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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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Life changing

This book is my everything - every human should consume her words as work place gospel.

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Powerful and insightful.

I hope that everyone above the age of 12 has the opportunity to hear this audiobook.

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Insightful. A must read for women who work/worked!

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

With candor and insights, the book exams the deeper and often perpetuating causes of how women are perceived by men and by women themselves. It invites both genders to reflect on and self-examine our hidden assumptions that have shaped our perceptions and drive our actions.

What about Elisa Donovan’s performance did you like?

Her narration is at the right pace and pitch, which carries "a personal feel" of "I", the author herself.

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

No, I deliberately did not want to finish the book in one setting as I felt the need to stop and ponder over some of the issues the author's experience has raised.

Any additional comments?

Boyfriends and fathers, especially those in HR and supervisory positions, will also benefit greatly from reading this book.

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Amazing for everyone

This book was recommended to me, I will be thanking them! Opened my eyes to where I am and where I am going.

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Leaning in, going forward

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and found it to be a fantastic observation about our work, our society, and ourselves. I found myself recognizing many of the examples and situations Sandberg describes in my own experiences, (and sadly not recognized some of my own acceptance and participation in issues surrounding men and women). Her book was full of encouragement and support, and I would highly recommend it to men and women alike--

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Great Perspective

Sheryl does a good job discussing the women's work experience in a noncombative way pointing out how we all have gender bias

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Worth the listen

I appreciated the thorough of the thoughts expressed. It was easy to listen and follow. It is inspiring and mobilizing but not preachy to mobilize in one specific way. Recommended listen!

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Fantastic

I wouldn't consider myself a bra burning feminist but working in a highly male dominated career this book speaks to me! I was a joy to listen to and I will listen to it over and over

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Fabulous! Inspirational and motivating.

Loved the book very much. I actually got in print as well just so I can go back to it from time to time. It resounds so true to the reality we face at the present age and provides encouragement and practical methods to finding and being a solution.

The narrator was very good as well, in fact one of the best I've encountered so far.

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Much needed for an entry level

I'm an entry level employee at a fortune 50 company that builds airplanes and is a largely male dominated industry. This book pointed out some subtle changes I can start to make immediately- and point out a multitude of self deprecating behaviors I was repeating unknowingly. Thank you Sheryl Sandberg.