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Lean In Audiobook

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and power - grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in 2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled. The talk became a phenomenon and has since been viewed nearly 2,000,000 times. In Lean In, she fuses humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages. Sandberg has an uncanny gift for cutting through layers of ambiguity that surround working women, and in Lean In she grapples, piercingly, with the great questions of modern life. Her message to women is overwhelmingly positive. She is a trailblazing model for the ideas she so passionately espouses, and she's on the pulse of a topic that has never been more relevant.

©2013 Sheryl Sandberg; 2013 Random House Audio

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    Meredith 01-23-16
    Meredith 01-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Reinvigorated me"
    Would you listen to Lean In again? Why?

    So many great tips that I would definitely listen again - with a notebook this time - so I could jot all of the tips down!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously my favorite character was Sheryl Sandberg as this book was choc full of anecdotes from her professional career.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wouldn't listen to this in one sitting just because there are SO MANY great tips to try and absorb.


    Any additional comments?

    Entering my 8th year of my career, I was feeling apathetic toward my job. This book invigorated me and recharged my confidence levels. I put her advice into practice immediately and have been LEANING IN!

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    H. McKay Dallas, GA United States 01-22-16
    H. McKay Dallas, GA United States 01-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    Such an accurate depiction of how so many of us act, think & feel as women.

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    Kindle Customer Hanover, NH 01-16-16
    Kindle Customer Hanover, NH 01-16-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Not just for women"

    I have three daughters therefore I thought this book would be helpful in guiding their futures it is not just for women. Her words on marriage and how much personal relationships being in the business world are invaluable.

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    jacquelyn 01-11-16
    jacquelyn 01-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I have this book on repeat"

    Loved this book. Listening to it mores than once to catch anything I've missed and as a constant booster.

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    A. R. W Chicago, IL 01-10-16
    A. R. W Chicago, IL 01-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Got bored with it"

    Felt like she could've said the same thing in half the time.

    I'm a mom of 2 and work full time. I struggle with guilt every day bc I would rather be with my kids and work part time. I don't agree with the lean in idea for women to "be more equal to men"... I think that we shouldn't try to be equal, we should just work to be our best. Stop comparing us to men. Sorry you had those experiences, but not everyone does... Maybe it's just what you drew into your life.

    Also didn't like the narrators voice. She sounded too young for me. Was looking for a more mature voice.

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    reviewer CA, USA 01-08-16
    reviewer CA, USA 01-08-16 Member Since 2015

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    "didn't like narrator"

    read the first chapter and returned it. good content though. i liked her personal stories.

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    Nina 01-08-16
    Nina 01-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read"

    A fantastic book, a must read for all women! Especially, new mothers and women expecting!

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    Amanda Elgin, OK 01-04-16
    Amanda Elgin, OK 01-04-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Great book and narrator!"

    This is an excellent listen for not only female professionals but any leader in corporate America. I felt like Sandberg was speaking directly to me! Very motivating and well-researched. Elisa Donovan is a good choice for narrator.

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    Greg 01-04-16
    Greg 01-04-16
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    "Everyone needs this book"

    I have never felt so empowered by knowledge. The book enlightened me. It is such an important book for women, of course, but it is just as important for men. As a man I am better for reading it. This book changed me in the best possible way. READ/LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! it is amazing

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    gaja 01-02-16
    gaja 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I needed to hear it!"

    Thank you Sheryl for writing this book. I am one of those who are against feminism but once realize what is the definition of feminism, all for it. Listening to this book helped me with to recognize the hesitation within me when faced with great opportunities. The guilt of working full time, balancing family and professional life, she nailed it. The research data on gender differences/ expectations in the workplace and at home. The info on the Hilda and Herold experiment. Those are all so helpful with understanding the world around and identify need for change.

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  • Laura
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    "Fantastic!! A must read for women and men!"

    Inspiring, engaging and very interesting. Excellent narrative, uses data and information from a variety of sources to make objective points.

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  • Harriet
    8/26/16
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    "Inspirational"

    I loved this book - so inspiring and helped me to realise it's ok to be ambitious, it's ok to love my child but also love my job. A must read for all men and women. Will be recommending it to my husband, sister, best friend and boss.

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  • Lampy
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    "Narrator a tad annoying"

    I like the book, everyone raves about it for good reason.

    I found the narrator really annoying but pushed through it - very heavily nasal and switches to a whiney voice when talking about being a mother.

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  • Xiomara
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    6/18/16
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    "Powerful book to read a couple of times!"

    Great inspiration to support one another. A good mix of memories and career tips and motivation.

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/19/16
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    "truly inspiring!"

    The book really highlights the gender bias in both men and women and does a great job in challenging each one. I felt very empowered after reading this. It made me realise we all have to play a part in making the gender gap smaller. The only part of the book I sometimes struggled with is the social class difference between her and I. Being a COO makes her very privileged so in some parts I couldn't relate. But overall, a great listen!

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  • Bernice
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    3/31/16
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    "Lead On!"

    This book is very good and a must for any working woman (and man) especially if you have children and are trying to balance life and work.

    However, I could not help thinking that Sheryl comes from a more privileged and secure place than most of the women that I know, so may have more choices as a result. Some of this she acknowledges. (This is not to diminish her achievements or to dismiss the principles she proposes.) Only to say that many women, including myself, may not have her abilities or some of the support systems she refers to. But she is a great leader and this is a great book.

    I have wanted to listen to this book for a long time and it did not disappoint.

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  • FKblue
    3/27/16
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    "Interesting."

    Having watched Sheryl on Oprah and listened to her TED talk, I was interested to find out more. As a leader and mother myself, I could empathise and sympathise with a lot of her reflections and experiences. I wouldn't let the American Business world references put you off too much. I would recommend this to all working women with a family.

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  • Ms R J Williams
    3/11/16
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    "Bad voice !"

    I want listen to the book but can't as it sounds like a computer sorry

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kristina
    11/30/15
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    "Incredibly insightful and inspirational"

    I absolutely loved this book. Definitely recommend it to everyone who's interested in a more equal world.

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  • Amazon Customer
    9/10/15
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    "Fantastic, thought provoking listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Lean In the most enjoyable?

    I was a bit worried that I might not enjoy the book,that it might focus too much on ambition, getting ahead at any cost but it didn't at all. I found it extremely interesting and could relate to a lot of what Sheryl had written. Although I don't see myself as either sexist or a victim or sexism, there were some scenarios and examples given which made me realise that sometimes certain views or attitudes are so entrenched that we aren't even conscious of them.


    What does Elisa Donovan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She was a fantastic narrator, so natural you felt as she was just talking to you rather than reading someone else's words.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she spoke about her (now late) husband supports her and their family so much. How it isn't easy juggling responsibilities but she knows what a great team they make, and how it gives her reassurance that they will cope with any future difficulties.


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