Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Review: Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story by Debbie Tung
This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these early years of adulthood, Debbie slowly but finally discovers there is a name for her lifelong need to be alone: she’s an introvert.

The first half of the book traces Debbie’s final year in college: socializing with peers, dating, falling in love (with an extrovert!), moving in, getting married, meeting new people, and simply trying to fit in. The second half looks at her life after graduation: finding a job, learning to live with her new husband, trying to understand social obligations when it comes to the in-laws, and navigating office life. Ultimately, Quiet Girl sends a positive, pro-introvert message: our heroine learns to embrace her introversion and finds ways to thrive in the world while fulfilling her need for quiet.Goodreads

This book is a brilliant, insightful and relatable illustration of an introverts life. So much of this was a representation of my own university and young adult experience. I found myself nodding or laughing along and showing various illustrations to my husband, saying "Remind you of anyone?" or "Look, this one sums me up perfectly!". This is a great tool for teaching others what's going on in our minds behind our quiet or shy appearance.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free through NetGalley for an honest opinion. 

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