From Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks.After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I wa...
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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Reviews
It's #Booksgiving! Start getting your bookish friends their read on...especially valuable for your friend whose grief is still raw.
Sheryl Sandberg lost her husband before he was fifty. I lost mine when he was not quite 34. I connect with her pain on every imaginable level.
I also understand why she wrote this survivors' manual. She had to do something positive with her agony or it would sink her, and she was now a single mom. She couldn't afford the luxury of sinking because it would take her chi ...more
Not all of the author's friends, coworkers, and acquaintances said the perfect things to her after her husband died. She remembered every transgression, and then wrote a book detailing them.
I was hoping that I would learn something about resilience from this book. Instead, after reading the author's judgements on all sorts of well-meaning reactions to her loss, I'm even more uncomfortable speaking to people who are grieving.
I figured this would be a half parts Sheryl Sandberg's memoir and half parts Adam Grant's research on the topic of resilience. The actual outcome was a little more off balance. It is mostly a memoir and as one, it is a very powerful one. Several times, I found myself choking up as I read/listened to Sandberg talk about her husband's death.
But the research itself could be condensed into a single TED talk. A lot of the advice on how to grieve or help someone grieving seemed to be anecdotal or the ...more
I have such mixed feelings about this book. I’m glad I read it and encourage folks to give it a whirl if you can pick up a copy at your local library but from the very beginning, something felt off, not quite right.
But first let me express my sincere condolences to Sheryl Sandberg for the loss of her husband of eleven years. I can empathize with her intense sense of loss and grief. David Goldberg, a former Yahoo executive and at the time of his death CEO of SurveyMonkey, and Sandberg w ...more
3.5 Stars rounded up to 4, because it has a solid message and is widely applicable.
Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity, and we can build it. It isn’t about having a backbone. It’s about strengthening the muscles around our backbone.
– Sheryl Sandberg
This book isn't just about bouncing back from a loved one's death — it's about moving forward and post traumatic growth. Essentially: Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it, with some science and r ...more
به عنوان یک کتاب خودیاری کتاب بدی نیست، اما به نظرم حجم زیادش یه مقدار اثرگذاریش رو کم کرده. با این حال بیشتر از هر کسی به درد افرادی میخوره که اخیرا کسی رو از دست دادند یا اطرافیان چنین افرادی.
نکتهای هم که حین گوش دادن به نسخه صوتی کتاب خیلی توجهم رو جلب میکرد هوش بالای بچهها بود. نمیدونم چرا حس میکنم هوش هیجانی بچههای خارجی نسبت به هوش بچههای ایرانی بیشتره. به خاطر محیطه یا آموزش یا والدین یا ژنتیک یا کلا اشتباه میکنم؟ ...more
Facebook propoganda meets white billionaire privilege. Gross.
I feel sad for Sheryl Sandberg and her loss, but this book is TERRIBLE. Positioned as a self-help book, it's anything but helpful.
I agree with the negative reviews that this doesn't provide practical advice for ANYONE.
The most frustrating part is how blind she is to her billionaire white privilege. She weaves in all these statistics that show the grim reality of a lot of people but shows no compassion, offers no help, just, in the ne ...more
This was interesting to read after 'Lean In.' In some ways, Sheryl is absolutely humbled by the tragedy that hit her family. She openly talks through the vulnerability and admits to a lot of the assumptions she made with 'Lean In' coming from a place of stability and privilege. I enjoy how she dips into the research on real techniques that help in very concrete ways.
That said, Sandberg still approaches things from privilege. In her worst moment, it took a village to raise her up (her family rall ...more