Author(s): Jessica Pan
An introvert spends a year trying to live like an extrovert with hilarious results and advice for readers along the way.
What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she'd normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. Part memoir, part road map, and part experiment, with the help of various "extrovert mentors," Jessica sets up a series of personal challenges (Talk to Strangers, Do Improv Comedy, Host a Dinner Party, and worse) to explore whether extroversion can improve quality of life. The rare book for introverts that doesn't encourage them to give in to their natural tendencies, this is about what happens when you take the plunge and try (and sometimes fail) to be a little bit braver.