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Weird : the power of being an outsider in an insider world / Olga Khazan.

Khazan, Olga, 1986- (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 155.22 (Text) 33062009314734 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 08/15/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316418485
  • ISBN: 031641848X
  • ISBN: 9780306874314
  • ISBN: 0306874318
  • Physical Description: viii, 308 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Go, an imprint of Hachette Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references ([265]-292) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one: Being weird. Weird ; The realization ; The exclusion ; The sting -- Part two: The weird advantage. Creativity ; Truth -- Part three: How to be different. Getting support ; Comfort with discomfort ; Better than the best ; The big picture ; Change yourself -- Part four: To stay different, or to find your own kind? Staying ; Leaving ; In between.
Summary, etc.:
Explores why it is that we crave conformity, how that affects people who are different, and what they can do about it. Dives into the history of social norms and why some people hew to them more strictly than others, explores the causes behind-and the consequences of-social rejection, reveals the hidden upsides to being "weird," as well as the strategies that people who are different might use in order to achieve success in a society that values normalcy, and follows the trajectories of unique individuals who either decided to be among others just like them; to stay weird; or to dwell somewhere in between.
Subject: Individuality.
Social phobia.
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Motivation (Psychology)
Genre: Self-help publications.
Self-help publications.

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