Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome

Ty Tashiro (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.98
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
April 03, 2018
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062429162
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About the Author

TY TASHIRO is a social scientist, relationship expert, and author of AWKWARD: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome (2017) and The Science of Happily Ever After (2013). He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota and has been an award winning professor at the University of Maryland and University of Colorado. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"Tashiro has become an evangelist for his kind...positing that there's an upside to all this nerding out.... In many ways "Awkward" is a memoir...packed with vignettes from the author's childhood, even as it loops in scientific studies and Darwinian theory."--Washington Post
"In Awkward, Ty Tashiro expertly blends humorous anecdotes with the latest research findings to illustrate the unique skills often associated with awkwardness. It is a must read for anyone who is awkward or knows someone awkward."--Patricia Frazier, Ph. D., associate chair of the Department of Psychology and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota
"This book is a refreshing reminder that uniqueness and eccentricities are strengths, not liabilities. A gift for everyone who has worried about fitting in and being judged by other people. Entertaining and practical."--Dr. Todd B. Kashdan, author of The Upside of Your Dark Side and Curious?
"Complete with exercises, quizzes, sound advice, and a practical yet supportive tone, Tashiro offers the closest thing to a roadmap for "happily-ever-after."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Five-Stars."--San Francisco Review of Books
"An academic and psychologist examines the 'quirks and unique talents of awkward individuals' and why it's not so bad to be awkward...the author assures that awkwardness can be a gift and that one can be grateful for it."--Kirkus Reviews
"Mixing personal anecdotes with summaries of psychological studies, Tashiro effectively delivers an informative and engaging pop psychology piece on what it's like to be socially challenged."--Library Journal
"Illustrating his points with fascinating examples, Tashiro discusses the way awkward people deal with emotional situations...and, how we can learn to love our own awkwardness to bring ou the best in ourselves. An entertaining mix of social science and pop psychology."--Booklist Online