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 7th, 2017
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, Comics, Autobiography, Memoir

Reviews Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

  • C.G. Drews
    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...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    THIS BOOK IS ME. I'd much rather stay home snuggled up with a book and a cup of tea than go to a party, and my quiet boyfriend and quiet cats are my favorites to hang out with <3
  • Lola
    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...
  • Nat
    Sweet, funny, and quietly poignant, Debbie Tung’s comics reveal the ups and downs of coming of age as an introvert. There’s a fine line between being an introvert and having social anxiety, and the author of this book managed to truthfully showcase both. This illustrated gift book full of short comics will make you want to say "STOP READING MY MIND!" Debbie Tung fully managed to show me those shadowy parts of myself through her story.Also...
  • 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 ...
  • [Shai] Bibliophage
    I'm an introvert, but unlike the author or this graphic novel, I consider mine as mild. I prefer just to stay at home, read a book, or watch a movie/series online than going to the beach or doing sports. That's where my reticence ends because on the contrary, I'm a talkative person, opinionated, a little assertive, and more of a motivator. However, Debbie Tung's case is more severe because she got some problem communicating and dealing with other...
  • 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...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    Have you ever read a book that was so ridiculously relatable, you weren't sure whether to laugh or cry? Yeah, that was me and Quiet Girl in a Noisy World. Yet, whilst reading it, I was wearing an smile ear to ear smile from the first page until the last. It was funny, adorable, heart breaking, heart warming, painful, honest, inspirational and oh so relatable. The artwork and its simple back and white colour scheme was utterly gorgeous and invitin...
  • Warda
    A book all introverts need. A book extroverts need. A book people need to understand those who have introverted family members and friends and do not get why we're so socially reserved or prefer cancelled plans to a party. This book SPOKE to me!
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    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!
  • Clumsy Storyteller
    One of my favorite books this year <3. Soooooo Relatable!
  • 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...
  • Scarlet Cameo
    Approximately, I follow Debbie's drawns since 1 year. Her images are cute, pretty and sadly accurate for a certain moment of my life, so when I saw this book I know that I must read it to see if there's something new and it was.Debbie is an amazig artist that create the right stories for the right time, she can show things that are so sad but represent the life as it is for some people, and give a lot of a very deep self. This isn't the most prof...
  • Konstantin
    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...
  • Sara M. Abudahab
    Such a cute read! And have to say I really found a lot of myself between those pages <3 I was smiling the whole time because I know exactly how Debbie feels :)
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    Initial post reading thoughts:Well, if this wasn't the most relatable thing I have ever read...--What I LikedThe relatable-ness. Oh my god this graphic novel was way too relatable. I've known that I am an introvert for a very long time now, but it's so great to see a story like this that is just so completely relatable. From thinking about embarrassing things you did years ago to carrying a book around with you everywhere you go, even if you kno...
  • Kelli
    There is an unexpected vulnerability here that surprised me. Even though I’m more of an extrovert, I found some common ground and shared feelings. I always thought the cover art was a large stuffed iguana (and i never understood why), so I laughed out loud when I saw what it really was. 4 stars
  • Heather
    “A useful guide for extroverts who need some help understanding their less social counterparts, and a huge sigh of relief for introverts everywhere...” -Yumi SakugawaI related to every single page in this book. It was great, and it only took me 20 minutes to read! I absolutely loved this!
  • Austra
    Mīlīgi un ar vieglu humoru autore stāsta par to, kā tad ir - būt patiesi un traki introvertam skaļo, runīgo un sabiedrisko cilvēku pasaulē. Kas vieniem liekas pašsaprotami, citiem sagādā nopietnu diskomfortu. Daudzas lietas lika pasmaidīt, daudzas bija ļoti pat pazīstamas - lai gan man daba introvertumu un neirotismu ir iešķiebusi vieglākā formā, arī es daudz biežāk labprātāk izvēlos savu vienpatību, nekā citu cilvēku...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    This was exactly what I thought it would be, but in the best possible way. Tung's illustrations are endearing and the story is a forthright autobiography with poignant moments and some great hidden depth. A lot of bookish nerds who fall into the introvert bucket will recognize themselves here. But even those of us like me (who aren't at all shy and have no trouble talking with people) will find resonant messages and situations to relate to.But I ...
  • Lauren
    I LOVED THIS BOOK SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! And I'm annoyed with myself for reading it ridiculously fast :/ Quiet Girl in a Noisy World reminded me of Sarah Andersen's work (who I also love!) and was the perfect travel companion on my way to work. I thought Tung's artwork was really cute and perfectly complimented the story. I would like her to draw me as a cartoon :) I think this is a very important book for so many reasons but mainly ...
  • Amina
    Page after page, all I did was nodding, mmmming and relating to almost all the situations. I've found the art to be simple and highly enjoyable, it was a fun read.Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the copy!
  • Holly
    This book explains exactly how I am. Perfect for any quiet people out there.
  • Chesca
    An ARC was provided by Andrews McMeel Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for a review.Based on her actual experiences, Debbie Tung's Quiet Girl In A Noisy World was tranquil but entertaining. Accompanied by her adorable illustrations, Tung penned a good book to read for every occasion. It understands the silence that is not only desired by introverts but also by the exhausted wishing to lull the noise around us even just for a moment.What I...
  • 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"...
  • 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.
  • Morris
    This is a wonderfully written and illustrated graphic novel that gets right to the heart of what it is like to be an introvert. Highly recommended!This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Kristina
    My life in a nutshell 💞
  • Helly
    Don't get me wrong, but for most of my life I have associated myself with the term 'extrovert'. Mainly because I don't have problem making new friends or talking to strangers. However, this book put me in identity crisis. I love being indoors, cancelling plans made a month ago, being alone most of the time and most of the time I hate socialising in person. Love the illustrator and illustrations of this pretty amazing book, and you may love it as ...