Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

Sweet, funny, and quietly poignant, Debbie Tung’s comics reveal the ups and downs of coming of age as an introvert.This illustrated gift book of short comics illuminates author Debbie Tung's experience as an introvert in an extrovert’s world. Presented in a loose narrative style that can be read front to back or dipped into at one’s leisure, the book spans three years of Debbie's life, from the end of college to the present day. In these...

Details Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

TitleQuiet Girl in a Noisy World
Release DateNov 30th, 2017
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Nonfiction

Reviews Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    This was so entirely RELATABLE for introverts everywhere. I basically flipped through the pages just going "yep same same same me...very me...same..." continually so you know the book is a winner there. It's kind of like an autobiography comic of an artist just trying to cope in a world full of very loud extroverts who want to SOCIALISE WHAT IS WITH THAT WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT.I also think the art was so so cute!! It felt so expressive even thoug...
  • Lola Reviewer
    A quiet book about a quiet girl who does not quite fit into this world.Debbie thinks there is something wrong with her. She’d rather spend her weekends alone than party at a friend’s house. It’s not that she has trouble making friends. She is kind and lovely, who wouldn’t want to be in her company?No, the problem is she always feels exhausted after spending time with even the best of friends. Even family. Even her boyfriend. It’s like t...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    This book is the perfect portrayal of the life of an introvert, 100%. I related so freaking hard to every single thing that Debbie said, and I found myself snickering and nodding along to pretty much every other page. If you're an introvert - especially one who doesn't frequently find books you can relate to very well - I highly recommend picking up a copy of this when it releases! Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the ARC ...
  • Schizanthus
    Introverts of the world unite! In your home... on your couch or in bed... alone... Just the way we like it!Debbie Tung has done a brilliant job of turning my biography into a graphic novel. Sure, she got my name wrong and I'm not married to a wonderful extrovert called Jason, but she got everything else spot on so who am I to quibble? Okay, so maybe Quiet Girl in a Noisy World wasn't written with me specifically in mind, but it could have been! D...
  • Romie
    My little introvert self loved this so much.Of course I decided to dive into this graphic novel with my favourite beverage : a huge mug of warm tea. This graphic novel just had a really soothing effect on me, it allowed me to take some me time and simply enjoy reading about my beautiful introverts.Being an introvert in this too noisy world can be exhausting! Every morning you wake up and you already know you’ll come home extremely tired because...
  • Jessi
    This whole book is so relatable! It was like I was reading a story about myself. The feelings, the thoughts and the reactions reminded me of myself and I loved every page of this book. Definitely worth a read!
  • Scarlet Cameo
    This one is so beautiful, accurate and gorgeous-RTC-A digital copy of this book was provided by NetGalley
  • MravaWishes
    4.5 This was just so relatable and I fully immersed myself into this. I know these sketches will be my companion, and I will return to them often. It perfectly showed some of my inner questionings, nightmares and dreams and gave them a new life. And it is just so comforting to know there's more INFJs outside ready to share their story. I know it takes some courage to put your thoughts onto paper, but Debbie Tung did just that. And I'd like to tha...
  • Sarah Churchill
    I adore this. Never have I read something that I relate to more. I did expect it to be more of a story rather than short segments or 'comic strip' length, but you do get an idea of growth and development throughout her life, and it's obviously an honest depiction from the author/artist. I'm hoping to get my husband to read this so he can maybe understand better the unspoken awkwardness he accepts from me.
  • Deepika Ramesh
    I have been following Tung's Facebook page for a while, and her comic strips evoke a strong feeling of deja vu. Her book is a quiet reflection on her struggles as an introvert, and her quieter ways to overcome it all. Overcoming doesn't mean that she succumbs to societal pressures. Instead, she finds her own sacred spot where she can be herself, and stops trying to be what she is not. This is quietly inspiring, for the world presses on the phanto...
  • Tayloranne Donnelly
    I absolutely adored this! It was so funny and quirky, but at the same time very relatable. The book covers everything in Debbie's life - childhood, school, college, work and meeting her partner who is an extrovert, to her finally discovering that she's not "socially awkward" or "painfully shy" as she always thought but is actually an introvert. It also shows the common problems that introverts face, such as being exhausted from trying to "fit in"...
  • Lena
    I'm an incredibly introverted and socially awkward person. When I saw the title of this book, I immediately knew that I'd connect with it on a whole another level. And even though I couldn't quite relate to everything, there were instances when I could pinpoint an exact moment in my life when I found myself in an identical situation. The concept of Quiet Girl in a Noisy World loosely reminds me of Adulthood Is a Myth - it's essentially a collecti...
  • Anusha Narasimhan
    This book is sort of a memoir in comic form. I love how the author neither glorifies introversion nor says its a huge pain. She expresses the pros and cons in a realistic way. It's crazy how I was able to relate to every single page of this book. I had either experienced the same things or could picture myself behaving the same way in the given situation.(view spoiler)[-> Taking the seat nearest to the exit - Check-> Asking questions to the profe...
