, the quieter half of the population is routinely discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are.

Yet many of the achievements that have propelled society, from the theory of evolution to the invention of the PC, from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the Cat in the Hat, came from people who were quiet, cerebral, and sensitive. Even in less obviously introverted occupations, like finance, politics, and activism, some of the greatest leaps forward were made by introverts: Eleanor Roosevelt. Al Gore. Warren Buffett. Gandhi.

None of this is an accident. There are specific physiological and psychological advantages to being an introvert. In my book I’ll tell you what they are — and what we can all learn from the introverts among us, including how to be more creative, think more carefully, love more gently, and organize our schools and workplaces more productively. I’ll also challenge contemporary myths of human nature, including the belief that creativity is fundamentally collaborative, and our preference for charismatic leaders.

Pre-order your copy of  Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain and join us on January 19 as we discuss all things introverted.  Quiet is published by Crown and will be released on January 24.

In the meantime, learn more at Susan Cain’s website.