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July Book Club

  • Jul 17, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Claudia's House

I am really looking forward to discussing this book.  I'll be reading it for the 2nd time.

The synopsis follows:

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

Susan Cain

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts 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 the indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Susan Cain charts the rise of "the extrovert ideal" over the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects - how it helps to determine everything from how parishioners worship to who excels at Harvard Business School. And she draws on cutting-edge research on the biology and psychology of temperament to reveal how introverts can modulate their personalities according to circumstance, how to empower an introverted child, and how companies can harness the natural talents of introverts. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

See you then,




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  • Samantha

    Oh Claudia, I completely messed up this month. For whatever reason, I was thinking our group was scheduled to meet tomorrow. I have kids tonight and an obligation to get home. I will need to cancel my RSVP for tonight. My apologies. Say hi to everyone for me. I wish I could be there to hear everyone's thoughts on Quiet. I am only half way through the book but am really enjoying the insight shared. It has caused me to stop and think about specific people and experiences in my life. Very good choice for the book club!

    I am interested in putting forth a few suggestions for the next few months when the time is right. Please let me know how you plan to pick future books and what input you would like from the group. Have a wonderful evening!!


    July 17, 2013

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