Friday, June 17, 2016

Susan Cain, New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of Quiet Revolution, joins me Monday July 11th!

From the New York Times bestselling author of Quiet,

In 2012, Susan Cain published the nonfiction manifesto, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, which became a bestselling worldwide phenomenon translated into forty languages. It inspired Quiet Revolution, a mission-based company that Cain now heads whose goal it is to unlock the power of introverts by empowering them with resources and tools to succeed. But while the book focused mainly on introverts in the workplace, Cain received overwhelming feedback that a version for and about young people was also needed.

This spring, QUIET POWER: The Secret Strengths of Introverts (Dial; On sale May 3, 2016; $17.99; Ages 10+) will highlight introverts’ challenges and successes navigating school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. The book spotlights kids who have tackled the challenges of being introverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. Susan Cain will share her own story, as well as tips at the end of each chapter. The book concludes with a guide for parents and teachers on how to encourage young introverts to succeed in environments that traditionally reward extroverted behavior.

In an interview with NPR’s Education team about the new edition, Cain emphasized, "Introverts often are really amazing, talented, gifted, loving children, and they feel like there's something wrong with them. Our mission is to make it so that the next generation of kids does not grow up feeling that way." This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.
QUIET POWER’s illustrations are done by Grant Snider, who was among many viewers of Susan Cain’s TED talk on the subject of introversion, which now has over 13 million views. Snider, who identifies as an introvert, says “My preteen and early teen years were a challenging time (as they are for most), and navigating social interactions could be particularly perilous. Luckily, I also discovered reading, writing and drawing: quiet pursuits that I continue to this day. I hope this book can be the guide for young people that I never had, allowing them to value their introversion.”

SUSAN CAIN prefers listening to talking, and cozy chats to group settings. She dreams big and has audacious goals, and she sees no contradiction between this and her quiet nature. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Cain is the cofounder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the New York Times bestseller Quiet, which has been translated into forty languages and spent more than four years on the bestseller list. She has received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, and was named one of the world’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. magazine. Cain lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons. Read more about her, and join the Quiet Revolution community, at

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