Quiet: The Power of Introversion in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain


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

Broadway; 1 edition (January 29, 2013)

368 pp.

Tons of fascinating information in here that made me think a lot about how our society treats introverts and how we can all better work together for more success. There were parts which felt a little like extrovert bashing fests, but Cain’s message is clearly that both introverts and extroverts have a lot to offer and if they can work together to balance one another the results can be stupendous. The parts on sensitivity were also really interesting to me. I read this partly for work purposes and it made me think about our early literacy initiative and the Every Child Ready to Read program that’s supported by several library organizations and how everything in that is geared towards interaction. I’m still mulling over whether the ECRR perhaps should be adapted for introverts. Hmm. The narration by Kathe Mazur was excellent although I had to remember occasionally that it wasn’t Susan Cain herself talking to me, explaining her theories and research.

– Jennifer Baker, Youth Services Librarian


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Famous Introverts — Actresses

Candice Bergen, actress, writer, photographer
Ingrid Bergman, actress
Ellen Burstyn, actress
Glenn Close, actress
Audrey Hepburn, actress
Helen Hunt, actress
Diane Keaton, actress
Grace Kelly, actress
Jessica Lange, actress
Laura Linney, actress
Gwyneth Paltrow, actress
Michelle Pfeiffer, actress
Julia Roberts, actress
Meg Ryan, actress
Meryl Streep, actress

Famous Introverts — Actors

Clint Eastwood, actor/director
Harrison Ford, actor
Tom Hanks, actor
Sir Alfred Hitchcock, film director
Jack Lemmon, late actor
Bill Macy, actor
Steve Martin, all around talented guy
Noah Wiley, actor

Other Famous Introverts

Johnny Carson, former Tonight Show host
Jane Clayson, host of CBS Morning Show
Matt Lauer, co-host on the Today Show
David Letterman, host of the David Letterman Show
Diane Sawyer, co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America
Barbara Walters, host of 20/20