Susan Horowitz Cain (born 1968) is an American writer and lecturer.
She is the author of the 2012 non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people. In 2015, she co-founded Quiet Revolution, a mission-based company with initiatives in the areas of children (parenting and education), lifestyle, and the workplace. Her 2016 follow-on book, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, focused on introverted children and teens, the book also being directed to their educators and parents.
Her book Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole (2022) focused on accepting feelings of sorrow and longing as inspiration to experience sublime emotions—such as beauty and wonder and transcendence—to counterbalance the “normative sunshine” of society’s pressure to constantly be positive.
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Brené Brown Interviews Susan Cain
Brené with Susan Cain on How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, Part 1 of 2
Listen to this episode from Unlocking Us with Brené Brown on Spotify. This conversation is a bittersweet breath of fresh air for me. It’s the first of two episodes with Susan Cain, the best-selling author of Quiet, about her new revolutionary book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole.
Brené with Susan Cain on How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, Part 2 of 2
Listen to this episode from Unlocking Us with Brené Brown on Spotify. Welcome to part two of my conversation with Susan Cain, the best-selling author of Quiet, about her new revolutionary book, Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole, which comes out on April 5. This book is giving me life right now.
The power of introverts
Susan Cain: The power of introverts
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
The hidden power of sad songs and rainy days
Susan Cain and Min Kym: The hidden power of sad songs and rainy days
Have you ever wondered why you like sad music? Do you find comfort or inspiration in rainy days? In this profound, poetic talk, author Susan Cain invites you to embrace the feeling of longing — or the place where joy and sorrow meet – as a gateway to creativity, connection and love.