Susan Cain

Monday, February 13, 7:30 PM
Susan Cain discusses her new book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking with George Prochnik, author of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise

Author and leading authority on introversion and shyness Susan Cain discusses her new book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking with George Prochnik, author of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts.They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

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Monday, February 13, 2012 - 7:30pm
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686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - January 24th, 2012
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