Quiet Girl in a Noisy World : An Introvert's Story
Sweet, funny, and quietly poignant, Debbie Tung's comics reveal the ups and downs of coming of age as an introvert. This illustrated giftbook 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. * In recent years, especially following the 2013 release of Susan Cain's mega-bestseller, Quiet:The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, books by, for, and about introverts have sold extraordinarily well. * Already featured on BoredPanda, Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution, Introverts are Awesome, Pulptastic, and Goodreads, the comics found in Quiet Girl are likely to engage fans of Susan Cain, Sarah Andersen, Gemma Correll, and similar creators., * Deborah "Debbie" Tung is a young cartoonist and illustrator from Birmingham, England, whose "Where's My Bubble?" Tumblr has more than 17,500 followers * Tung uses an inky, blue-gray palette and pairs gag strips with more thoughtful ones, creating a nice bridge between humor and inspiration.