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Lean In Audiobook

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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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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    Kim Dushinski 11-18-16
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    "Read it now, don't wait like I did"
    If you could sum up Lean In in three words, what would they be?

    Smart, practical advice


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

    Harry Potter because I waited to read that too. Thinking that Lean In was not really as good as all the hype, I put it off. Finally deciding to read it was such a good decision. It is really, really good. Practical advice and excellent stories to back it up.


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

    She has very good inflection and makes it very fun and easy to listen to.


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

    Both. Humorous moments that are funny because they are real made me laugh. Not having this book 30 years ago when I graduated college made me want to cry.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the perfect gift for a college graduate - of either gender, but particularly for young women.

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    seven 11-17-16
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lean In to be better than the print version?

    it is the same good as the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all of them beacause it's inspiring.


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

    NO.


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

    yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to know how to download this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "leaned in- no regrets"

    i started reading this book around the time I was struggling At Work and with leadership. I had been sitting at the table but not really going anywhere. this book helped me get somewhere. fortune favors the bold.

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    Shellie 11-04-16
    Shellie 11-04-16
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    "Excellent voice from someone who didn't have to turn back for the rest of us!"

    Sheryl blends expertise with humility in her book. She tells the reader that to move forward, it is wise to acknowledge various aspects of female status in modern society. This book takes the work of feminism out of the shadows of rebellions into the work of servant leaders that wish to remove barriers only to serve better! Read it!

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    Taruna Aurora 11-04-16
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    "very inspiring for me, am buying the book"

    it felt like the narrator was Sheryl herself. nicely done. I loved each chapter of the book and will be buying the hard copy soon. I heard this book at a time when I moved to India from US, and was considering taking a break from work after working for 10 yrs, also bcoz am pregnant with 2nd child and it's too tiring. Sheryl has encouraged me to dream without being afraid. thanks a lot.

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    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
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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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  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    10/28/17
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    "Not a breakthrough book on feminism..."

    ...but still a helpful book that preaches the need for equality in public and private spaces. An approachable read for any feminism novice; a decent refresher for those already fighting the good fight.

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  • Lisa Sacks
    9/24/17
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    "Must read for everyone."

    I read this book in 2 days as I simply couldn't put it down.
    I think it's a "must read" for everyone of every gender & age; studying, working and stay at home - it explains so much about the way things work (or don't), about the incredible waste of a pool of talent, and about how to negotiate, act and try to think about traditional gender roles.
    I also think it will help many to think about the way ahead and what kind of society we want ourselves and our children to live in.

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  • arkanamundi@aol.com
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    8/21/17
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    "At first, I thought her understanding was superficial"

    I've studied both psychology and management science and I have often found that people who work in management but who don't study psychology or sociology, have a superficial understanding of why things are the way they are in the workplace.

    This being the case, I was a bit sceptical at the start of this audiobook, because I thought it wouldn't demonstrate a deep understanding of why women are so underrepresented in the upper levels of management. The first couple of chapters didn't go into much depth, but as I made my way further into the book, I was really impressed by the insight Sheryl Sandberg brings to the fore, backed up with statistics. I expected her to be more of a handmaiden... but she's really not.

    She has been very brave to write this and she expresses aspects of feminist theory with such clarity. It means this is a very approachable book and I really didn't expect her to have read people like Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.


    I was massively impressed. I will definitely be quoting things Sheryl has said, particularly chapter 11 where she talks about women internalising the idea that they are second class citizens (because we are all subtly encouraged to hold this view) and then by upholding this way of thinking, they become unwitting proponents of a value system that holds them back.

    Really great book, highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lampy
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    8/3/16
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    "Narrator a tad annoying"

    I like the book, everyone raves about it for good reason.

    I found the narrator really annoying but pushed through it - very heavily nasal and switches to a whiney voice when talking about being a mother.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/14/17
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    "A must read for all !!!"

    Excellent career advice by Sheryl Sandberg!!! Everyone, men and women should read this book. We need more leaders like her on the top and share their experiences

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  • spaghetti-hoop
    9/6/17
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    "Very compelling listen"

    I wish I'd have read this book a long time ago. It gives an informed view of what is required of me & the reasons why.

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  • Kay A Taylor
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    8/23/17
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    "Lean In - bit American but raises important issues"

    At first I started to read this thinking is this going to be a bit too feminist for me? And by the end I was ashamed of that initial thought!
    Sheryl really nails some important points for women in the workplace - we are different, there are different biases when it comes to women in the workplace and we definitely should give each other a break. I'm really glad I read this book as I definitely recognised the fact that as women we often limit ourselves- and raising the awareness of these issues can only be a good thing to change culture and perceptions for the future.
    I am a feminist and we should all be - and proud to say it and keep the movement going for mainstream women giving freedom to do whatever they choose to do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    7/31/17
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    "Interesting view on women in the workplace"

    A lot I can relate to, helping me with thinking about my career. Would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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