Author: Mark Drolsbaugh
Genre: Nonfiction / Self-help
Year Published: 2023
“Nerdection Must Read”
Introverts have always been a very prominent topic when it comes to self-help books, but author Mark Drolsbaugh and his new book, People Suck: A Cheat Code for Introverts, is a very fresh and interesting approach to a topic that, could be argued, has been beaten to death in recent years. However, Drolsbaugh manages to combine classic elements of psychology with deep research and a very enjoyable sense of humor.
If you are an introvert that is tired of reading or hearing the same old tropes when it comes to feeling comfortable in your own skin, then you are going to find something very positive for you in this read.
About This Book
Considering that this is a self-help book, you are not going to find an actual plot. However, there is a bit of a story going on in its own way.
People Suck: A Cheat Code for Introverts is a book about the many different struggles introverts go through regularly and the author continuously offers insights through research, personal experiences, and his sense of humor to understand how people with those characteristics work and which methods are the most fitting for their own individual growth. The book explains the very nature of introverts and the consequences, both good and bad, of their behavior.
My Take On People Suck: A Cheat Code for Introverts
One of the things that I would like to highlight about the book is Mark’s voice as a writer: he is very easy to read and understand, which I think is something very important when it comes to books of this ilk. Many people will be interested in this topic and he knows how to deliver complex analysis in layman’s terms.
So, the book feels more like a casual conversation about this topic with a well-informed friend rather than you getting bombarded with complicated terms that perhaps are lost in the translation. This is very important and it is one of the most difficult things for a writer, regardless of what they are writing about.
In that regard, Mark also does a very good job by contributing with his own personal experiences. He gives us insights into his own experiences as an introvert and his train of thought about the making of this book. This is very important because it makes the read feel a lot more personal and the barrier between the reader and the author starts to fade away.
The book also has a very positive message that while there are things introverts can do to improve their situation, they also have to accept that they are fine the way they are. It is a very balanced point of view that can help a lot of people that might feel forced to behave in a certain way.
The biggest highlight is probably how well the book flows. You can read this in a couple of days and you wouldn’t realize it. This is something that plays a very big role and it makes the whole journey of the book all the more enjoyable.
About The Author Of People Suck: A Cheat Code for Introverts
Mark Drolsbaugh took a long while to figure out he’s an introvert. This deaf advocate and public speaker went through several book signings and speaking engagements, draining himself to the point of exhaustion before realizing his true nature. But he’s not one to let that slow him down. He’s back at it with “People Suck: A Cheat Code for Introverts,” which takes a humorous look at introversion through the eyes of a self-proclaimed “deaftrovert.” Drolsbaugh has this remarkable ability to make you think, make you feel, and make you laugh—sometimes all at once.