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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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    Heather 10-21-16
    Heather 10-21-16
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    "Great read!"

    I enjoyed this book a lot! Listened to it while traveling and it was perfect! The story was interesting and inspiring!

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    Phily 10-18-16
    Phily 10-18-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Not an real world advise"

    If you can afford full time babysitters and have a private plane where you can fly your children with you, this is the book for you. I read this book years ago and I thought it was great. However more I think about it more I realize how different her life is from most of us. It still a good book but really depends on what is important to you. How much more can we Lean in?

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    Kelly Hill 10-17-16
    Kelly Hill 10-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspiring Call to Action"

    So many important take aways. It really resonated with me and has already inspired changes in the way I approach my role in the workforce.

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    GERARDO A LOPEZ 10-16-16
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    "Lays the foundation for future convos so recommend for people new to the conversation"

    I would recommend this book to women in their mid-20s and less so to women in college, since a lot of it deals with balancing family and work. If you already know a lot about gender inequality in the workplace you may not learn as much as women who are unaware of the disparities, so it would be a great book to give to a woman who you think is struggling to organize her career, to negotiate, to be treated with respect, etc. It could be given to men though I find the book difficult to get through as a woman and think men could benefit as much from skimming it or reading articles that elaborate on the many points that Sheryl Sandberg touches upon.

    This book is useful but I give it 4 stars because it is only the start of a conversation and because I believe that it's usefulness has been blown out of proportion in the feminist tech movement.

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    Nancy 10-14-16
    Nancy 10-14-16
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    "Interesting points to ponder"

    As a single female with no intension of having children, I lost interest in some later chapters. Found some stories inspiring.

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    Amazon Customer Lebanon, OR 10-13-16
    Amazon Customer Lebanon, OR 10-13-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Exceptional"

    I love this book! It was so easy to get through. the narrator reads it perfectly. I found myself laughing out loud several times. I also found myself cringing as she touched on areas I know I need to improve on. This book is well worth your time. I know I will definitely keep this in my library to revisit.

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    S'il te plait, non! Spokane, WA 09-27-16
    S'il te plait, non! Spokane, WA 09-27-16

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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, to my female friends, but with some caveats/disclaimers that the book was written with one very small audience in mind.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Elisa Donovan’s performances?

    She nailed portions of the book, but her voice was distracting in others. I found it particularly distracting when she would re-record a word, phrase, or name and insert it into the reading - the change in voice/tone/inflection, etc. was always very apparent. ALong the same line, I could usually tell when she had finished a recording session and started another because the voice changed.


    Do you think Lean In needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. THe author needs to fill in the gaping holes that weren't addressed in this book; for instance, she needs to target an audience that seeks to take leadership in more commonplace industries and geographies.


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    "A important and well-written book."

    I'm thankful for Sheryl Sandberg's insights, passion, and expertise, as she exposes issues and gracefully enters conversation about a very challenging and important topic. It is a must-read for men and women alike.

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    DFfifth 09-17-16
    DFfifth 09-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Only for beginners"

    Mostly good for young women who are just beginning their careers. Though there were a few interesting ideas and reinforcing stories.

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    Teresa 09-14-16
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    "Great read"

    This is a very good read for all. Highly recommended all who melt into the background hoping not to be noticed.

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