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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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    Jacquelin 07-14-15
    Jacquelin 07-14-15
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    "Prepared to Lean In even more going forward"

    This book is a good reality check for female manages, like me, particularly in male dominated fields. After working in a predominately male world most of my career, I had become blind to trends and immune to activities that have been reframed by this book. Not any more....

    This book is also a great read for men - we women can't do it alone, you have a very important role.

    Fantastic book!

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    Kira 07-14-15
    Kira 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Thoughtful & Better than Expected"

    When I first considered buying this book I was turned off by a lot of the negative press and social media banter about it. Many sides of the debate seemed to think she had a problematic position, demanding too much of women or belittling her cause or talking about problems that didn't exist or insulting men in some way.

    None of that is true.

    There is a lot to say about the problems this book addresses and I feel she both recognizes this and provides thoughtful, relevant summaries of not only the problems but how it affects *everyone*. It's very thoughtful, clear and purposeful. A good read that encourages further discussion.

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    bljukich 07-10-15
    bljukich 07-10-15
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    "What she said!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lean In?

    Sheryl Sandberg is insightful and has the ability to communicate the thoughts and feelings of professional struggles many women have encountered. The message in Lean In is relevant to fresh college graduates and seasoned professional woman alike. As a 30+ year corporate veteran, I have witnessed and personally experienced many moments eloquently and boldy expressed in Lean In.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Sit at the table! It is with this mental image presented in Lean In that I now enjoy sitting in the midst of the men at the large confrence table. Sometimes met with uncomfortable looks from woman colleges but always encouraging my fellow women to join me.


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    Kimberley 07-08-15
    Kimberley 07-08-15
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    "I didn't even read this book."

    They just put this book in mg library. I ddint even want it. It wasted my credit. Like what the hell man.

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    Bob 07-05-15
    Bob 07-05-15
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    "Ok"

    Wish we heard more about her career and how she navigated corporate environment.

    I thought that more interesting than all the stats she gave.

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    s Kailua Kona, HI, United States 07-04-15
    s Kailua Kona, HI, United States 07-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Spot on."

    As a female in the brewing industry who has just landed a managerial role at a relatively young age, Sheryl's words hit close to home. I'd say that the "imposter syndrome" resonated the most and is something that I live with every time I get to work. I had to force myself to accept many topics that she covered--as she pointed out, it can be hard for a woman to admit they are feminists. Even typing that is hard.

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    Jesusa H. Chua NJ 07-03-15
    Jesusa H. Chua NJ 07-03-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Good ideas on today's world for women"

    A good read/listen. Time will tell if the author's ideas make the world a more equal place to live in.

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    Gina 06-29-15
    Gina 06-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Powerful, a must read!"

    To the men and women out there who see a better future for themselves first and who would like to make a better future for their children, boys and girls.

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    Kellie Hayes Kahveci 06-27-15
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    "Insightful"

    I found Ms Sandberg's provocative and insightful. Thank you for taking the time to write this book!

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    Jacqueline M B 06-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am happy I listened to it, rather than read it. The reader sounds very much like Sandberg and I found it was like listening to a mentor tell her story. Filled with honestly, openness and great advice, I felt the book gave me another way to view women in the workforce and how much we hold ourselves back at times. Highly recommend!

    I also think It should be required reading for all men.


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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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    8/3/16
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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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    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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