Growing up as a Russian immigrant in West Texas, Olga Khazan always felt there was something different about her. As she embarked on a science career, she realized there were psychological connections between this feeling of being an outsider and both her struggles and successes later in life. Exploring why we crave conformity, how that affects people who are different, and what they can do about it, Khazan interviews a woman who is professionally surrounded by men, a liberal in a conservative area, and a Muslim in a predominantly Christian town.
Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World
Author: Olga Khazan.