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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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    Kelly M. 02-09-16
    Kelly M. 02-09-16
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    "Better than I expected"

    Lots of personal stories make this book a fun listen. The author is very frank about her privilege, something that I found refreshing and candid.

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    Fran 02-04-16
    Fran 02-04-16
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    "Excellent, should be required in high school"
    Would you listen to Lean In again? Why?

    Yes, I will read it again.


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

    Elisa Donovan narrates as though it is a conversation with Sheryl Sandberg.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a must read for all young people entering the workforce, both men and women!

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    Whitney 01-31-16
    Whitney 01-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Every young woman should read"

    I wish I had had this book years ago. I think every young woman going into the workplace needs to read lean in.

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    Jane Austen Reader Twin Lakes, Idaho United States 01-26-16
    Jane Austen Reader Twin Lakes, Idaho United States 01-26-16

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    "A great book for all men and all women."

    It would change the world in a positive way if all men and all women began to practice some of the ideas that are shared by Sheryl Sandberg.

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    Meredith 01-23-16
    Meredith 01-23-16
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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 2017

    research scientist

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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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