In Dad is Fat, stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan, who’s
best known for his legendary riffs on Hot Pockets, bacon, manatees,
and McDonald's, expresses all the joys and horrors of life with
five young children—everything from cousins ("celebrities for
little kids") to toddlers’ communication skills (“they
always sound like they have traveled by horseback for hours to
deliver important news”), to the eating habits of four year
olds (“there is no difference between a four year old eating
a taco and throwing a taco on the floor”).
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They
are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying;
who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor
working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are
often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the
great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to
the invention of the personal computer.