I would recommend this book to women in their mid-20s and less so to women in college, since a lot of it deals with balancing family and work. If you already know a lot about gender inequality in the workplace you may not learn as much as women who are unaware of the disparities, so it would be a great book to give to a woman who you think is struggling to organize her career, to negotiate, to be treated with respect, etc. It could be given to men though I find the book difficult to get through as a woman and think men could benefit as much from skimming it or reading articles that elaborate on the many points that Sheryl Sandberg touches upon.
This book is useful but I give it 4 stars because it is only the start of a conversation and because I believe that it's usefulness has been blown out of proportion in the feminist tech movement.
I love this book! It was so easy to get through. the narrator reads it perfectly. I found myself laughing out loud several times. I also found myself cringing as she touched on areas I know I need to improve on. This book is well worth your time. I know I will definitely keep this in my library to revisit.
Yes, to my female friends, but with some caveats/disclaimers that the book was written with one very small audience in mind.
She nailed portions of the book, but her voice was distracting in others. I found it particularly distracting when she would re-record a word, phrase, or name and insert it into the reading - the change in voice/tone/inflection, etc. was always very apparent. ALong the same line, I could usually tell when she had finished a recording session and started another because the voice changed.
Yes. THe author needs to fill in the gaping holes that weren't addressed in this book; for instance, she needs to target an audience that seeks to take leadership in more commonplace industries and geographies.
I'm thankful for Sheryl Sandberg's insights, passion, and expertise, as she exposes issues and gracefully enters conversation about a very challenging and important topic. It is a must-read for men and women alike.
As a minority in corporate America, the feelings and accounts shared by Sheryl are relatable. While I felt empathy, I also enjoyed the lessons in career management. I have already begun recommending this book to a diverse set of professionals.
Kate Croskery Jones
this is an excellent read for anyone hoping for a more just world. well written. and read well.