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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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    Aseela 05-09-16
    Aseela 05-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great read"

    I would recommend this to young adults...men and women who are trying to understand subliminal msgs and corporate cultures

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    Christina 04-28-16
    Christina 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Are you talking to me, or about me?!"

    This book is telling the story of my life as if it's been following me around like reality TV cameras! Sandberg speaks truth to the situation that many of us face in the workplace. My only wish is that I could blast the audio here in the office in hopes that a few of my peers could hear!

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    David Gale 04-24-16
    David Gale 04-24-16
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    "Highly recommended for all women and men"

    Listened to the audio book while commuting. Every woman, young and old, working or not, should read it, as well as the men who love them. Lots of important gems on how we all need to break through internal and external barriers, fully participate, and become the person we want to be.

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    Kim 04-23-16
    Kim 04-23-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm a photographer who loves reading non-fiction. I gravitate towards bios and memoirs and love learning more about business & creativity.

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    "A Must-Read for all Professionals"
    Would you listen to Lean In again? Why?

    Yes! I would listen again because there were so many quotes, and inspiring stories that I want to be able to share with others.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sheryl Sandberg. :) I think I was intimidated by her position and education at first, but soon realized that she is a real woman with her own fears, and insecurities who is always open to improvement. Not being in the corporate world myself, I was thrilled to know there are people like her who promote equality at work AND at home.


    Have you listened to any of Elisa Donovan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet. But I hope to!


    Any additional comments?

    Wasn't sure I would benefit from this book, as I am not in the corporate world, but I found it to be very beneficial Just as Sheryl stated, we all need to support each other in whatever path we choose in life, whether it be a stay-at-home Mom or Dad, or a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. This goes equally for women as well as men.

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    Therese Krueger 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Encouraging powerful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, my friends and I are very busy women and playing this on my audiobook helps expedite the process.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book organizes thoughts I've already had and empowers my ideas thoroughly.


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

    Elisa brings more power to Sandberg's words.


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    C. Rodowsky colorado 04-19-16
    C. Rodowsky colorado 04-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Advice to Live By"

    Excellent book. I regularly talk with other women about this book. It is very inspirational. The narrator is good. Great book for businessmen too.

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    E. Kerby Salt Lake City, UT 04-06-16
    E. Kerby Salt Lake City, UT 04-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Important and Entertaining"

    Apparently I live in a cave or something, because I didn't know who Sheryl Sandberg was before listening. I felt like this book helped me understand myself and the world better, and it made me feel encouraged about my future.

    Sandberg strikes a good blend of research, personal experience (vulnerable, relatable, and sometimes funny), stories of friends, and ideas that pull it all together. The book was fun to listen to.

    It would be nice if books like this were used for high school and college reading.

    I thought the narration was pretty good.

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    claudia taitague 03-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "inspirational"

    Puts it into perspective what females go through in the workforce. Great ways to improve and promote into a higher leadership position. Women still have a long way to go to be totally accepted and welcomed in the positions of power. Slowly but surely we will get there. We need to contribute to make the strides that are needed to continue the path that was set back in the 1920's.

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    aptess Austin, TX 03-28-16
    aptess Austin, TX 03-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Confirmation on many things I've already been feeling."

    I've already felt many of the things Sheryl Sandberg covers in practice in the workplace. Especially the things surrounding unconscious female bias against females. I do think the narrators voice is a little grating at times.

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    Colleen Dowse 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I found this book to be motivational"

    I am a mother of two about to return to work in a leadership role. Becoming a working mother does not make you less of a mother. Both roles are important and needed.

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