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

Extroverts may win “most popular,” but author Susan Cain says their quieter counterparts deserve a second look. The talents of introverts may be less pronounced, but can be just as valuable at home, work and across society.

Cain explains her perspective in the bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Case Western Reserve University’s 2013 Common Reading selection for first-year undergraduates.

Members of the class of 2017 will receive the book this summer, and students will get to hear from Cain herself as she delivers the Elaine G. Hadden Distinguished Visiting Author Lecture during the university’s official opening ceremonies at Fall Convocation, Aug. 28.

Each year, CWRU’s Common Reading book serves as a basis for programs and discussions for first-year students—beginning at orientation and continuing through the fall semester.

In the fall, first-year students are invited to submit a short essay based on the Common Reading book. Last year, winners received a $150 gift card to Barnes & Noble and the chance to meet the author.

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