Past Meetup

Discussion of "Quiet: The power of introverts..." by Susan Cain

This Meetup is past

8 people went

Sanger Branch Library

3030 West Central Ave. · Toledo, OH

How to find us

We are in meeting room A (which is the meeting room on the right hand side when you enter the library)

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Please note: Our monthly discussion will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month in October. We will go back to meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month in November.

Come join us for a discussion of the book "Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking" by Susan Cain.

Goodreads says: 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.