Friday, November 13, 2015

Quiet Revolution

Hi everyone, I am happy (and relieved) to announce that my new book, The Listening Life, is now available for sale on Kindle and other ebook readers. The months of buildup to book release, I swear, seem interminable. The official release date for the paperback is December 6th, but if you buy the paperback online you should have it before Thanksgiving. Thank you, friends. I am excited to share it with you.

You have may heard that the Quiet Revolution website launched a few months ago. This is the brainchild of Susan Cain, author of the bestselling book Quiet, who was kind enough to endorse my new book as well. I have written a few articles for QR, and I want to link to them today.

The Gifts of Introversion 

"I think it’s time to shift the conversation by celebrating the positive side of introversion. The more I have settled into my introversion over the past few years, the more I have come to appreciate its gifts. At this point, I wouldn’t want to be any other way."

How an Introvert Does a Book Tour

"Introverts write lots of books. We relish life in the underground, and few activities give us better opportunities to luxuriate in the quiet than writing. When I tell people I can’t go out with them because I’m tired, they object. But when I tell people I can’t go out because I have to write a book, they relent. Even though writing means blood, struggle, and agonizing introspection stretching toward despair, it’s still better than Tuesday happy hour with the co-workers you already spent all day with."

Why Listening Can Be a Gift

"I had learned that it is in quiet that we honor the sacred and painful moments of life. I had learned that presence is more than speaking, and that words can be barriers that separate us from others and from entering the moment we are currently living."

Thanks for reading, everyone! ~Adam