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The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking
by Susan Cain

"Cain ... is a self-described introvert who threw herself into the competitive, extrovert-friendly worlds of Harvard Law School and a Wall Street corporate law practice. In her book, she argues that contemplative introverts get a bum rap in our culture, which favors the outgoing, alpha-dog, risk-taking, group-oriented extrovert. 'Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style,' she writes, 'but we've turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform.'" -- Cleveland Plain Dealer