Title: Text, Don't Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life
Author: Aaron Caycedo-Kimura
Publisher: Tarcher Perigree
Publish Date: August 15, 2017
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Introversion is "in."
But there are still many misconceptions about introverts in the world.
They're shy. Anti-social. They don't want to have close relationships.
They're all cat people. They don't like big parties (okay, that last one
might be true).
INFJoe, the cartoon persona of artist and introvert
Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, is here to set the record straight. Filled with
charming comic book style illustrations, this book provides invaluable
insights into the introverted life with plenty of humor and wit. Full of
moments that will make introverts say, "That's so me!" as well as
helpful tips on surviving at parties and in the workplace, Text, Don't Call
is the perfect gift for your quiet friends, or the extroverted ones who
could use some help to better understand the introverts in their lives."
My Two Cents:
"Text, Don't Call" is a
collection of great comics and an explainer of sorts for all of my
fellow introverts. My introverted-ness mostly comes out in how I
recharge. When I interact with others, I've had a lot of people seem
very surprised that I'm introverted. I'm social but if I don't get alone
time (like really, really, really all alone time with no other humans -
animals are okay!), I don't function well. This book talks about
introverts like me as well as many other types, including the more
traditional super quiet, super introspective kind of introvert.
many of the comics made me laugh because they are so spot on. I
especially liked the ones about recharging (there's one with a battery
that hit the nail on the head for me). I had to show this one to my
husband who recharges very differently than me and is always mystified
by my need for alone time - hah!
I could see this book being a great gift pick for other introverts!