I'm hitting 60. I'm a successful woman. I'm a multiple entrepreneur. I'm even the incoming president of my Rotary club.
So I was skeptical. I couldn't imagine what this "child" who is my daughter's age could tell me about working in a world of men.
But Sheryl Sandberg speaks truth. And the truth that she spoke resonates...so much so that I found myself on the verge of tears at times, realizing that finally someone had the courage to verbalize the crap I've had to silently endure and the games I've had to surreptitiously play.
So now I'm buying copies of the book for young female colleagues who are facing the same, same, SAME crap that I have struggled so hard and so long to overcome.
Thank you Sheryl for being a strong, clear voice of assurance in the meandering wilderness of the business world. Where well-meaning men unwittingly demean us and vindictive men intentionally assault us.
It's good to be reminded that each one of us is not alone in the daily flight to strike a balance between what we want and what the world expects of us.
When my marriage was falling apart, I honestly thought I was going insane. I was always the lucky one. I had a marriage that I thought would last forever. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that the old cliché of "a woman half my age" would be the unraveling of my life.
But it happened.
Fortunately, by some miracle I stumbled across the audio tape version of this book at my local library. It took me years to find the digital audiobook version--and when I finally did, I bought it and listened to it from a different, wiser perspective.
In each instance, this book rekindled my joy, hope, and confidence. I would recommend it to any woman who's been hurt and needs the strength to crawl out of bed and carry on.
It seems strange that an audiobook would give you that kind of strength, especially one that's just fiction, but ithis one works!
Entertaining, sad & troubling
I'm a HUGE fan of Kellerman's Decker/Lazarus novels. And I greatly appreciate that sequels are often not as good as the original story. But the ending of this one seemed abrupt and uneasy...as though she wasn't quite certain what to do with it. However, it does move their love story along. But it isn't as though Mik and Honey provides any answers for how Decker managed to wrestle his religious doubts into submission.
When Decker showed up drunk at Rina's house and then blamed her for the outcome.
Mitch Greenberg is a wizard with voices and accents. Really quite talented. And I greatly appreciate that he has been able to narrate the entire series. I really hate it when the narrator changes in the middle of a series and then the characters change entirely with the new interpretations by the new narrator. Please don't EVER switch from Mitch!!
The death of the street kid who looked like Cindy.
This was a great story. I really didn't know what to expect, but it pulled me into the series in a very enticing manner by teaching me about a community I never actually understood. Even better, I was able to empathize and identify with the subjects as people, not as mere story characters!
I really apprecieated hearing the Jewish pronunciation of the many Yiddish terms in the book. I would likely have not guessed the correct pronunciation if I had simply read a printed book on my own.
Try it. You'll like it!
Tim Ferris has constructed a book that smart people will put into action before the whole concept implodes upon itself. What he has to say about outsourcing is absolutely true TODAY. However, it's like the idea of a completely service-based society: if everyone makes money by washing other people's clothes, eventually everyone will starve to death. You see, he says outsource your work to make big bucks. But if everyone ends up outsourcing, who's left to purchase what you're outsourcing? Someone has to actually grow or manufacture or build or do SOMETHING physical that will only be outsource-able to a point. It's really the dilemma the US is facing with illegal aliens: they are needed to do the physical work at "poverty" wages because no one else is willing to--until those "illegals" end up doing better than many of the citizens that consider themselves too "good" to labor in the fields and sweatshops. In short, Ferris delivers great resources, but he also makes no apologies for being shockingly self-centered (note how he became a world kick-boxing champion) nor for his position that rule-bending (if not outright lying) is essential in the process of getting ahead. That attitude bothers me, personally...but it probably resonates with much of Gen X and Y. Hence, I gave this book a one-star demerit for morals.
It is stunning how the authors have accurately assessed the difference between companies and managers who are effective at execution and which ones aren't. I had to agree with each premise and conclusion they offered. Then I ran out and bought copies to share with other business owners. Deifinitely a "must read" for anyone seeking results.
As always, Harvey Mackay is right on target with his insights and recommendations. Follow his lead and you'll succeed in life as well as business.
This book is a "must read" for anyone in business today. Its communication insights are absolutely on target.
Just buy it.
I first noticed this book while standing in line to board a plane. I asked the guy, "Is it any good?" He looked me dead in the eye and gave an emphatic, "Oh yeah." I have to agree. It really is a "MUST READ" book for anyone serious about communicating ideas.
Talk about sexual obsession. The author's non-stop gotta-get-laid commentaries rapidly overshadowed the message he was trying to deliver. Save your money. There are other authors who have more to offer without resorting to the use of offending language.
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