Browsing: Book Tour

An Ode To My Readers

As many of you know, I’m on a whirlwind book tour for the QUIET paperback. So far I’ve visited NYC, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Kansas City, and Denver. Having now spent many evenings in succession with you, my readers, I would like to tell you about the way you transform a public space, about your […]


QUIET: Susan Cain, Live at Politics & Prose – (My Unedited Q&A w/Angie Kim)

As you may know, I’m out on The QUIET Book Tour right now. So far I’ve been in NYC, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Kansas City, Portland, and one other stop that — for purely personal reasons — stands as my favorite appearance of all: My Politics & Prose Bookstore sponsored Q&A at the gorgeous 6th and […]


Three Inspiring Introverts from 2012 — and a QUIET Giveaway!

Introverts have been changing the world for a long time, from Van Gogh to Charles Darwin to Steve Wozniak. But revolutionary introverts don’t belong only to history. Quiet people innovate, inspire and educate us every day. Here are three inspiring introverts who made the news in 2012. Do you have others to add to the […]


Thanks for Making QUIET One of the Best Books of 2012

Dear Readers, I have so much to be thankful for this season — because of you. QUIET is showing up on many lists highlighting  the best books of the year, and I could not be more grateful. Here’s a look at the good news we’ve just received: • QUIET ranks in the top three of Amazon’s […]


Please Vote for QUIET in the Goodreads Choice Awards!

QUIET has received a number of honors in its first year, but this one means the world to me — it’s a semifinalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Nonfiction! This award is unique because readers (you!) choose the winners. Goodreads nominates 15 books from every genre based on the number of ratings and average […]


New York Times Review of QUIET: My Reaction

Ever since I started blogging about introversion a year ago, I’ve received literally thousands of notes from police officers and pastors, from schoolteachers and artists and stay-at-home moms. Here’s one reader’s story that captures the kinds of responses I’ve been getting: “I pursued a promotion at work and was told ‘You’re smart, you have great […]


The Introvert Brand

Devoted as I am to the QUIET Revolution, I must admit that sometimes it is really weird to be constantly seen through the lens of introversion. Wherever I go now, that is the first thing people think about me: Here comes the introvert! Adam McHugh, author of Introverts in the Church, went through a similar […]


What to Read This Weekend (The Great Ward Sutton, and the Latest from the Quiet Media Blitz)

Hi everyone, Writing this from the plane — I’m finally returning to my family after a few days on the West Coast. If you were in the San Francisco airport early this morning, I was the one hauling gigantic, bleeping, honking toy garbage trucks through the terminal. The batteries from this trip’s batch of presents […]


Five Thoughts On Happiness — and Some Very Happy News

A few weeks ago, my friend Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project asked me five questions about happiness. Thought you might like to see my answers. But first, I have some very happy news to share with you. I just found out that QUIET will debut at #4 on the New York Times Bestseller List!!! Thank you, dear readers, […]


The QUIET Media Blitz Continues…

The QUIET media blitz continues. Here are some of my latest appearances (and a couple of book reviews): NPR/All Things Considered – Quiet, Please: Unleashing ‘The Power of Introverts’: Audio and a transcript of highlights from my NPR interview. TechCrunch TV – Keen on… Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts My interview with TechCruch’s Andrew Keen. This […]


Rise of the Introverts: Courtesy of CBS News

Oh, the irony of being an introvert on book tour! Yesterday I gave TWENTY-ONE interviews, starting at 6:45 a.m. and concluding at 10 p.m. Today wasn’t much different. This is not an ideal scenario for someone who dislikes the spotlight. But for now, I’m in a state of awe and delight. The QUIET Revolution appears to […]


The Diane Rehm Show (NPR) Takes On Shyness and Social Anxiety…

…and I was one of the panelists. It was a wonderful experience. Diane Rehm is a kind of national icon, and it was an honor to be in the same room with her, speaking into gigantic microphones on a subject I care about deeply. My only frustration was that we were barely able to scratch […]

Quiet: The Book

- Wall Street Journal

Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

QUIET has been voted the best nonfiction book of 2012


1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.

3. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

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