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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Unabridged Edition
Contributor(s): Sandberg, Sheryl, Donovan, Elisa (Narrator)
ISBN: 0385394233     ISBN-13: 9780385394239
Publisher: Random House
    OUR PRICE: $31.50  
Product Type: Compact Disc - Other Formats
Published: March 2013
Annotation: The Facebook chief operating officer and Fortune top-ranked businesswoman shares provocative, anecdotal advice for women that urges them to take risks and seek new challenges in order to find work that they can love and engage in passionately. Simultaneous.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Women executives.
Leadership in women.
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Leadership
- Self-help | Personal Growth
Dewey: 658.4/092082
LCCN: bl2013009300
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 6.25" H x 5.25" W x 1.25" (0.40 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):

SHERYL SANDBERG is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.
Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.
Sheryl is the co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. She is also the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates. She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2014 June #5)

Donovan does a fine job of narrating Sandberg's manifesto for women at work, here adapted for young graduates. Her voice is enthusiastic and fast-paced, brimming with savvy encouragement. Donovan also rolls wonderfully with Sandberg's many self-deprecating moments, which pepper the book's expert how-to advice with approachable, and sometimes funny, examples of her shortcomings. For example, she was one of only a handful of business school graduates to receive a monetary award for excellence after her first year, but she was the only winner—and, not coincidentally, the only woman—to keep quiet about that achievement. Donovan's audio performance suffers in the expanded material near the end of the book. She reads all of it, including six new chapters by various experts (on finding your first job, negotiating for a salary, etc.) and a dozen short personal essays by those who have "leaned in." Given the diversity of this cast of characters—and the book's insistence that owning one's story is vital to the ability to lead—it's disappointing that other actors or even the contributors themselves don't narrate those portions. A Knopf hardcover. (Apr.)

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