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BOOK REVIEW — Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking December 14, 2018

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

People have been telling me to read “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain for a while now. It isn’t that a didn’t want to, I just hadn’t gotten around to it because my to-read pile is higher than a college student on Spring Break in Colorado. (Ha ha.) I finally did, and I’m sad that the people who told me to read it didn’t pin me against a wall and get more aggressive. I love this book. I love this book so much that I talk about it in the reverent, evangelical way the way most people talk about religion.

I talk about it a lot. My family is sick of it. But truly, it explains EVERYTHING. Everything about me and the way I interact with the world. Everything about why my daughter cried for the first two years of her life. Everything about modern day politics. Everything about the housing bubble and its inevitable pop. Everything about why I am an accomplishment fiend if left alone but can’t seem to complete the simplest task if I am being watched. And why I have no problem presiding over a whole courtroom and deciding the fate of dozens of people a day, but can’t figure out what to say in a social setting. Everything about, well, everything.

Introverts need to read it to understand themselves and how they fit into the world better. Extraverts need to read it to understand what they are missing by only listening to people who jockey to be heard. People who don’t know where they fall or fit in need to read it to understand how the world works.

Honestly, they need to teach this book in schools.

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BOOK REVIEW — Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

4 Comments

  1. Kate Mahar

    With a recommendation like that, how can I NOT buy it?! So I did. People are often surprised when I say I think I’m an introvert. In social situations I am usually able to talk and be outgoing enough. Give me one vodka tonic and you’ll wish (me, too, sometimes!) that my unfiltered commentary would give it a rest. But the only way I can do this is, I believe, by having lots and lots of silence at home alone with my dogs. Lots. I can go for days without speaking aloud and be perfectly content. It’s like I’m recharging my batteries so I can out and interact again. Anyway . . . I’m looking forward to reading this. Thanks, Lori. Season’s greetings and best wishes to you and yours in the year ahead, my friend.

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  2. Texan In Exile

    Introvert married to an extrovert. We took the train to Chicago together. I led us to the Quiet Car ON PURPOSE. My dear, sweet husband wanted to talk and talk and talk.

    I pointed to the sign and whispered, “We are in the QUIET CAR!”

    He said, “But I AM WHISPERING!”

    I had to threaten to call the conductor to get him to be quiet. 🙂

    I swear the fact that he is a talker and I am not is more critical than our political and religious differences.

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  3. SRP

    Oh my!! I relate to this post so very much!! Thank you for the recommendation I will be reading this ASAP.

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    • Lori Duff

      Let me know what you think after you’ve read it. I loved it.

      Reply

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BOOK REVIEW — Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

4 Comments

  1. Kate Mahar

    With a recommendation like that, how can I NOT buy it?! So I did. People are often surprised when I say I think I’m an introvert. In social situations I am usually able to talk and be outgoing enough. Give me one vodka tonic and you’ll wish (me, too, sometimes!) that my unfiltered commentary would give it a rest. But the only way I can do this is, I believe, by having lots and lots of silence at home alone with my dogs. Lots. I can go for days without speaking aloud and be perfectly content. It’s like I’m recharging my batteries so I can out and interact again. Anyway . . . I’m looking forward to reading this. Thanks, Lori. Season’s greetings and best wishes to you and yours in the year ahead, my friend.

    Reply

  2. Texan In Exile

    Introvert married to an extrovert. We took the train to Chicago together. I led us to the Quiet Car ON PURPOSE. My dear, sweet husband wanted to talk and talk and talk.

    I pointed to the sign and whispered, “We are in the QUIET CAR!”

    He said, “But I AM WHISPERING!”

    I had to threaten to call the conductor to get him to be quiet. 🙂

    I swear the fact that he is a talker and I am not is more critical than our political and religious differences.

    Reply

  3. SRP

    Oh my!! I relate to this post so very much!! Thank you for the recommendation I will be reading this ASAP.

    Reply

    • Lori Duff

      Let me know what you think after you’ve read it. I loved it.

      Reply

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Lori B. Duff is an award-winning author who practices law on the side.  Her latest book, "If You Did What I Told You..." is set to be released in the Spring of 2019. You can follow her on Twitter at @LoriBDuff and on Facebook. For more blogs written by Lori, click here. For more information about Lori in general, click here. If you want Lori to do your writing for you, click here.

BOOK REVIEW — Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking December 14, 2018

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