Has anyone read Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking?
I haven't. After reading a review of the book page of the local paper recently, I decided it was of little interest to me.
I'm an introvert. I'm also short. Each quality has occasionally been a drawback (sometimes I have to ask my husband to hand me something from a high shelf-- if he isn't there, however, I have a step stool). On the other hand, there are times and places when when being tall (or being extroverted) could be a problem.
I skimmed the review with little interest. I'm an introvert, and I like extroverts because they pull me into conversations and activities that would otherwise pass me by; I'm not unhappy with my introversion, although I have to be careful to avoid becoming a recluse.
Today my interest in the book was revived because I read two reviews of the book in The Guardian, one by an introvert and one by an extrovert.
What I found most interesting and reassuring in reading the reviews is that both Sara Maitland, the introvert, and Miranda Sawyer, the extrovert, are offended by the book's premise. Neither were pleased by the dichotomy set up in Cain's book.
When I checked Amazon, I discovered that reviews were overwhelmingly positive--which certainly came as a surprise to me.
I'm curious...have any of you read the book? If so, what did you think?
I may have to read it after all.