  • Silvia
    So. Many. Feelings. But that was to be expected…I’ve been following Debbie in Tumblr for a while now. She uploads some of her comic strips there and every time I read one I’m like “Yes, girl! Someone who understands me.” While reading this book I laughed out loud, but by the end I was also tearing up (page 154 hit home real close). I felt understood. She managed to draw and write everything I’ve ever felt as introvert, even feelings I...
  • Laura
    This books speaks to all the book loving, waiting to read, thank you, people out there that just want to have a little quiet time, and not socialize all the time.I love how she has her battery that wears down the more she socializes, and how she feels she has to go home to get any work done, because working in an office if filled with people talking and not working. I remember that well.It is a fun series of cartoons, that actually have individua...
  • Shari (colourmeread)
    ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.I think Debbie just illustrated my life. I could relate to her so much that I wish I had a copy of this book for everyone I know. This book will be a favourite among us introverts who have often felt left out and judged for out quiet nature. It's a book you'll point to and say "that's me!" because it accurately captures multiple moments we all know too well and understand. Delightful fr...
  • Sana
    MY FAVORITE: This is adorable and such a treat to read.
  • Chelsey
    Tremendously sweet! The story of Debbie's life as an introvert, accompanied by her beautiful artwork was a total treat to read. Her love for books and for her extroverted husband were palpable and the scenes featuring her curled up reading at home were so relatable and comforting. Mark your calendars for this one - November 1st :).
  • Diana Iozzia
    "Quiet Girl in a Noisy World"Written by Debbie TungReviewer written by Diana Iozzia"Quiet Girl in a Noisy World" is a collection of illustrated comics centering around the author, Debbie, her husband, Jason, and Debbie's introverted personality. Debbie is a little socially awkward in an endearing way. She loves reading, relaxing by herself, and lots of warm blankets. She's very familiar and relatable to myself and my boyfriend, Andrew. I read thi...
  • Hannah Harvey
    I loved this book so much. Not only did parts of it truly speak to me as a fellow introvert, but it was also just a really enjoyable read in general. Quick and well-told, this story is one I'd recommend for introverts, extroverts and everyone in between. So, curl up with a cozy blanket, a large cup of coffee and devour this amazing graphic novel in one sitting, just like I did.
  • Jeimy
    Debbie Tung's autobiographical tale will resonate with introverts and ambiverts alike. Her stories about finding a partner, maneuvering social gatherings, and dealing with coworkers were very relatable.
  • Marjolein
    Full review to come!
  • Rogene Carter
    This is easily one of my most favorite reads of this year and possibly ever. The subtle yet nuanced way that Tung describes the struggle of the conflicting energy of being an introvert was so masterful and beautifully drawn. Fantastic re-read.
  • Maria
    I enjoyed this for the most part, there were many parts I identified with as an introvert and there were also other parts I didn't identify with as much because, in the end, there are many characteristics that introverts share but it's not the same for everyone as we also have different experiences and different goals in life etc. Still, I think it's a good read especially for younger readers who are trying to understand themselves and the reason...
  • ~*~Meg~*~
    Such a gem of a book! It's cute and fun with a perfect story I completely feel connected to. The book made me feel a sense of connection to the author and also made me feel support from a fellow introvert and INFJ. I loved this book!
  • Nettie
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As someone who needs at least 2 days to get over social events, I connected with this book a lot more than I thought I would. I'm not an introvert by any means but I found I had a lot in common with the character. This is not a funny book but for me, it is a comforting one. I can see myself buying it when it comes out and referring to it quite often.
  • Dana Cristiana
    I would like to thank NetGalley and Debbie Tung for accepting my request for this book.This book is, obviously, about Debbie, an introvert who is trying to fit in this world. She meets an extrovert guy who understands her, she graduate college, she gets married, and geting a job. But on the way there, a lot of complicated things happen to her. And she discovers if she can finally cope with people or not.I really love this book, so I give it 5 sta...
  • Lör K.
    I received a free ARC from Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing. This is no way affected my review. Publishing Date: 07th November 2017Review Date: 01st November 2017I spotted this in Netgalley’s comic sections in read now and had to blink a little bit. As someone who, isn’t really an introvert, but has serious social anxiety, I felt like I needed to read this. I wanted to read this, to see if someone else understood what I went through. T...
  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    A wonderfully insightful comic about the pitfalls and struggles of being an introvert in an extrovert-centered world. Each page has a comic with a sometimes funny/ sometimes poignant punchline. The blue/grey artwork shows all the myriad of emotions that an introvert experiences each day, and the writing cuts right to the heart of what makes introverts special. I loved this comic! I love how the main character in this comic, Debbie, goes through a...
  • Laura (Book Scrounger)
    SO relatable. This is the perfect book of comics for an introvert, and would especially appeal to introverts who struggle (or have struggled) with shyness and social anxiety too. There is a loose narrative here that follows the author through finishing college, getting married, and getting (and leaving) a job, but it doesn't have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed. I wasn't intending to rip right through this, but I found myself losi...