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.
I sometimes have a difficult time reading books like this. Often i'll get bored or hung up on a chapter and just stop reading. Listening to a book like this allowed me to just kind of tune out the parts I wasn't interested in, and to push through and finish it.
I think in many ways the book would have been more successful had she interviewed and reported on women in diverse socioeconomic classes and industries. I know that authors cannot be everything to everyone- but about 80% of the time I felt like Sandberg's advice really did only apply to about 1% of people.
Feeling, understanding, young.
This book was great, very empowering as a woman. It gave me the tools to have a different mindset when heading out in the workforce. Towards the end of the book there was a lot of talk about kids and a working executive mother and the difficulties. I have no children so this part dragged for me. Overall very motivating and eye opening to see how woman talk themselves down in the workforce.
I've loved reading since I first learned. However, as a victim of motion sickness Audible is a savior. Getting my fix on the go!
As an almost 30 year old who has just made a career transition, this book is excellent. My new employer was recommending this book and I decided to give it a listen. It is not a very long book and so gives for a relatively quick listen.
Sheryl has been around the block and has interesting advice and suggestions, from her equal marriage with her husband to thinking about people with needs around you, that push a person to become a leader.
I will take her advice with me in this new career and hope to make myself a presence in a positive way.
The book made me laugh, cry and Lean into the table.
It was great to know the fact that I am hated at my job might just mean that I am doing the job better than any man there.
When she mentioned that we must sit at the table. I actually remember one meeting where I chose not to sit at the table which was not that detrimental, as it turned out, but I now make a habit of sitting at the table and speaking up, even at the risk of looking like a newb.
This is an important book for both women and men to read to understand why we still must fight for equality. I am a feminist because feminism means questioning the current social and cultural norms and asking why is it like that and why does it have to be that way? Gender stereotypes and gender-based predjudices hurt everyone because they keep people from being their true selves and striving toward their true calling whether it be a woman as a CEO or a man as a stay at home dad. Women's rights are human rights and this book is a gentle, relateable reminder why it is important to acknowledge unfair, entrenched practices (for both genders!) and ask how we can level the playing field so that we can all be in the game! Or at the table! Oh and just to be clear: this book is not a feminist manifesto or anything political. It's about how we can all work towards a fairer workplace and home -for everybody involved. We're all in this together.