WHY AM I READING THIS? I'm not young any more. Time is short. I read a wide variety of material, both fiction and non-fiction, but from now on ....(.a promise to myself).....nothing mediocre. A book must inform me, intrigue me, uplift me, delight or excite me, or I will drop it.
QUIET - The Power of Introverts in a World that Cannot Stop Talking - by Susan Cain
i cannot rate this book too highly. it has changed my perception of myself and others, especially my own family. there is something in it for everyone, and Cain's style is informal enough to sidestep the psycho-babble without in any way diminishing the excellent research on which the book is based.
A friend mentioned the book, and the moment i heard the title - Quiet - i knew I had to read it. People keep telling me to wear ear plugs - but my ears are the least of it! the bombardment of my brain circuitry by noise, clamour and hyperactivity is the problem. This book taught me that I am not shy, or abnormal, or anti-social; I am an introvert who enjoys having her brain-space to herself in a quiet environment.
No matter where one is on the introvert/extrovert scaleeveryone can benefit from this delightfully accessible book about a very serious topic.
Review by my book-friend Anne, but I endorse her views.