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“There’s zero correlation between the gift of gab and good ideas”: Susan Cain to Speak at Case Western Reserve

Quiet PBSusan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking has been selected as Case Western Reserve’s 2013 Common Reading book.  Cain will speak at Case Western’s opening ceremonies on Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m., and she will be presenting the Elaine G. Hadden Distinguished Visiting Author Lecture, which was created in 2012.

Edwin Mayes, director of Case Western’s First-Year Experience and a member of the Common Reading Committee, commented that “introverts should not try to pass as extroverts, but learn and value their strengths.”  Furthermore, Timothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and chair of the faculty-led Common Reading Committee, stated that “Quiet will be a great read for our students… Continue reading

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View Author Videos Now: the First-Year Experience® 2013 Conference

Random House hosted two author events at the recent First-Year Experience® 2013 Conference in Orlando, Florida from February 23-26.  Video from the event is now posted to the Common Reads YouTube channel.  For your convenience, individual author videos are below:

COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS
Sunday, February 24th, 6:30pm-7:30pm

FEATURING:

*CHARLES DUHIGGauthor of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

*BEN CASNOCHA, co-author of The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

NINTH ANNUAL RANDOM HOUSE AUTHOR LUNCHEON
Monday, February 25th, 11:45am-1:30pm

FEATURING:

*SUSAN CAIN, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

*DONOVAN CAMPBELL, author of The Leader’s Code:  Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done

*ERNEST CLINE, author of Ready Player One: A Novel

*KRISTEN IVERSEN, author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

*JERRY MCGILL, author of Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me

PRESENTED TITLES:

The Power of Habit HCThe Start-Up of YouQuiet PBThe Leader's Code HCReady Player One TPFull Body Burden HCDear Marcus TP

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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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RSVP for Random House Events at First-Year Experience® 2013

FYECocktailInviteFinalFYELuncheonInviteFinal The 2013 meeting of the First-Year Experience®—February 23rd-26th in Orlando, FL—is on the horizon.  If you are planning to attend we invite you to join us at our Cocktail & Conversations event on the evening of Sunday, February 24th, as well as the Ninth Annual Random House Author Luncheon on Monday, February 25th.  Please see below for more information.

Cocktails & Conversations
Sunday, February 24th
Click here for the official invitation: http://tiny.cc/8hmhow

Featuring:
*BEN CASNOCHA, co-author of The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
*CHARLES DUHIGG, author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Ninth Annual Random House Author Luncheon
Monday, February 25th
Click here for the official invitation: http://tinyurl.com/bwjs7o4

Featuring:
*SUSAN CAIN, Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
*DONOVAN CAMPBELL, author of The Leader’s Code:  Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done
*ERNEST CLINE, author of Ready Player One: A Novel
*KRISTEN IVERSEN, author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
*JERRY MCGILL, author of Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me

 Space is limited.  You may RSVP for either or both events at http://www.randomhouse.com/acmart/invite/

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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Susan Cain, author of Quiet, to speak at UCSB

Susan Cain, whose 2012 nonfiction bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, will speak at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall on Thursday, November 29 at 8 P.M.  Cain’s talk, titled “How to Harness the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead, and Innovate,” will touch on key points from Quiet.

For more information please visit http://www.independent.com/news/2012/nov/21/susan-cain-speak-ucsb-november-29/.

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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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