Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story

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 gift book 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.

Title:Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story
ISBN:9781449486068
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  • Amalia Gavea

    Two weeks ago I read Book Love by Debbie Tung and I adored it. I couldn’t wait to read Quiet Girl in a Noisy World, a beautiful work of Art that depicts the special, demanding nature of the ‘’in...

  • C.G. Drews

    This was so entirely RELATABLE for introverts everywhere. I basically flipped through the pages just going "yep same same same me...very me...same..." continually so you know the book is a winner ther...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    THIS BOOK IS ME. I'd much rather stay home snuggled up with a book and a cup of tea than go to a party, and my quiet boyfriend and quiet cats are my favorites to hang out with <3...

  • Lola

    A quiet book about a quiet girl who does not quite fit into this world.Debbie thinks there is something wrong with her. She’d rather spend her weekends alone than party at a friend’s house. It’s...

  • Nat

    Sweet, funny, andquietlypoignant, Debbie Tung’s comics reveal the ups and downs of coming of age as an introvert. There’s a fine line between being an introvert and having social anxiety, and the ...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    This book is the perfect portrayal of the life of an introvert, 100%. I related so freaking hard to every single thing that Debbie said, and I found myself snickering and nodding along to pretty much ...

  • [Shai] Bibliophage

    I'm an introvert, but unlike the author or this graphic novel, I consider mine as mild. I prefer just to stay at home, read a book, or watch a movie/series online than going to the beach or doing spor...

  • Kate (GirlReading)

    Have you ever read a book that was so ridiculously relatable, you weren't sure whether to laugh or cry? Yeah, that was me and Quiet Girl in a Noisy World. Yet, whilst reading it, I was wearing an smil...

  • Schizanthus

    Introverts of the world unite! In your home... on your couch or in bed... alone... Just the way we like it!Debbie Tung has done a brilliant job of turning my biography into a graphic novel. Sure, she ...

  • Michelle

    I have been an introvert all my life, and I used to think this was a problem. Introverts do not always have the best reputation. We can be seen as rude, antisocial, and insecure. As a child, I felt li...