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Lean In

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Elisa Donovan

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: March 2013

Duration: 6 hours 29 minutes


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 two million 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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Advance Praise for Lean In:

"Sheryl provides practical suggestions for managing and overcoming the challenges that arise on the 'jungle gym' of career advancement. I nodded my head in agreement and laughed out loud as I read these pages. Lean In is a superb, witty, candid, and meaningful read for women (and men) of all generations."
-Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state


  • Trish Ruth

    Encouraging for woman to ask for opportunities and the confidence to follow through. The nudge we need to take a leap.

  • Ning Rogers

    A book worth reading for all women and men at work

  • Ileana Ferber

    The most inspiring book I\'ve ever read. I highly recommend this book to both mean and women, especially teenagers. We need to start making a difference. We need to lean in.

  • Fedilia Guzman

    This was a phenomenal read! I am in the process of reading it for the second time because I want to make sure that I don't miss any of the fascinating work/life balance suggestions offered to everyone but with an emphasis on working/professional women, on full time 24/7 super moms and the women who chose to combine both talents :). She also emphesizes on troubles among gender biases in the workplace and the troubles couples or marriages may face dealing with what society says gender roles should be. She encourages us to have a strong support system and to not negate our dreams of a better life because we think that we can not do it... when in fact yes we can.I love that Sheryl Sandberg offers facts and statistics that are pulled from a variety of not only credible, but reliable sources and proven studies. She encourages us to have a strong support system and to not negate our dreams of a better life because we think that we can not do it... when in fact yes we can. I like that she is not idealistic and up front tells us that we can NOT have it all... the key is having a healthy strong support system and the ability and the will of obtaining the maximum work/life balance. Great read, I recommend it 100%

  • Lisa McQuade

    Great book and a must read for women both working outside the home and inside the home

  • Hilori Kaloti

    Fantastic book for women at all stages of their career. Definitely recommend it for women but also for men to understand the realities of the world of women

  • M K

    This is an excellent book that aims to not only empower women, but to give men confidence that it\'s okay and right to empower women, too. The book is filled with anecdotes and statistics that will probably strike a chord with most women who listen to it--it\'s nice to finally have a firm way to describe some of the feelings and anxieties that I\'ve experienced throughout a lot of my life. This book is not at all about putting men down. It\'s about encouraging women to raise up and, through a more thorough and critical understanding of the sociological obstacles they need to break down (both inside and out), feel empowered to pursue opportunities with equal confidence as their male counterparts. The narrator\'s voice is much younger-sounding than I was expecting. Seeing as it\'s not uncommon these days for authors to narrate their own books (especially biographies/memoirs) I was a little let down that Sandberg didn\'t narrate it herself; however, Elisa Donovan does an excellent job.

  • Anni Powers

    Excellent. I will be recommending this to every woman I know. I particularly enjoyed the insights related to choosing a partner who is supportive-great advice for young women!!