Probably not. I enjoyed hearing about Sheryl's life and I like her, but her philosophical slant doesn't ring true.
I'm always interested in conceptual autobiography (what I've learned from what I've done), but will remain cold toward "women's books".
Good company on a long drive, but a little self-conscious in tone.
I am an engineer who has thrived in the oilfield for 34 years. I've made a good living, I worked up quickly to middle management in a mid-sized company. I stepped out on my own to supervise on-site drilling rig activity for 15 yrs. I am also female with one marriage thru it all, and a wonderful daughter in a happy marriage of her own.
I don't usually listen to "chick politics", but try to expand my brain a little sometimes. I bought this book because of high reviews. It was very enlightening, but I strongly disagree that women "should" be in the work force, that special provision is due them, and that children do fine in childcare.
I don't know anything about the computer world, In general industry, women should have an opportunity to contribute if they are so inclined, but must be polite about the fact that they are stepping into a world different than themselves. We must keep in mind that businesses run to make a profit for owners/stockholders, not to step in line with a political agenda. In addition, the affected families need to grapple with the realities of loosing access to a mother -- this is not a small sacrifice.
I thought that this book had a few good points, but I felt that Sheryl Sandberg needed to be 20 years older than she claims to have experienced some of the discrimination she describes.
I did think the "Will you be my mentor?" section was very good. And some of her points about negotiation were depressingly accurate.
The book as a whole has sparked some great conversation and I value that.
yes. The narration was fine, just not particularly memorable.
Not unless there is new information to impart.
I would to give me a push to go for it....what ever it may be.
I liked that I related to a lot of what she went through as she moved up in her career. It made me feel like I "wasn't the only one" that believed I was a fraud.... You have to read the book to understand that statement.
Don't leave before you leave! Why give up on something when it's not even time yet, and you don't know what great opportunities lie in front of you
The delivery of this audio book was great. I often thought I was listening to Sheryl herself.
Support fellow women.
I felt like it was Sheryl speaking to me, even though I've not heard her speak before. She has a friendly voice, easy to follow and nice to listen to.
Several places. I think when she talks about motherhood and working, I really felt like I understood better how to think about the struggles and challenges that both working moms, stay at home moms, and those who are not moms each have something special to offer. And each has their own guilt, trepidation and frustration as a working professional.
When I first heard about this book, I had no desire to read it. Now I am glad I did. It is instructive for any one who works, lives with or communicates with other people. Yes, it is mostly about women and work and family but Sandberg's insights into how to have the life you want apply to everyone. The narration was good, and Sandberg injects some humor into some of her anecdotes. It was enjoyable to listen to, and compelling to think about. In fact, I think I may listen to it again.
This is a wonderful book. I couldn't stop listening to the audio, and finished in two days worth of commutes to work! I will be buying the hardcopy for many friends and family as gifts!
Empowering, Accessible, Candid
No other comparisons, since I don't often read non-fiction
One thing that stuck with me was her story about her negotiating her deal at Facebook.
The validation that working mothers are not allowing career or selfish desires to supersede "mothering" in the traditional tense. I am a wonderful mother of wonderful children who will learn from my example that women do not need to subordinate themselves to fit in. And that I did not over do mothering activites to prove myself.
Loved her emotion and passion for the topic.
i dont know??
I would recommend this, depending on who the friend was. While I think the message is important for many people, I think that only certain people are really open to hearing it.
Sheryl was open and honest about her own shortcomings, which "gives permission" to other people to own up to their own difficulties. It is always easiest to admit there is a problem when other people have already admitted the same.
I think the message that Sheryl Sandberg is looking to get across is an important one. I think she has the opportunity to make some incredible headway helping women make changes to help themselves. Her honesty and openness are welcome in an arena that often shies away from being too honest.