Having discovered I belong to a large group of people (introverts) that don’t necessarily “fit” into what the Western culture thinks of as ideal, I decided to read this book. It seems to have become the introvert manifesto and a whole Quiet Revolution has sprung up around it. (See the website of the same name.) I really did enjoy reading this book and feel like I better understand my own strengths and weaknesses and how to use both to my advantage in all aspects of my life. I also appreciated that there are special sections on public speaking for the introvert, how to raise an introverted child and how to balance an educational approach for introverts, which I think are areas that desperately need to be addressed to make an introvert thrive in today’s culture. I also learned of several historical introverts that were fantastic leaders including: Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt and Gandhi. I will be adding reading something about them to my to-read list. Between this book and joining several introvert groups on social media, the greatest take away I’ve gotten is this: I am not alone. And that feels great!