NNO Book Club: Quiet

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As true nerds, every now and again we tackle a non-fiction work for book club. This month’s selection has been oft requested - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.

Book summary from Goodreads:
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.

This month's restaurant selection:
Time for some brunch – or lunch if you’d prefer. Ciccio Cali has a wide range of offerings available.

Not sure about book club or never been to one before?
Read the book (or some of the book). Come to the Meetup. Eat yummy food and chat with folks about what you thought about the book. REPEAT!

Didn’t finish/hated this book?
Come to the Meetup anyway! We have some of the best conversations ranting about what we didn’t like about the book.