Back to Top

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

The book that started the Quiet Revolution

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.

Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Product Features

  • Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can t Stop Talking

Reblogged 1 year ago from


Anonymous says:

This Book Saved My Life. Not An Exaggeration. I believe this book saved my life. I’m not prone to melodrama, or to such excessively long reviews, but this is true, and so important to me, I have to say it. I’ve been working for years in an extremely busy law office. It’s been growing harder and harder throughout the years for me to handle this job. Two months ago my boss fired my coworker, and I’ve since had to take on two people’s work plus train multiple new people (as the first two didn’t stay), all with constant, all day long…

Anonymous says:

This book allowed me to finally accept myself. I’m not broken… just an introvert! I want to express gratitude to Ms. Cain for she has made it officially OK to be me. All my life, I’ve had this intangible feeling of being ‘wrong’ or ‘flawed’, or at the very least a minority in every walk of life. Only after my brother recommended this book to me do I finally feel worthy and acceptable (even, dare I say, valuable) for being an introspective person who thinks before speaking or taking action. I am not ‘weird’ or ‘shy’ or ‘anti-social’ as I have been labeled since…

Anonymous says:

Susan, please write a new book helping jabberwockies like me… Most of my friends see me as an extrovert (or, what the literature calls an extravert). I’m not. Instead, I’m a deeply introverted individual. True, I worked hard to become a learned extrovert (the happiest people on the planet, by the way). Ironically, I worked way too hard, especially from 2003 to 2008. Eventually, it became extremely hard for me to be quiet around others. No wonder most of my friends say there’s no way I could be a deeply introverted individual. In the opening chapters of…

Write a comment