Quiet Girl in A Noisy World

Quiet Girl in A Noisy World

An Introvert's Story

eBook - 2017
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Andrews McMeel, 2017.
ISBN: 9781449488802
Branch Call Number: eComic hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file
Additional Contributors: Tung, Debbie
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Debbie Tung aptly conveys what life is like for introverts, how we see ourselves and how we deal with behavioral/personality expectations from others. Tung's wonderful illustrations partner perfectly with each scenario in which she finds herself. Full of humor and sensitivity. Suggested by Julie T.

Every situation in the vignettes drawn from the author’s personal coming-of-age experiences gives voice to all my own awkward encounters as an introvert navigating today’s (often exhausting) world. At times I had to pause from reading because I had flashbacks to eerily similar feelings and situat... Read More »

INFJ? You're not alone. (Okay, technically, this Myers-Briggs Type Indicator group makes up less than 1% of the world's population. So we are a bit lonely.) INFJs and other introverts will find more than a few truths in this graphic coming-of-age gem. Share broadly across the Myers-Briggs Types a... Read More »

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KatieD_KCMO Jan 16, 2020

A charming quick read with great illustrations. Tung's vulnerability helps non-introverts understand how draining our bustling, noisy world can be for introverts.

VaughanPLAlison Aug 03, 2019

Debbie Tung gets it. Really gets it. The awkwardness, the exhaustion, the self doubt, everything about being an introvert in a mostly extroverted world. And it's so heartening to see it on the page in her delightfully drawn comics. Much love.

Jul 12, 2019

The cover of this book looks incredibly cozy so I just had to check it out. I was not disappointed. The art along with the author's personal experience and feelings is very relatable and the cozy feeling is carried throughout the entire book. It also gives a look into the life of someone who is an introvert which is nice to see portrayed in an easily understandable way.

VaughanPLDaniela Apr 25, 2019

"Every time I go out, I tend to bring a book with me... Even though I know I won't have time to read it. I guess it just gives me a sense of comfort...Because it feels like I have a good friend by my side" (p. 165).

JCLHebahA Feb 04, 2019

Nothing groundbreaking here, but the art is lovely, and many of the incidents will be familiar for introverts. It's a glimpse of a kindred spirit.

DBRL_ReginaF Jul 10, 2018

I just happened to be reading this one as my husband and I were headed to his high school reunion. It was such a comfort.

CoreneBee Apr 19, 2018

Very sweet and gentle slice-of-life comics about life as an introvert and the author's journey to self-acceptance.

JessicaGma Apr 04, 2018

A nice quiet comic about introversion - not as catchy as Sarah's Scribbles, but a good one for teens. The spare art suits the sentiments.

Apr 03, 2018

I liked the ink and wash drawings, and i think the subject is important, but many of the vignettes were ordinary. Young adult.


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Jan 21, 2020

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Jan 21, 2020

Autobiographical and relational for anyone who has struggled with navigating social circles and has dealt with social anxiety.


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