Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story
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 D ...more
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Motivated by my own hesitation to ask questions, I learned to ‘’read’’ my students’ eyes. I know when they have difficulties and questions. Unlike my own teachers who used to say ...more
I also think the art was so so cute!! It felt so expressive even though it was really simple. And Debbie was obviously t ...more
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Introvert: Latin , "inward," and "turning."
:: a person who tends to turn inward mentally.
- avoids large groups of people.
- feels more energized by time alone. ...more
There’s a fine line between being an introvert and having social anxiety, and the author of this book managed to truthfully showcase both. This illustrated gift book full of short comics will make you want to say "STOP READING MY MIND!" Debbie Tung fully managed to show me those shadowy parts of myself through her story.
Also, the title Quiet Girl in a Noisy World perfectly gets ...more
Intoverts vs Extroverts
Trust me guys...sometimes I have to remind myself that majority of people on GR are introvrts and I need to shut the hell up😅😂
As an extrovert who is surrounded by introverts 24/7.....
I can say that this book pretty accurate
It did a great job of portraying the "introvert nature"
While many of the things that happened were not relatable to me directly...
I had seen most of my friends go through it..
We are a groupn of 5 friends and I am the only extrovert.. ...more
My mum says this to me often and although my plaguing self doubts have always tried to refute it aggressively, I've learned to mute it (to some extent). I'm still a proud work in progress!!
This book was so relatable that after every page I was hit with a pang of n ...more
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 every other page. If you're an introvert - especially one who doesn't frequently find books you can relate to very well - I highly recommend picking up a copy of this when it releases!
Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC in exchange for an honest review! ...more
I'm quite sure that a lot of introverts and book ...more
Thank you, Debbie Tung, for this fabulous collection. You are an inspiration.
I need the rest of the c ...more
It was funny, adorable, heart breaking, heart warming, painful, honest, inspirational and oh so relatable. The artwork and its simple back and white colour scheme was utterly gorgeous and inviting.
I would without a doubt recommend this to all i ...more
“Quiet Girl in a Noisy World “ by Debbie Tung holds a special p ...more
This was a quick fun read and one I would happily ...more
Debbie Tung has done a brilliant job of turning my biography into a graphic novel. Sure, she got my name wrong and I'm not married to a wonderful extrovert called Jason, but she got everything else spot on so who am I to quibble? Okay, so maybe Quiet Girl in a Noisy World wasn't written with me specifically in mind, but it could have been! Debbie has totally nailed what being an introvert l ...more
I adore Debbie Tung’s art and I appreciate her POV and identify with much (but not all) about her life and experiences.
I’m not as introverted as the author. I’ ...more
Of course I decided to dive into this graphic novel with my favourite beverage : a huge mug of warm tea.
This graphic novel just had a really soothing effect on me, it allowed me to take some me time and simply enjoy reading about my beautiful introverts.
Being an introvert in this too noisy world can be exhausting! Every morning you wake up and you already know you’ll come home extremely tired because the world is working against you. Being an introver ...more
This just makes introverts look like they are high maintenance people who aren't exactly how they appear. The awkward situation that the MC faces didn't quite translate very well and often end up making her seem unintentionally rude. I don't know if it was ment to be funny to see how different she was but I didn't get the humor. Each panel shows a very stereotypical behaviour any introvert might show. It's very distinct from reality so, keep that in m ...more
Debbie is an amazig artist that create the right stories for the right time, she can show things that are so sad but represent the life as it is for some people, and give a lot of a very deep self. This isn't the most profund book in the life, but is actually a really goo ...more
This one is about introversion and it touched me a lot, as plenty of other readers. I really like how Tung doesn't just tell general stories, but specific moments she lived at work or with her husband. I couldn't stop showing some cartoons to my boyfriend since our relation have so much in common with the one of Debbie and Jason (can't wait to read her next book, Happily Ever After Everything In Between, publi ...more
Not much more to say - I'm left a ...more
I enjoyed this book at first, but I then felt that the whole introvert thing was being overdone and it started to get a bit repetitive. ...more
Why is she/he sitting like an isolated Panda? I don't like that guy so much.
Our kid isn't responding to the family parties that much, I would rather say not attending! But why is the kid becoming so antisocial & irresponsible!?
They've seen & see. They've commented & commenting. But....
There is most probably no one to observe the whole thing. They don't see the invisible shackles that hold their feet; they don't know that there is an invisible tape
This is such a perfect analysis of my life.
The only difference is I’m married to an introvert. And we have the most perfect relationship ever. We don’t attend parties if we don’t feel like it. We stay in most of always. And if we go out it’s just the two us. Best friends, lovers and any other support we might need.
Initial post reading thoughts:
Well, if this wasn't the most relatable thing I have ever read...
What I Liked
The relatable-ness. Oh my god this graphic novel was way too relatable. I've known that I am an introvert for a very long time now, but it's so great to see a story like this that is just so completely relatable. From thinking about embarrassing things you did years ago to carrying a book around with you everywhere you go, even if you know you won't be able to read it. These are all thing ...more