Quiet by Susan Cain audiobook

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

By Susan Cain
Read by Kathe Mazur

Random House Audio 9780307352149
10.66 Hours 1
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Experience the book that started the Quiet Movement and revolutionized how the world sees introverts—and how introverts see themselves—by offering validation, inclusion, and inspiration “Superbly researched, deeply insightful, and a fascinating read, Quiet is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PeopleO: The Oprah MagazineChristian Science MonitorInc.Library JournalKirkus Reviews 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, impeccably 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Science & Technology

A USA Today bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

An NPR bestseller

A People Magazine Best Book of 2012

Selected for the February 2012 Indie Next List

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2012

A Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year for Nonfiction in 2012

Winner of the 2012 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Award

An iTunes Top Seller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A Library Journal Best Book of 2012

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books, Best Nonfiction 2012

An Amazon Best Books of the Year in 2012

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Experience the book that started the Quiet Movement and revolutionized how the world sees introverts—and how introverts see themselves—by offering validation, inclusion, and inspiration “Superbly researched, deeply insightful, and a fascinating read, Quiet is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PeopleO: The Oprah MagazineChristian Science MonitorInc.Library JournalKirkus Reviews 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, impeccably 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Cain offers a wealth of useful advice for teachers and parents of introverts…Quiet should interest anyone who cares about how people think, work, and get along, or wonders why the guy in the next cubicle acts that way. It should be required reading for introverts (or their parents) who could use a boost to their self-esteem.” Fortune
“Cain gives excellent portraits of a number of introverts and shatters misconceptions.  Cain consistently holds the reader’s interest by presenting individual profiles, looking at places dominated by extroverts (Harvard Business School) and introverts (a West Coast retreat center), and reporting on the latest studies. Her diligence, research, and passion for this important topic has richly paid off.” Publishers Weekly
“An important book that should embolden anyone who's ever been told, ‘Speak up!’” People
“This book is a pleasure to read and will make introverts and extroverts alike think twice about the best ways to be themselves and interact with differing personality types.” Library Journal
“An intelligent and often surprising look at what makes us who we are.” Booklist
“A superbly researched, deeply insightful, and fascinating book that will change forever the way society views introverts.” Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Cain

Author Bio: Susan Cain

Susan Cain is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School who worked as a corporate lawyer before deciding to write Quiet and then devote herself to the cause of empowering introverts. Her book has been a New York Times Bestseller for well over three years and has won numerous awards. Susan lives with her family on the banks of the Hudson River in New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English