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Susan Cain with Angela Duckworth (Virtual Event)

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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Susan Cain with Angela Duckworth discussing her book, “”Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole”

**** US ORDERS ONLY****

Join us for a virtual Live Talks Los Angeles event:

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 6pm PT/9pm ET  

Susan Cain with Angela Duckworth

discussing her book, “Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole””

TICKETS:

    — $40 Virtual Admission ticket + a signed copy of the book (* we only ship to US addresses). Books ship week of April 18

    — $10 ticket includes virtual admission to the event

    — All tickets include opportunity to watch the event on Video on Demand for 72 hrs after the event (thru April 15)

The author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet reveals the power of a bittersweet outlook on life, and why we’ve been so blind to its value.

Susan Cain, named one of the top ten influencers in the world by LinkedIn, is a renowned speaker and author of the award-winning books Quiet Power, Quiet Journal, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Translated into more than forty languages, Quiet has appeared on many best-of lists, spent more than seven years on the New York Times bestseller list, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Her TED Talk on the power of introverts has been viewed over forty million times…

Angela Duckworth is the best selling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 was named a MacArthur Fellow. Prior to her career in research, she was a math and science teacher at public schools in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Angela shares research-backed advice for parents and teachers in her Tip of the Week.

  • “Susan Cain’s Bittersweet grabs you by the heart and doesn’t let go. I’ve thought about the depth and beauty in Cain’s research and storytelling every day since I finished the book. I will always be grateful for how much Quiet and Bittersweet have helped me understand myself and how I engage with the world.”—Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Atlas of the Heart

Bittersweetness is a tendency to states of long­ing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute aware­ness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death —bitter and sweet—are forever paired. 

If you’ve ever wondered why you like sad music . . . 

If you find comfort or inspiration in a rainy day . . . 

If you react intensely to music, art, nature, and beauty . . .

Then you probably identify with the bitter­sweet state of mind.

With Quiet, Susan Cain urged our society to cultivate space for the undervalued, indispensable introverts among us, thereby revealing an un­tapped power hidden in plain sight. Now she em­ploys the same mix of research, storytelling, and memoir to explore why we experience sorrow and longing, and how embracing the bittersweetness at the heart of life is the true path to creativity, con­nection, and transcendence.

Cain shows how a bittersweet state of mind is the quiet force that helps us transcend our personal and collective pain. If we don’t acknowledge our own heartache, she says, we can end up inflicting it on others via abuse, domination, or neglect. But if we realize that all humans know—or will know—loss and suffering, we can turn toward one another. 

 At a time of profound discord and personal anxiety, Bittersweet brings us together in deep and unexpected ways.

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