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Join the Peebles Library Bibliophiles Book Club for their final meeting of 2017. On Monday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m., we’ll discuss Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. We will also vote on selecting our 2018 reading list titles. If you have a suggestion for what we should read in 2018, please join us, or email Nick Slone in advance. Stop by the library desk to borrow a copy of Quiet, and read along with us.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts–Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak–that we owe many of the great contributions to society.
In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts–from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.