The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World
By Olga Khazan
Olga Khazan knows a thing or two about being different: She grew up as a Russian immigrant in West Texas.
"Being weird feels like showing up alone to a party where you only know the host, except the host is in the bathroom.... Except the party is your life," Khazan writes. Weird can be hard sometimes, but it can also be an advantage. Maybe you're not weird per se, but you have social anxiety or impostor syndrome.
In researching the book, Khazan spoke to people who were different in one...