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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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    Lynn Irving, TX USA 09-08-15
    Lynn Irving, TX USA 09-08-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great book to start with"
    What did you love best about Lean In?

    This was my first book to read & understand how to better position myself at my company. It uses stories to illustrate the message contained within, which makes the book even more entertaining and helps the reader better understand. I really believe that thus us a must read for women in the workplace.


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

    Yes.


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    StockWizDiva 09-07-15
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    "inspirational and reassuring for ambitious women "

    It's reassuring for women who feel like everyone is trying to put them in a box.

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    Kitty 08-29-15
    Kitty 08-29-15 Member Since 2017
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    "chapter 10 and 11 on point great for mothers"

    Loved the book I do not have children that I did not relate but valued the information it provided chapters 10 and 11 resonated with me most and it's insight on sexism in the workplace the information is invaluable.

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    Citizen D. New York 08-23-15
    Citizen D. New York 08-23-15 Member Since 2014

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

    I would recommend this book. Sheryl sounds like an amazing person and I think she is truly passionate about helping women "lean in". We need more people like her.


    What other book might you compare Lean In to and why?

    I recommend any book by -or about- Ayn Rand. It's about the producers in the world. Only capitalism creates wealth. Sheryl has been involved with companies that create wealth. Celebrate the producers in this world.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Deliberate Passion.


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    M. 08-22-15
    M. 08-22-15
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    "Time is the most valuable resource..."
    What would have made Lean In better?

    As a career oriented, successful and ambitious woman who works 50-90 hours a week (and has been for the past 18 years!) I thought I would enjoy this book. Well... I did NOT.

    All this talk about getting ahead in the rat race made me decide to make a career change - to more normal hours and prioritizing my family and friends more - by taking either on a project less here and there or even switching to something else entirely instead of squeezing it all on top of each other and the constant busy-ness.

    Life is so short, I don't just want to be a super human time organizer and task master (which a lot of the book is about), I want to enjoy it without rushing through my days. Have you ever been irritable because you were tired, stressed or occupied with work and brushed someone who cares about you off, maybe hurt them with your absence time and time again? I have.

    After losing a loved one or a family pet what I think about is the time I spent with them, not what I could afford financially or my career. Sometimes all we want is more time which money cannot buy...


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    BB 08-20-15
    BB 08-20-15
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    "Leaning In"
    What did you love best about Lean In?

    I appreciate the truths about womanhood and the difficulty we have with speaking up and the hardships we have with being heard.


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

    2 Concurrent goals: long term dream and 18 month plan


    What about Elisa Donovan’s performance did you like?

    Perfect pitch! Motivating voice!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Time waits for no one: #leaninnow


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    Cheryl Munn Wright 08-19-15
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    "Excellent"

    I wish I could have read this book decades ago when I began my career. I'm buying a copy for my 22 year old daughter who just graduated from college and is starting her first 'real' job. The book is full of insight and helpful information.

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    Susan Berston San Francisco, CA USA 08-15-15
    Susan Berston San Francisco, CA USA 08-15-15

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    "Game changing"

    Loved every second of this book.
    However, listening made me sad about her husband's sudden death.

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    Asnat Bloch Damti 08-13-15 Member Since 2013
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    "excellent overview of modern feministic direction."

    excellent overview of modern feministic direction. an eye opener on recent studies and a heart opener for female solidarity andhope
    a must read book for both genders

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    Suresh R Chitturi Hydrabad, AP India 08-09-15
    Suresh R Chitturi Hydrabad, AP India 08-09-15 Member Since 2016

    Deal with millions of Chicks, for a living. Photographer. Traveller, Tech Buff, love APPLE, Steve Jobs.

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    "Must read for all leaders"

    Was worth listening/reading. Got some important and well needed perspective.
    I would say most of the points are relevant to all, especially all who are under represented, low on confidence & discriminated. That said I accept & appreciate her fight for more respect, rights and opportunities for women

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  • Anita Solanke
    9/26/16
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    "As a black woman let me say this!"

    So many people who reviewed this had said it was hard to relate to her because she was Jewish and came from a middle class background. As a black woman from the lower class background I still found myself nodding and even clapping along to what was being said. This is a MUST read.

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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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  • Fatima
    2/8/17
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    "intresting"

    Definitely gave me a new perspective, made me look from a different angle. thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
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    2/6/17
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    "Fantastic"

    One if the best books I've listened to on audible, definitely read or listen to this book

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  • Martina Dvorakova
    2/1/17
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    "Great book!"

    A good narrator, great topic of the book. I have only realised how very relevant it is upon reading it. I enjoyed the own-life stories and the data support. Highly recommended!

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  • E. Pirrie
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    1/3/17
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    "This should be school curriculum reading"
    Would you listen to Lean In again? Why?

    I have listened to it twice already. There are stories and facts and figures that I want to be able to quote to people.


    What other book might you compare Lean In to, and why?

    Shona Rhimes, year of yes. Both are inspiring books that every young person (of any gender) should read before leaving school.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Elisa Donovan?

    Yes, although her voice gets a little irritating if you listen for too long. I gave performance 3 stars simply because it would have been nice is Sheryl herself had narrated it.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    At many times I was shocked to hear how Sheryl and other women have been treated in the workplace.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this to understand how you could make the world a better place.

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  • Anna Grudeva
    12/7/16
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    "good, but a bit oversimplified"

    a really interesting book on a very important issue, but it sometimes the author oversimplified certain points to have more impact. Nevertheless I'd recommend it both for men and women as it's giving you a good insight on what we can do together to maximize the gain from the available workforce.

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  • Lucy A.
    12/1/16
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    "Thought it was a self help book for women"
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    I thought this was a self help book for women in business, its not. I am not going to shun the book it is very interesting and the beginning section is really strong. But her tips come through her experiences which is wonderful but it nearly feels this book is used to clear up some issues that have been about in the press. And to also make Facebook look like the perfect company. So it started to grate on me.
    Better off listening to 'do less, get more' by she wasmund.

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  • Jingyao
    11/29/16
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    "sounds strange"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    honest convincing voice. no accent . voice more suitable with the book


    If you’ve listened to books by Sheryl Sandberg before, how does this one compare?

    no


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Elisa Donovan?

    Meryl Streep


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    good book


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  • Helen
    9/9/16
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    "Really inspiring!! Total motivator!"
    Would you listen to Lean In again? Why?

    This was a great audiobook. Really enjoyed the different chapters and how it was broken down. It was really inspiring and really motivated me to change the way I behave at work. Really liked the narrator too, she gave the book a lift so I didn't feel like I was listening to a "business" book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book basically changed my career. I'm in my early 20's and made me realise all the small ways I put myself down on a daily basis, both to myself and to my colleagues. This book blew me away and I think its an essential read for anyone whose at the start of their career.

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