"Illustrating his points with fascinating examples, Tashiro discusses... how we can learn to love our own awkwardness to bring out the best in ourselves. An entertaining mix of social science and pop psychology.” -Booklist


"Awkward contains many useful and resonant observations about everyday interactions." - New York Times Book Review


“ 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

"Illustrating his points with fascinating examples, Tashiro discusses... how we can learn to love our own awkwardness to bring out the best in ourselves. An entertaining mix of social science and pop psychology.” -Booklist


"Awkward contains many useful and resonant observations about everyday interactions." - New York Times Book Review


“ Tashiro has become an evangelist for his kind . . . positing that there’s an upside to all this nerding out....”  - Washington Post

 

ABOUT TY TASHIRO


TY TASHIRO is an author and relationship expert. In his forthcoming book, AWKWARD: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, he explains why some of the same characteristics that make people feel socially awkward can be the same traits that propel them toward extraordinary achievements. 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.

ABOUT TY TASHIRO


TY TASHIRO is an author, social scientist, speaker, and relationship expert. In his forthcoming book, AWKWARD: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome, he explains why modern social life can feel awkward for all of us and why some of the same characteristics that make people awkward can also propel them toward extraordinary achievements.Ty 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.

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