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Lean In Audiobook
Lean In
Written by: 
Sheryl Sandberg
Narrated by: 
Elisa Donovan
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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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    Kara 05-26-15
    Kara 05-26-15
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    "Good book for women"

    I enjoyed listening to the author's experiences and advice on leadership and the way it is for women leaders. A particularly good read for women with families and children.

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    M. McClain Atlanta, GA 05-24-15
    M. McClain Atlanta, GA 05-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Thank you Sheryl for sharing !! We need more of that from leadership . This book made me realize I have been auk get it too safe and need to get on the jungle gym to progress in my career.

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    Amazon Customer 05-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Marginal"

    This book was inspiring at times and at times I felt like I didn't need another person telling me I was over-extended. The mentoring chapter was refreshing upbeat and contained great advice for all employees.

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    Beth Alison Maloney Boston 05-14-15
    Beth Alison Maloney Boston 05-14-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Listen In"

    I Loved every minute, learned a lot, and was Sorry when it ended. Might listen to this again. The End

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    Lauren 05-06-15
    Lauren 05-06-15
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    "Phenomenal!"

    An absolute encouragement to both men and women! And a beautiful insight to her amazing late husband Dave Goldberg and his contributions to her beliefs and success! This is a must read!

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    dubem 05-06-15
    dubem 05-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good stuuf"

    Good points and and I've from Sheryl. Just have to remember that the lottery of birth places a key role in our ability to make such changes.

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    Amy Marshall 05-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very inspiring book! Every leader should read this"

    I'm going to get this for all of my managers and supervisors to read! Excellent for both men and women. Truly has great insights for increasing opportunities for women.

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    Eric Rodriguez Houston, Tx United States 04-30-15
    Eric Rodriguez Houston, Tx United States 04-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic book for everyone!"

    This book definitely met my expectations. As a husband, father and manager, this book is an inspiration. Great insight and call to action to make a positive difference in our community, workplace and society.

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    Natasha Tennyson 04-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So inspirational!"

    If you are woman, man, manager, parent, working parent, stay at home parent, soon to be parent, or just a person interested in equality for all... READ THIS BOOK!

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    Chrissy 04-28-15
    Chrissy 04-28-15
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    "Excellent book!"

    When I started reading the book I was like this does not pertain to me at all. But I made a commitment to finish it. I recommend this book to both men and women. You will have the opportunity to learn about yourself.

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  • Laura
    9/8/15
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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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  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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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