BFS Summer Reading Project: Book Discussion Dinner

DATE: Thursday, September 12th
TIME: 6-7 pm
LOCATION: Fireside Lounge (220 S. 40th St. on the 2nd floor)

The Benjamin Franklin Scholars Advisory Board cordially invites you to the 3rd annual BFS Book Discussion Dinner featuring the critically acclaimed bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. The dinner will take place on Thursday, September 12th from 6pm-7pm at the Fireside Lounge (220 S. 40th St. on the 2nd floor). Discussion topics will be facilitated by Alex Smorczewski, Wharton JD/MBA ’14, who wrote the article “Introversion and the Idea of ‘Stretching’” for Wharton Magazine (November 2012).
 
From Gandhi to Joe DiMaggio to Mother Teresa to Bill Gates, introverts have done a lot of good work in the world. But being quiet, introverted or shy was sometimes looked at as a problem to overcome. In today's era of reality television, Twitter and widespread self-promotion, it seems that cultural mandate to be extroverted is in overdrive.
 
As we enter the Year of Sound, we hope to also explore the flipside of the theme—silence. Susan Cain, a self-proclaimed introvert, explores the place of introverts in culture and society through psychological research old and new, personal experiences, and even brain chemistry, in an engaging and highly readable fashion.
 
Best regards,
The BFS Advisory Board