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The blurb made this out to be better than it was, and I pretty much lost interest once he got on board the ship. Looks like a YA book but I think it's for adults. Either way; meh.
 
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kwskultety | 1 other review | Jul 4, 2023 |
Quiet Power is a book that I decided to buy after I saw Susan Cain's TED talk on YouTube two years ago.
This book has been on my shelf for a while now and I had picked it up once before this but couldn't bring myself to read more than two pages. I was thinking "What's the point? It's for teens." Nevertheless, I got myself to read it a year later and boy! Am I glad that I read it!
The books talks about being an introvert in a world where being a social butterfly is considered normal, where if you don't speak up, you're left behind. Most importantly, it tells us to embrace the introversion that we have and how to channel it in a way that will make us superheroes.
Susan Cain and her co authors have done a great job in writing a book which is basically an introvert Bible. It discusses various topics like being active in classrooms, to being leaders, to making friends, to using social media to your advantage and battling FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and even recharging your batteries when you run out of your energy by carefully cruising through an ocean of small talk.
I wish I had this book when I was a teenager. I remember freaking out in front of a crowd as a child and avoiding conversations with people and thinking that it's a lack of confidence than thinking that maybe I am an introvert. I couldn't bring myself to ask questions or speak up in class. I don't know if I regret it or not but I made myself speak up and be a conversationalist that I would like to think I am, today.
This is definitely worth a read. Even if it says teenagers, it helped me, a graduate student, a lot.
Also check out their project Quiet Revolution online to learn more!
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GouriReads | 7 other reviews | Mar 21, 2023 |
Highly recommend the audio version, read by LeVar Burton!
 
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preeti1sfr | 4 other reviews | Dec 5, 2022 |
Note: I received a digital review copy of this book through NetGalley; I received an ARC from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2017.
 
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