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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead | [Sheryl Sandberg]

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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.
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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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    Kim LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA, United States 02-10-14
    Kim LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Just the thing I needed to hear as a professional"
    Would you listen to Lean In again? Why?

    Yes - very inspirational and motivating to hear


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's something nearly all professional women can relate to and help us to understand the importance of finding the right partner.


    What about Elisa Donovan’s performance did you like?

    Very soothing voice and comforting to listen to.


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

    No - I listened to it in several separate sittings.


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    Nicole Pacifica, CA, United States 01-29-14
    Nicole Pacifica, CA, United States 01-29-14
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    "Good read- brings up important issues/ perspective"
    What did you like best about Lean In? What did you like least?

    I thought she did a good job of handling the difficult topic delicately. I also like how she makes a point of saying how important it is to involve men in these issues. My least favorite- I probably would have skimmed some parts if I was reading vs. listening in the car because it can get a little repetitive or dreamy at times.


    What didn’t you like about Elisa Donovan’s performance?

    She overdoes the intonations in her voice (not every word has to be emphasized). It was okay at the beginning but annoyed me by the end (even spread out over months).


    Did Lean In inspire you to do anything?

    It may have given me a better framework for discussing this issues, possibly even outside of a circle of women.


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    Teka 01-26-14
    Teka 01-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this audio book!"
    Where does Lean In rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audio book is top notch. I finished it in less than one week during my 30-minute commute to and from work. I was hooked and even listened while getting ready in the morning and working out at the gym. The information was very useful and the stories were relatable and often funny.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lean In?

    I really enjoyed when she recounted her decision to work at Google and she had a spread sheet that detailed all the pros and cons of each job offer. I liked when she said growth potential is the most important aspect of any job. If you are on a rocket ship, take any seat you can get.


    What about Elisa Donovan’s performance did you like?

    She really captured the proper tone of the book. It felt like I was listening to a great speech rather than an audio book. She was very conversational and engaging.


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

    Yes. I would have if I could.


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    Samuel Odewale TULSA, OK, United States 01-20-14
    Samuel Odewale TULSA, OK, United States 01-20-14 Member Since 2015

    In hot pursuit of life's understanding

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It really challenged me to think about creative ways to help my wife and daughter be all they can be!


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    Shopcoholic55 Corvallis, Oregon, United States 01-18-14
    Shopcoholic55 Corvallis, Oregon, United States 01-18-14
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    There are many better books than this one. This book does not exceed any discussion on TV morning show or a good journal article. She should say it a shorter, condensed way; chewing the same topic for a couple of hours is just wasting of our time.


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    Dan Miller 01-15-14
    Dan Miller 01-15-14

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    Could be encouraging for female professionals but it seemed to be more about anger at the males than about success.


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    brent KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 12-28-13
    brent KNOXVILLE, TN, United States 12-28-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Eyebrow raising, not eye opening"

    From a guy's perspective:

    As the Forbes 8th Most Powerful Woman this book had the potential to reach and change many minds and I wish it had been more professionally written. There are FAR TOO MANY generalizations and NEEDS MORE research based evidence.

    Sheryl is a self-described workaholic, has never had a female boss, Harvard undergrad and Harvard MBA, previous Starbucks Board Member with a $280,000 salary (according to Techcrunch), early employee and V.P. at Google, Facebook COO... this is her story of work-life balance with two kids and a husband who sold a company to Yahoo. It's not for everyone.

    Let me know if this was helpful to you?

    Read on!

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    Sandra 12-18-13
    Sandra 12-18-13
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    I read books like this because I think I should. This one I actually enjoyed and couldn't wait to plug into!


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    Amazon shopper 11-20-13
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    "Sandberg is an inspiring career coach"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Listening to the book made me feel motivated and encouraged to pursue my career goals, as I hoped it would.


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    Amazon Customer Clearfield, Utah, United States 11-14-13
    Amazon Customer Clearfield, Utah, United States 11-14-13 Member Since 2012

    I love being able to listen to books any time any place.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this book I have recommended it to many of my friends and family. I feel that this book help to give a voice to women everywhere both in the workforce and on the home front.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that she was able to draw on personal expertise and explain feelings and emotions of the hard work that women do.


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