Paperback Books by Susan Cain

Susan Cain is the author of Bittersweet (2022), Quiet Power (2016), The Quiet Journal (2020), Horse Sense for Leaders (2015), Dark Illumination (2010) and other 2 books.

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Bittersweet

release date: Apr 05, 2022
Bittersweet
In her new masterpiece, the author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet reveals the power of a bittersweet outlook on life, and why we've been so blind to its value. "Bittersweet grabs you by the heart and doesn't let go."--BRENÉ BROWN, author of Atlas of the Heart "Susan Cain has described and validated my existence once again!"--GLENNON DOYLE, author of Untamed "A sparkling ode to the beauty of the human condition."--ADAM GRANT, author of Think Again ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022--Oprah Daily, BookPage Bittersweetness is a tendency to states of longing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute awareness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death --bitter and sweet--are forever paired. If you've ever wondered why you like sad music . . . If you find comfort or inspiration in a rainy day . . . If you react intensely to music, art, nature, and beauty . . . Then you probably identify with the bittersweet state of mind. With Quiet, Susan Cain urged our society to cultivate space for the undervalued, indispensable introverts among us, thereby revealing an untapped power hidden in plain sight. Now she employs the same mix of research, storytelling, and memoir to explore why we experience sorrow and longing, and how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart of life is the true path to creativity, connection, and transcendence. Cain shows how a bittersweet state of mind is the quiet force that helps us transcend our personal and collective pain. If we don't acknowledge our own heartache, she says, we can end up inflicting it on others via abuse, domination, or neglect. But if we realize that all humans know--or will know--loss and suffering, we can turn toward one another. At a time of profound discord and personal anxiety, Bittersweet brings us together in deep and unexpected ways.

Quiet Power

release date: May 03, 2016
Quiet Power
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.

The Quiet Journal

release date: Mar 17, 2020
The Quiet Journal
The Sunday Times bestselling phenomenon Quiet has forever changed how we see introverts and how introverts see themselves. This companion journal will help you to harness your secret strengths, improve communication at home and at work, and nurture your best self. This guided journal takes you on the Quiet journey to becoming a stronger, more confident person. In part one, you'll learn more about your own temperament through a self-assessment quiz, which will teach you to make progress towards self-awareness, and realize your own authentic qualities and worth. Part two will then empower you to put that knowledge to practice with prompts for taking action in every aspect of life. This is the perfect practical resource for introverts or the people who want to better understand and support them.

Horse Sense for Leaders

release date: Jun 06, 2015
Horse Sense for Leaders
"Prepare to learn about leadership from the experts...Horses!" Leaders today are faced with unprecedented challenges. Leaders have to build relationships that allow for easy transfer of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Horse Sense for Leaders: Building Trust-Based Relationships provides an engaging case study of inter-species trust between horses and humans. The book features the work of Horse Whisperer Monty Roberts, author of the New York Times bestseller The Man Who Listens To Horses. The book blends Robert's work as a world leader of non-violent horse training with current research on the value of being a trust-based leader. This unique blend of research, anecdotal stories, and engaging models allows for an interesting and provocative read on how leaders can engage followers in more effective relationships at work.

Dark Illumination

release date: Apr 05, 2010
Dark Illumination
Dark Illumination is a collection of poetry that revolves around the simple truth that to enjoy the light we must first submit ourselves to the darkness. It is our journey that makes us who we are as individuals, as people, and as a society.

Quiet : the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Quiet : the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled quiet, it is to introverts we owe many of the great contributions to society--from Van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with the indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Susan Cain charts the rise of the extrovert ideal over the twentieth century and explores its far-reaching effects--how it helps to determine everything from how parishioners worship to who excels at Harvard Business School. And she draws on cutting-edge research on the biology and psychology of temperament to reveal how introverts can modulate their personalities according to circumstance, how to empower an introverted child, and how companies can harness the natural talents of introverts. This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. The north and south of temperament Pt. 1: The extrovert ideal. The rise of the mighty likeable fellow : how extroversion became the cultural ideal The myth of charismatic leadership: the culture of personality, a hundred years later When collaboration kills creativity: the rise of the new Groupthink and the power of working alone Pt. 2: Your biology, your self? Is temperament destiny?: nature, nurture, and the Orchid Hypothesis Beyond temperament: the role of free will (and the secret of public speaking for introverts) Franklin was a politician, but Eleanor spoke out of conscience : why cool is overrated Why did Wall Street cash and Warren Buffett prosper?: how introverts and extroverts think (and process dopamine) differently Pt. 3: Do all cultures have an extrovert ideal? Soft power: Asian-Americans and the extrovert ideal Pt. 7: How to love, how to work. When should you act more extroverted than you really are? The communication gap: how to talk to members of the opposite type On cobblers and generals: how to cultivate quiet kids in a world that can't hear them Wonderland A note on the words Introvert and Extrovert.

Life Lessons from the Man Who Listens to Horses

release date: Mar 19, 2013
Life Lessons from the Man Who Listens to Horses
Life Lessons from The Man Who Listens To Horses is a fascinating journey through the life of New York Times bestselling author Monty Roberts. It is a companion field guide to the book, The Man Who Listen to Horses, The Story of a Real-Life Horse Whisperer. Monty Roberts has written a forward that will draw readers into his life's work, and send them on a journey to reflect on their own life lessons. Several noted authors have contributed to the eBook, including Daniel Pink (Drive), Tom Rath (How Full is Your Bucket?), and Susan Scott (Fierce Conversations).This book retraces the path that Roberts took from the rodeo circuit to training thoroughbred racehorses for Queen Elizabeth IIof England. It offers keen insights about the value of rebounding from setbacks, why your personal vision matters, and how to persist beyond life's challenges. Co-authors Susan Cain and Debbie Roberts-Loucks present six learning tools to apply learning concepts to real life. The book will help you find their best way forward, in an interesting field guide format. Many readers buy both books, The Man Who Listens to Horses and Life Lesson from The Man Who Listens to Horses, together. You will walk away from the book amazed at Monty's life lessons, and energized to develop the next chapter in your life.
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