Quiet Power by Susan Cain audiobook

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts

By Susan Cain , with Gregory Mone and Erica Moroz
Read by Kathe Mazur

Penguin Random House, Listening Library (Audio) 9780803740600

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781101892435

  • ISBN: 9781101892435

Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Experience the book that started the quiet revolution
 
“A smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude.”—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • O: The Oprah Magazine • Christian Science Monitor • Inc. • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews
 
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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Susan Cain is the definer of a new and valuable paradigm. In this moving and original argument, she makes the case that we are losing immense reserves of talent and vision because of our culture's overvaluation of extroversion. A startling, important, and readable page-turner that will make quiet people see themselves in a whole new light. NAOMI WOLF, author of The Beauty Myth
Quiet legitimizes and even celebrates the ‘niche’ that represents half the people in the world. GUY KAWASAKI, author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
Susan Cain has done a superb job of sifting through decades of complex research on introversion, extroversion, and sensitivity--this book will be a boon for the many highly sensitive people who are also introverts. ELAINE ARON, author of The Highly Sensitive Person
As an introvert often called upon to behave like an extrovert, I found the information in this book revealing and helpful. Drawing on neuroscientific research and many case reports, Susan Cain explains the advantages and potentials of introversion and of being quiet in a noisy world. ANDREW WEIL, author of Healthy Aging and Spontaneous Happiness
Superb…A compelling reflection on how the Extrovert Ideal shapes our lives and why this is deeply unsettling. Based on meticulous research, it will open up a new and different conversation on how the personal is political and how we need to empower the legions of people who are disposed to be quiet, reflective, and sensitive. BRIAN R. LITTLE, PH.D., Distinguished Scholar, Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, Cambridge University  
"Quiet elevates the conversation about introverts in our outwardly-oriented society to new heights. I think that many introverts will discover that, even though they didn't know it, they have been waiting for this book all their lives. ADAM S. MCHUGH, author of Introverts in the Church
A smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude that makes you want to shout from the rooftops. Quiet is an engaging and insightful look into the hearts and minds of those who change the world instead of tweeting about it. DANIEL GILBERT, professor of psychology, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness
Memo to all you glad-handing, back-slapping, brainstorming masters of the universe out there: Stop networking and talking for a minute and read this book. In Quiet, Susan Cain does an eloquent and powerful job of extolling the virtues of the listeners and the thinkers--the reflective introverts of the world who appreciate that hard problems demand careful thought and who understand that it's a good idea to know what you want to say before you open your mouth. BARRY SCHWARTZ, author of Practical Wisdom and The Paradox of Choice
Gentle is powerful... Solitude is socially productive... These important counter-intuitive ideas are among the many reasons to take Quiet to a quiet corner and absorb its brilliant, thought-provoking message. ROSABETH MOSS KANTER, Harvard Business School professor, author of Confidence and SuperCorp 
"Quiet is a book of liberation from old ideas about the value of introverts. Cain’s intelligence, respect for research, and vibrant prose put Quiet in an elite class with the best books from Malcolm Gladwell, Daniel Pink, and other masters of psychological non-fiction. TERESA AMABILE, Professor, Harvard Business School, and coauthor, The Progress Principle
Superbly researched, deeply insightful, and a fascinating read, Quiet is an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to understand the gifts of the introverted half of the population. GRETCHEN RUBIN, author of The Happiness Project
An intriguing and potentially life-altering examination of the human psyche that is sure to benefit both introverts and extroverts alike. Kirkus, Starred Review
Rich, intelligent...enlightening. Wall Street Journal
Cain offers a wealth of useful advice for teachers and parents of introverts…Quiet should interest anyone who cares about how people think, work, and get along, or wonders why the guy in the next cubicle acts that way. It should be required reading for introverts (or their parents) who could use a boost to their self-esteem. Fortune.com
People Top 10 Book of 2012O, The Oprah Magazine 10 Favorite Books of 2012Christian Science Monitor Best Books of 20122012 Goodreads Choice Award, Best NonfictionFast Company #1 Business Book of 2012Inc Magazine Best Books for Entrepreneurs in 2012Library Journal Best Books of 2012Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012"An important book that should embolden anyone who's ever been told, 'Speak up!' People
Cain gives excellent portraits of a number of introverts and shatters misconceptions.  Cain consistently holds the reader’s interest by presenting individual profiles, looking at places dominated by extroverts (Harvard Business School) and introverts (a West Coast retreat center), and reporting on the latest studies. Her diligence, research, and passion for this important topic has richly paid off. Publishers Weekly
This book is a pleasure to read and will make introverts and extroverts alike think twice about the best ways to be themselves and interact with differing personality types. Library Journal
Those who value a quiet, reflective life will feel a burden lifting from their shoulders as they read Susan Cain's eloquent and well documented paean to introversion--and will no longer feel guilty or inferior for having made the better choice! MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI, author of Flow and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management, Claremont Graduate University
In this well-written, unusually thoughtful book, Cain encourages solitude seekers to see themselves anew: not as wallflowers but as powerful forces to be reckoned with. Whole Living
An intelligent and often surprising look at what makes us who we are. Booklist
“Kathe Mazur’s placid narration is a perfect complement for this book—based on Cain’s bestseller, Quiet, and recast for children. The discussion explores the beauty of being introverted—how we relate to and can learn to treasure introverts and celebrate the power of quiet. In this detailed exploration, Mazur’s resonant voice persuasively conveys coping skills for introverts, who often struggle to be respected in American society, which views extroverted personalities as the ideal. As the authors discuss the marvelous qualities and advantages of being an introvert, Mazur exudes a reassuring warmth. She gently campaigns for the shy and introverted who are part of the ‘quiet revolution,’ which, as revealed in numerous examples, is just as important and powerful as the outspoken, attention-drawing actions of extroverts.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Cain

Author Bio: Susan Cain

Susan Cain is a graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School who worked as a corporate lawyer before deciding to write Quiet and then devote herself to the cause of empowering introverts. Her book has been a New York Times Bestseller for well over three years and has won numerous awards. Susan lives with her family on the banks of the Hudson River in New York.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Gregory Mone

Author Bio: Gregory Mone

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Erica Moroz

Author Bio: Erica Moroz

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English