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Susan Cain

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Susan Cain shares the journey of self-discovery that led her to write a bestselling book about introverts.

Susan's Biography

Three Words to Describe Herself: Thoughtful, curious and soft-hearted    
Woman She'd Like to Interview: writer Elizabeth Gilbert    
Career Switch: Cain was a successful attorney before she embarked on a writing career.    
Biggest Challenge Facing Young Women Today: Self doubt

Susan Cain is the author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, published in 2012. The non-fiction book, which took seven years to write, immediately became one of the most talked about books of 2012 -- a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Bestseller, Los Angeles Times Bestseller, and a Book of the Month Pick from both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Cain was also featured in a Time magazine cover story. A self-described introvert, Cain has since embarked on a year of speaking engagements, including a 2012 TEDTalk where she received a standing ovation. A Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate, Cain's first career was as a corporate attorney.

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