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Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
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Mar 16, 2013

really liked it
Read from March 11 to 15, 2013

Although this book is certain to help many women, I gave it 4 stars because some of the advice has already been shared in similar books (perhaps without as much research and statistics to back things up) but still...

Someone asked me for a cliffs notes version and the best I can say is to search online for Sheryl Sandberg's TEDWomen talk in 2010. It is a 15 minute long speech that basically sums up her most pertinent points in this book.

This isn't necessarily a book on how to climb the career ladder, as some might think, it offers some advice for your "home life" as well (especially about picking the right partner).

I am glad she wrote this book and that it is getting so much attention because we (women) need to hear these things.

I don't think anyone who actually reads this book will argue (much) with her points, despite some media/mommy bloggers trying to paint this as "blaming women". Ms Sandberg is actually not blaming anyone. She is simply sharing the current situation and suggesting ways we can solve existing problems.

In a perfect world we would not need any books to discuss the "situation" but the reality is women have more education and less leadership roles. What are we going to do about that? I liked this book and I am also hosting a blog giveaway to share "the message".
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Barbara Salopek Agree!

SoManyBooksSoLittleTime I felt the book was also about women not apologizing for success and not having the need to ask for permission.

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Bronzewaals Thats interesting

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