Cover image for Hiding in the bathroom : an introvert's roadmap to getting out there (when you'd rather stay home) / Morra Aarons-Mele.
Hiding in the bathroom : an introvert's roadmap to getting out there (when you'd rather stay home) / Morra Aarons-Mele.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2017]

Physical Description:
287 pages ; 24 cm
Are you an introvert? -- My life as an unhappy overachiever -- Lean in less -- The gift of anxiety -- Loving your inner hermit -- Vision quest -- Setting boundaries -- Time is on your side -- Go niche -- The hermit entrepreneur -- The corporate hermit -- Sell like yourself! -- Claim your negotiation style -- Be a player from your home office -- Getting out there (when you have to).
The marketing guru and host of the podcast of the same name challenges popular theories about the secrets to professional success to outline practical tips for building strong relationships and enabling achievements on one's own terms. -- Publisher's description.


Library Branch
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
1 Bob Harkins Branch 650.14 AAR Book Adult General Collection

On Order



"Introverts will love this practical and moving guide to building a career, network, and life you love." - Susan Cain, author of Quiet

From the marketing guru and host of the popular podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, a breakthrough introverts' guide that broadens the conversation sparked by Quiet and moves away from the "Lean In" approach, offering wisdom and practical tips to help readers build strong relationships and achieve their own definition of professional success.

Most ambitious people believe that reaching the peaks of success means being on 24/7--tirelessly networking, deal-making, and keynoting conferences. This is nonsense, says Morra Aarons-Mele. As an eminent entrepreneur with a flourishing business and a self-proclaimed introvert with lots of anxieties, Morra disagrees with the notion that there's only one successful "type": the intense, super social, sleep-deprived mover and shaker, the person who musters endless amounts of "grit." Hiding in the Bathroom is her antidote for everyone who is fed up with feeling like they must always "lean in"--who prefer those moments of hiding in the bathroom to constantly climbing the ladder or working the room.

Morra knows what it takes to make your mark, and now, this entrepreneur who has boosted the online strategy of clients such as the Malala Fund, President Obama, the UN Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares the insights, tricks, and knowledge she's learned. Filled with advice, exercises to help readers evaluate their own work/life fit and manage anxiety, valuable tools, and stories of countless successful people--entrepreneurs, academics, and novices just beginning their careers--Hiding in the Bathroom empowers professionals of all ages and levels to take control and build their own versions of success. Thoughtful and practical, it is a must-have handbook for building a fantastic, prosperous career and a balanced, happy life--on your own terms.

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

In this riveting look at redefining personal approaches to work, Aarons-Mele, a marketing expert and self-described hermit, shares her experience "faking {{her}} way" and working through her tendency toward introversion. Her book is aimed at anyone whose "constant companion" is anxiety. Aarons-Mele spells out her goal early on-to impart "strategies and concrete career-development and management tools" for managing anxiety-and delivers from the start. The book, bolstered with helpful tools including quizzes and worksheets, covers topics from "setting your vision" to developing a "strong digital brand" to managing a work-life "fit," rather than balance. The author's attention-grabbing headlines and subheads relating to common business manual topics-"What If You Only Gave 89 Percent?"; "Saying No Well"; "Is Managing My Social Network Slimy?"-keep the pace quick, while her willingness to share illustrative personal experiences, both good and bad, adds vivid color to the strategies she shares. The book concludes with the author's gentle and encouraging reminder that introversion and anxiety "are not weaknesses" but can "be the keys to your strength and success as a businessperson." Agent: Lorin Rees, Rees Literary Agency. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Google Preview