The narration was fine most of the time. The narrator often had a voice that sounded like she was a doll or consoling a child. It just felt like she was trying to sound extra girly and her voice was an octave higher than it should be. The topic of this book made me feel like that kind of sound was not appropriate for the book. The editing made it so it was sway between these different tones, I didn't love it. I didn't let these feelings ruin the book for me. I just would have preferred a different narrator.
Due to the statistics and facts that accompany each anecdote it would make it a bit painful to listen to in one sitting.
For the most part, I really liked her message. I like the stuff about work, but things related to having kids doesn't apply to me right now, so I found it less interesting. I think this book is definitely worth the read.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
Lean In is a book full of Sheryl Sandberg's lessons learned. It is a great listen with some good advice and a lot of common sense. If you talk to someone and s/he trivializes the contents of this book, s/he either hasn't listened to or read it or s/he didn't pay attention. Anyone who is paying attention to the contents of this book will finish it knowing s/he has a plan to obtain his/her dreams whatever they are.
After listening to this, I felt compelled to purchase two copies. One was for my sister and one to keep and share with my daughters. THAT is how good this book is. I continue to flip through it and have pages marked for use to write cover letters, research papers and classroom discussions.
Avid reader of classics and fiction, history and well-written genre novels. Music lover and huge audiobook fan.
I initially refused to consider reading this because I find business books boring and underwritten -two ideas, two hundred pages. Most would make a reasonable serious business journal article at best. This book is not a lot different, lots of ego and anecdotes, but also some very useful perspectives and ideas that would have made a nice substantive article.
That said, I agree with much of what Sandberg says and I agree with her general point on how badly things are going for working women in our country relative to their potential to have more fulfilling and more meaningful careers whether at home or at the office depending on their ability to negotiate more manageable work loads in the home and the office. I salute her for standing up and saying so and for her commitment to being a feminist when so many women are willing to take the fruits of the women's movement but unwilling to fight anyone other than themselves.
I enjoyed the book, but it could have been an article….
Sheryl's writing is very engaging & the narrator voice was enjoyable to listen to.
I felt inspired to lean in.
I really enjoyed Sheryl's writing. She is such an engaging speaker & writer. Very happy that I read/listened to it. Will listen to it again.
Once I got passed the first Chapter, I this ranks as excellent information that I will utilize.
Yes, every manager male or female will benefit.
No however I wish Brene Brown had hired her for her books.
I resonated with the information.
Format and the context were well defined and flowed.
The narration is great and the story fantastic. She expose herself to the real world and exactly what each business women is facing. I relate to each story and also got some fantastic insight on what not to do !
All the funny stories about managing husband and children as well as taking stands in negotiating salary.
Do what you feel is best for the business take insight from others but don't take a mentor !
No. There were a couple of points I liked, but overall she didn't have a lot of recommendations on how to change gender inequality. She just pointed to the obvious notion that there is a gender inequality. I hated the fact that she described herself as a whale when she was pregnant. How awful. Also, I didn't get the point that she wants to be treated equal but yet asks for benefits for parking at her job. I don't understand how she champions gender equality but yet asks to be treated differently from others. Men don't get this treatment or special parking spaces.
I've never read one before.
Good. A little young.
To confront problems head on and to sit at the table.
I would definitely recommend and have already recommended this book to quite a few women/men that I know. Some men are still skeptical about reading it. I think everyone whether they're working or not needs to understand the biases of the world so true equality is achieved.
These are situations most working and non-working women face. These was well described with anecdotes and her reactions were realistic and the way she handled them was brave.
I feel this book was mostly unbiased and showed attitudes of women towards men just as much as it showed attitude of women towards women and men towards women.
She was very expressive and in most parts could relate to the tone in her voice. So, yes!
I did not listen to this in one sitting, I listened to it on my car phone during my long commute to work through multiple days
I didn't like how high-pitched the narrator's voice was. It sounded too young, almost girlish. After a while, I got used to it. It wasn't so bad that I stopped listening, but it was annoying.
It actually takes a while to digest and consider some of the points Sheryl Sandberg makes. I just finished it this week, and may go through and read it again soon. I don't agree with all of the points she makes, but some of them are definitely worth considering and discussing with others in my workplace.
I remember when this came out and she was on the interview circuit. A lot of TV pundits criticized her or the book without actually reading what she said--both liberals and conservatives. They probably had an intern read it and made a book report. It's works better has a whole, rather than isolated bullet points. I would recommend it to anyone who shares a workplace or a home with a woman or mother. There are points for both men and women to consider.