Quiet

Quiet Susan Cain

Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking is a non-fiction book by Susan Cain. She mainly talks about how the value of introvert is not understood and they are still undervalued, especially in western countries.  Susan quotes research in biology, psychology, neuroscience and evolution to prove her point that introversion is a normal thing. Adding that many of the creative, accomplished and distinguished people in the history were introverts.

Genre: Self-help

5 Reasons Why ‘Quiet’ Is Your Next Book

  1. If you are an introvert or if you know an introvert like your wife, your kid or anyone else, this is a good book to understand them more without judging them.
  2. Being quiet doesn’t translate to being less confident or being insecure. It also doesn’t mean that an introvert lives in his/her head, and you should ask him to come out of his shell. What exactly then being an introvert imply? This book will definitely help in expanding your mind by its extensively researched and insightful content.
  3. This book is also dealing with the topics of introvert-extrovert relationship and how to deal with conflicts if they arise. Also, how to raise an introvert kid irrespective whether you are an introvert or extrovert parent.
  4. Are introversion and extroversion merely a part of your personality that you can change with time? How to flourish as an introvert in an extrovert world? Many such questions will be answered by former Wall Street lawyer, Susan Cain.
  5. You will also learn a lot of about pseudo-extroverts- a part free trait theory. Additionally, you will know whether it’s deceiving yourself when you are acting as an extrovert or not, or whether it’s morally acceptable.

This book is really full of information about quiet people that most of the people are not aware of. It’s a highly recommended for everyone irrespective of their introvert or extrovert nature.

Favourite Quote From ‘Quiet’

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.”

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A Brief History Of Time

 

a brief history of time

A Brief History Of Time is an extremely popular science book on Cosmology by British physicist Stephen Hawking, published in the year 1988. He has written his book specifically for the readers who don’t have much knowledge of the scientific theories.

Genre: Science

5 Reasons Why ‘A Brief History Of Time’ Is Your Next Book

  1. Stephen Hawking is equally good as a writer as he is as a scientist. He never forgets to add light humour here and there in his books to make his books even more enjoyable for his readers.
  2. This book will help you in understanding various prevalent scientific concepts like quantum mechanics, string theory and various others in a simpler and easier to understand language.
  3. As a scientist, Stephen Hawking tries to handle the most talked-about subject – Is this universe a creation of God?
  4. Not just God, this wonderful writer even talks about wormholes and time travellers. He also tries to answer whether time travel in the past is possible or not.
  5. Another curiosity-arousing topic that he discusses in his book is space-time, various dimensions, travelling to other dimensions, the existence of free will.

In short, this book will make you more informed about the universe and will try to answer many mind-boggling questions in an uncomplicated way.

Favourite Quote From ‘A Brief History Of Time’

“If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?”

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

the man who mistook his wife for a hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat is a medical history book by neurologist Oliver Sacks. Written in the year 1985, it describes the case histories of some of his patients.

Genre: Medical History

6 Reasons Why ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’ Is Your Next Book

  1. A book on neurology can never be interesting like this one. It was my first book from that area and has completely bowled me over by the writing.

  2. This book is a sea of knowledge about humans, human perceptions, their individuality and various other things.

  3. Oliver Sacks is one of those brilliant and gifted writers. His writing style will definitely leave a huge impact on you.

  4. Robin Williams and Robert De Niro starring movie ‘Awakenings’ is based on his book. You can get an idea about his innate geniusness from this – a neurologist who is an equally great writer.

  5. All his chapters take you in a strange world, makes you wonder about humans and their lives. Oliver Sacks has done an amazing job by writing a case and then connecting it with deep philosophical thoughts.

  6. The author of this book always said that the most interesting thing in the entire universe is a human brain and his book has helped in proving the same.

Favourite Quote From ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat’

“If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.”

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