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A Message for Empowering Introverts

Quiet PBSusan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which will be released in paperback on January 29, has a message to share with her readers on her own hurdles in not only finding acceptance in her introversion, but ultimately, great power. Check out the encouraging and insightful message Cain has for introverts and extroverts alike here:

I first thought about the powers and challenges of introversion some 26 years ago, when I began my freshman year at Princeton University.

From the minute I set foot on campus, I saw that college could be an extraordinary place for introverts and extroverts alike. A place where you were expected to spend your time reading and writing. A place where it was cool to talk about ideas. A place where there were so many people, each doing his or her own thing, that you could create your own brand of social life. If you were an introvert, you could find friends with common interests and enjoy their company one-on-one or in small groups; if you were an extrovert, the social possibilities were endless, just the way extroverts like them.

I was an introvert, and I thrived. Continue reading


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Academics are Buzzing About Susan Cain’s forthcoming book QUIET

We’ve been getting some great buzz about the forthcoming book, Quiet (Jan, 2012), from academics. A professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University had this to share regarding the application of Susan Cain’s book to the classroom:

“Thank you for sending me a copy of Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

We may be able to use the book here at Purdue University in our upper division undergraduate class on the psychology of personality. Perhaps we can have the students read it before they read the textbook.

Several aspects of Susan Cain’s book are remarkable. First, it is well informed by research. That being said, it uses the research literature but is not held captive by it. She offers a big picture analysis, Continue reading


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Free Advanced Reader’s Copy of Susan Cain’s Quiet

Common Reads is feeling very generous these days, and luckily you all are the ones who benefits! We’re very excited about author Susan Cain’s upcoming book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and we’re offering free advanced reader’s copies here!

The book isn’t officially on sale until January 2012, but the title has already created quite a lot of buzz. Cain’s incredibly insightful article, “Is Shyness an Evolutionary Tactic?” was featured as one of the most emailed articles in The New York Times Opinion Pages this past weekend.

Cain makes the point that the personality traits of introversion and shyness (two very different things, as she makes clear) are largely undervalued and negatively judged in today’s highly extrovert society.  Yet there are a surprising number of valuable assets that come with these “quieter” traits. Reading Quiet will hopefully bring us all much cause for reflection and leave us with a new outlook on embracing all personality types, quiet or loud.

Susan Cain, a self-proclaimed introvert, is a consultant to major corporations and law firms on negotiation strategies and personal presentation style. Not to shabby. Visit her website at: ThePowerofIntroverts.com.

To get your free advanced reader’s copy of Quiet, either leave a message for us here in the comment section or email us at rhacademic@randomhouse.com with your preferred shipping information.


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