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.
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.
Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Gibson's Book Club reads Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
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.
This is our non-fiction selection for the year.... we always do one! Come ready to discuss and debate its conclusions. This event is free and open to the public, all are welcome, newcomers are encouraged!
Our book club is open to all. We've chosen an eclectic, ambitious list of books for the coming year: join us for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you.
All meetings unless otherwise noted are on the first Monday of the month, and begin at 7:00, to give you time to have dinner and relax a bit first. Parking is free in the Capitol Commons garage and on the street, after 5 p.m... (GibsonsB)… (more)
Susan Cain is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which is being translated into over thirty languages and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine. Cain’s book was the subject of a TIME magazine cover story, and her writing has appeared in the The New York Times; The Atlantic; The Wall Street Journal; O, The Oprah Magazine; Salon.com; Time.com; PsychologyToday.com, and many other publications. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, and West Point. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 4 million times, and was named by Bill Gates as one of his all-time favorite talks. She has appeared on national broadcast television and radio including CBS “This Morning,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” NPR’s “Diane Rehm,” and her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Wired, Fast Company, Real Simple, Fortune, Forbes, PEOPLE, Scientific American, USA Today, The Washington Post, CNN, Slate.com, and many other publications. She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons. You can visit her at www.thepowerofintroverts.com., and follow her on twitter (@susancain). (added from Random House)… (more)
Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community. Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.
With so many ways for people to be connected in today's world, it can be hard to imagine that some of us are not really all that interested in more interactions, social connections or endless opportunities to showcase our latest thoughts. In the book, Quiet, author Susan Cain explores the world of introverts and examines how introspection and expression are supported, rewarded and thwarted by personal habits, cultural norms and assumptions about success.
Location: Street: 1200 11th St City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Howe Library's monthly book discussion group reads Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Bring a bag lunch and a healthy appetite for discussion. Copies of the book are available for checkout by all Upper Valley residents regardless of whether they are library cardholders. (howe_library)
Reading fiction to escape reality is a great way to unwind, but exploring reality can sometimes be even more rewarding. Meet Cindy and Merrilee the third Wednesday of every month where we’ll read books about fascinating people, places, anythings. This month’s book is Quiet by Susan Cain.
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
SUSAN CAIN is a consultant to major corporations and law firms on negotiation strategies and personal presentation style. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons. Visit her website, ThePowerofIntroverts.com.