Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Review: Text, Don't Call

Text, Don’t Call
by Aaron Caycedo-Kimura

Why did you choose this book? It looked like a fun ‘introvert’ book
When did you read this book? October 2017
Who should read this book? Introverts and those who know introverts
Source: library
My Rating: ✰✰✰  3 Stars

Here is a synopsis of Text, Don’t Call from Goodreads

An illustrated guide to the challenges and pleasures of the introverted life

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 Review

This is a very short book that I read in about 45 minutes. There were at least a half dozen times that I exclaimed ‘YES!’ because I identified so strongly with the book,  and many other times I laughed out loud. Introverts have really come into our own in the past few years and there have been several good books written about introversion, many in more detail than this. The strong point of this book is that it is NOT a detailed analysis of introversion, but one that can make a point with a quick illustration. If you are an introvert you are guaranteed to find at least a few illustrations that you identify with 100%. And if you are not an introvert, you should read this anyway. If you have an introvert in your life — and who doesn’t? — this book will make you laugh. And it may just shed a little light for you!

You can visit the author's website here to read and excerpt of the book or to view some of his cartoons from his blog.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a fun read! And I'm sure I'd related to it too :)