Monday, March 26, 2012

Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, is a new book that focuses on a particular mood/ personality trait. This book reminds me of the work that a psychology student may submit in a college course.  This simple to understand dissertation is a hybrid between a trade book and a psychology textbook.  This book is not considered casual. light reading, yet its simple, easy to understand  writing style and the personal anecdotes, makes this subject easy to understand by laymen. 

It is great to see the author, Susuan Cain, give a positive voice to an under represented sector of society that is frequently judged and mnisunderstood.  Quiet people, in general are considered to be substandard in today's extroverted and materialistic society.  In fact the author dispells common, long standing, damadging myths held by society concerning individuals with a quiet nature. With a combination of scholarly, yet easy to understand language, the author communicates to the reader that there is much more to the quiet personality than society believes.  This thought provocing book is certain to make the reader perhaps question his own biases or attitudes.

As a blogger for Walternomah publishers I recieved this book published by the Crown publishing group. I believe this is a good book for anyone to check out and read if it is available in the library.  Yet, those who actually wish to invest the money or purchase this book most likely will be psychology students or anyone who practices in psychiatry.  The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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