Join us on Friday, Nov. 2 at at 7 p.m. at the home of Lane Owsley and Alaine Davis for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club. We will be discussing “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain.
How many introverts do you know? The real answer will probably surprise you. In our culture, which emphasizes group work from elementary school through the business world, everything seems geared toward extroverts. Luckily, introverts everywhere have a new spokesperson: Susan Cain, a self-proclaimed introvert who’s taken it upon herself to better understand the place of introverts in culture and society.
With “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” Cain explores introversion through psychological research old and new, personal experiences, and even brain chemistry, in an engaging and highly-readable fashion. By delving into introversion, Cain also seeks to find ways for introverts and extroverts to better understand one another–and for introverts to understand their own contradictions, such as the ability to act like extroverts in certain situations. Highly accessible and uplifting for any introvert–and any extrovert who knows an introvert (and over one-third of us are introverts)–“Quiet” has the potential to revolutionize the “extrovert ideal.”
-Malissa Kent, Review for Amazon’s “Best Book of the Month”
Four times a year, the WUUC Book Discussion Group gathers to read and talk about a nonfiction book. You only attend the meetings about books that interest you, so we end up with a different group of participants every time. We meet to connect, share a meal, and talk about a book in depth. Anyone is welcome to suggest a book and/or lead a discussion. Contact Alaine, email@example.com, to RSVP, suggest a book, or offer to host a future discussion.