Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously

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? Jessica Pan is going to find out.

When she found herself jobless and friendless, sitting in the familiar Jess-shaped crease on her sofa, she couldn't help but wonder what life might have looked like if she had been a little more open to new experiences and new people, a little less attached to going home instead of going to the pub.

So, she made a vow: to push herself to live the life of an extrovert for a year. She wrote a list: improv, a solo holiday and... talking to strangers on the tube. She regretted it instantly.

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come follows Jess's hilarious and painful year of misadventures in extroverting, reporting back from the frontlines for all the introverts out there.

But is life actually better or easier for the extroverts? Or is it the nightmare Jess always thought it would be?

Title:Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert’s Year of Living Dangerously
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780857526151
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  • Toni

    I'm not a shintrovert (shy introvert - a term I was not familiar with before reading this book). I enjoy working with people and speaking to them. Yet, I do need my private time and space and reading ...

  • carol.

    This sounds ghastly....

  • MissBecka

    A lot of the stuff she forced herself to try was waaaaaay out of my comfort zone.Mad props to her for giving it a go and I was happy to live vicariously through her.The author is funny and has a way o...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    I don't know if I'm an introvert. I know I'm perceived as an extrovert, so much so that when I moved into my current job, one of the librarians who would have to report to me sent me an article about ...

  • Rebecca

    Like Jessica Pan, I’m a shy introvert (a “shintrovert”) as well as an American in the UK, so I was intrigued to see the strategies she employed and the experiences she sought out during a year o...

  • Sara Tucker

    As an introvert with occasionally crippling social anxiety, I regarded Jess Pan's book warily. I saw the cover online, laughed at the icing-on-the-cake image, and then gave the subtitle a little side-...

  • The Captain

    Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this memoir eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .Okay so I be an introvert from an entire family of very extrove...

  • Montzalee Wittmann

    Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to ComeOne Introvert's Year of Saying Yesby Jessica PanThis is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary.This is a witty and clever book that I enjoye...

  • Jen

    This book was at turns hilarious and caused much head-nodding by this reader in agreement and wonder. Yes, apparently many people think and feel the same way about various social interactions. It is a...

  • Genevieve Trono

    I was totally intrigued when I saw the title of this book. I am a social introvert and I enjoyed this lighthearted but relatable non-fiction book that read like an engaging novel. As a shy introvert f...