Book Review: "Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously", by Jessica Pan

 Oct. 15, 2022

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. With the help of various extrovert mentors, Jessica sets up a series of personal challenges (talk to strangers, perform stand-up comedy, host a dinner party, travel alone, make friends on the road, and much, much worse) to explore whether living like an extrovert can teach her lessons that might improve the quality of her life. Chronicling the author’s hilarious and painful year of misadventures, this book explores what happens when one introvert fights her natural tendencies, takes the plunge, and tries (and sometimes fails) to be a little bit braver.

"Sorry I'm Late" was incredibly funny and enlightening, and I would recommend it to everyone to check out! It's amazing how much I could relate to a lot of what the author said. Here are just a few takeaways I got:

✔️ It's okay to step out of your comfort zone sometimes; you never know what you'll discover about yourself.

✔️ Just like extroverts can learn from introverts' personalities about the power of 'quiet', introverts can also learn from extroverted personalities about the benefits of being a little more expressive, as well as exploring new adventures.

✔️ Don't try to become someone you're not, or change your personality (i.e. from introvert to extrovert); you'll only make yourself more miserable and exhausted. That being said, it's perfectly okay, and highly encouraged, to evolve and grow.

I highly, highly recommend!

ᴍʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: 4.5/5
ɢᴇɴʀᴇ/ᴛʜᴇᴍᴇꜱ: Self-help, memoir, humor⁣
ᴍᴀᴛᴜʀɪᴛʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: 14+

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