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Susan Cain - book author

“QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking,” was released in January, 2012, from Crown Publishers in the U.S., and from Viking/Penguin in the U.K. Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts was released in May, 2016 from Dial Books in the U.S., and from Penguin Life in the U.K.

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SUSAN CAIN is the co-founder of Quiet Revolution and the author of the bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over four years, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Cain is also the co-founder of the Quiet Schools Network and the Quiet Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 14 million times and was named by Bill Gates one of his all-time favorite talks. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Harvard, Yale, West Point and the US Naval Academy. She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.

Before I became a writer, I practiced corporate law for seven years, representing clients like JP Morgan and General Electric, and then worked as a negotiations consultant, training all kinds of people, from hedge fund managers to TV producers to college students negotiating their first salaries. My clients have included Merrill Lynch, Shearman & Sterling, One Hundred Women in Hedge Funds, and many more. I went to Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

From all this you might guess that I’m a hardcore, wonderfully self-confident, pound-the-table kind of person, when in fact I’m just the opposite. I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings. I like to think before I speak (softly). I’ve never given a speech without being terrified first, though I’ve given many. And somehow I know that everything I’ve ever accomplished, in love and in work, I owe to these traits, annoying though they may sometimes be. I’ve explored this paradox in my first book, QUIET.

I live on the banks of the Hudson River in an 1822 captain’s cottage with my beloved husband, sons, and magnolia trees. My favorite activities are reading, writing, lounging around cafés, and doing the mambo with my family. I use a lot of old-fashioned expressions. A few times a year, I try to like cooking. I’m insatiably curious about human nature.

Susan Cain is the author of books: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, The Power of Introverts: 9 Best-Loved Stories, Quiet Journal: Discover Your Secret Strengths and Unleash Your Inner Power, 50 Psychology Classics

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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.
The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens 

Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves.

The original book focused on the workplace, and Susan realized that a version for and about kids was also badly needed. This book is all about kids' world—school, extracurriculars, family life, and friendship. You’ll read about actual kids who have tackled the challenges of not being extroverted and who have made a mark in their own quiet way. You’ll hear Susan Cain’s own story, and you’ll be able to make use of the tips at the end of each chapter. There’s even a guide at the end of the book for parents and teachers.

This insightful, accessible, and empowering book, illustrated with amusing comic-style art, will be eye-opening to extroverts and introverts alike.
Harness your hidden talents, empower communication at home and at work, and nurture your best self with this guided journal based on the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Quiet.

Susan Cain's Quiet permanently changed how we see the psychology of introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves. Now here is the companion journal for the textbook introvert, the natural extroverts, and everyone in between, with a self-assessment quiz and powerful prompts that take you on the Quiet journey to becoming a stronger, more confident person.

In part one, you'll learn more about yourself and your own mindset and temperament, make progress towards self-awareness, and realize your own authentic qualities and worth. Then, in part two, you'll put that knowledge into practice with prompts for taking action to better empower yourself when communicating with family, friends, or colleagues.

With a lay-flat cover, smooth writing paper, and a ribbon marker, Quiet Journal is a beautiful and accessible tool for reflection and exploration.
With '50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS', Tom Butler-Bowdon introduces readers to the great works that explore the very essence of what makes us who we are. Spanning fifty books and hundreds of ideas, '50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS' examines some of the most intriguing questions regarding cognitive development and behavioral motivations, summarizing the myriad theories that psychologists have put forth to make sense of the human experience.

Butler-Bowdon covers everything from humanism to psychoanalysis to the fundamental principles where theorists disagree, like nature versus nurture and the existence of free will. In this single book, you will find Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, and the most significant contributors to modern psychological thought.

From the author of the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, 50 Success Classics, and 50 Spiritual Classics, '50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS' will enrich your understanding of the human condition.


1. Alfred Adler "Understanding Human Nature" (1927)
2. Gavin Becker "The Gift of Fear" (1997)
3. Eric Berne "Games People Play" (1964)
4. Edward de Bono "Lateral Thinking" (1970)
5. Robert Bolton "People Skills" (1979)
6. Nathaniel Branden "The Psychology of Self-Esteem" (1969)
7. Isabel Briggs Myers "Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type" (1980)
8. Louann Brizendine "The Female Brain" (2006)
9. David D. Burns "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy" (1980)
10. Robert Cialdini "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" (1984)
11. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi "Creativity" (1997)
12. Albert Ellis & Robert Harper (1961) "A Guide To Rational Living" (1961)
13. Milton Erickson "My Voice Will Go With You" (1982) by Sidney Rosen
14. Eric Erikson "Young Man Luther" (1958)
15. Hans Eysenck "Dimensions of Personality" (1947)
16. Susan Forward "Emotional Blackmail" (1997)
17. Viktor Frankl "The Will to Meaning" (1969)
18. Anna Freud "The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense" (1936)
19. Sigmund Freud "The Interpretation of Dreams" (1901)
20. Howard Gardner "Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences" (1983)
21. Daniel Gilbert "Stumbling on Happiness" (2006)
22. Malcolm Gladwell "Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" (2005)
23. Daniel Goleman "Emotional Intelligence at Work" (1998)
24. John M. Gottman "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" (1999)
25. Harry Harlow "The Nature of Love" (1958)
26. Thomas A. Harris "I'm OK - You're OK" (1967)
27. Eric Hoffer "The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements" (1951)
28. Karen Horney "Our Inner Conflicts" (1945)
29. William James "Principles of Psychology" (1890)
30. Carl Jung "The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious" (1953)
31. Alfred Kinsey "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" (1953)
32. Melanie Klein "Envy and Gratitude" (1975)
33. R.D. Laing "The Divided Self" (1959)
34. Abraham Maslow "The Farther Reaches of Human Nature" (1970)
35. Stanley Milgram "Obedience To Authority" (1974)
36. Anne Moir & David Jessel "Brainsex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women" (1989)
37. Ivan Pavlov "Conditioned Reflexes" (1927)
38. Fritz Perls "Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality" (1951)
39. Jean Piaget "The Language and Thought of the Child" (1966)
40. Steven Pinker "The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature" (2002)
41. V.S. Ramachandran "Phantoms in the Brain" (1998)
42. Carl Rogers "On Becoming a Person" (1961)
43. Oliver Sacks "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" (1970)
44. Barry Schwartz "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less" (2004)
45. Martin Seligman "Authentic Happiness" (2002)
46. Gail Sheehy "Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life" (1974)
47. B.F. Skinner "Beyond Freedom & Dignity" (1953)
48. Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen "Difficult Conversations" (2000)
49. William Styron "Darkness Visible" (1990)
50. Robert E. Thayer "The Origin of Everyday Moods" (1996)

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