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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

56 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

I'm a man, and I picked up this book to see what successful wome

I'm a man, and I picked up this book to see what successful women are doing to see if I might learn something.

Why not pick up a pointer or two from somebody who's gone much further in her career--and with many more obstacles--than I have in mine?

The list of things S...
I'm a man, and I picked up this book to see what successful women are doing to see if I might learn something.

Why not pick up a pointer or two from somebody who's gone much further in her career--and with many more obstacles--than I have in mine?

The list of things Sheryl Sandberg has done that I haven't is lengthy. Too many times I've not spoken up when I've had things to say. At work gathering after work gathering I've failed to sit at the table with key decision makers. Time and time again I downplay myself for fear I'll be seen as a self-promoter.

The book reminded me of something I have done, however. I've moved cross country twice on account of my wife's career. Acknowledging that my wife's profession had more upside than my own wasn't easy, and I feel fortunate that none of my family and friends criticized me for supporting her.

Sandberg's book taught me that other men are not so lucky. I knew of the challenges that women face if they choose to assert themselves in traditionally male dominated careers, but I never appreciated the gender based scrutiny and criticism men face when they choose to support them. Husbands and wives shouldn't have to consider gender related stereotypes when deciding who works outside the home and who works in it. Simply pick the best person for the jobs.

I give the book 4 stars instead of 5 because I think it spends too much time telling men and women to remove gender from their decisions and not enough telling them specifically how.

posted by Transplanted_Southerner on March 24, 2013

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28 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

Another tome expounding the necessity for women to become just l

Another tome expounding the necessity for women to become just like men! As much as I hate to admit it, we women cannot have it all. Lean in if that is what you truly want, but know that there will be consequences and sacrifices that you will have to make to do so.
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Another tome expounding the necessity for women to become just like men! As much as I hate to admit it, we women cannot have it all. Lean in if that is what you truly want, but know that there will be consequences and sacrifices that you will have to make to do so.
Strangely, this book made me incredibly sad for young women in the workplace today.

posted by DKFrancis on March 17, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Another tome expounding the necessity for women to become just l

    Another tome expounding the necessity for women to become just like men! As much as I hate to admit it, we women cannot have it all. Lean in if that is what you truly want, but know that there will be consequences and sacrifices that you will have to make to do so.
    Strangely, this book made me incredibly sad for young women in the workplace today.

    28 out of 81 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Femi-nazi

    Same old tired and overused rhetoric designed to divide and fault differing life perspectives. Why can't some women accept the reality that not everyone wants to deal with the caddy corporate BS?

    8 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Another judge mental woman, some people can't do what they want

    Another judge mental woman, some people can't do what they want and its by reason of having a disability that enables them to achieve their dreams, and goals.  I'm really starting to get annoyed with how she and other women are so judge mental of women who rather live the once so called american dream to stay home and let the man take care of them

    8 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Very disappointed

    This book is just chapter after chapter on how to balance your work life while being a mother. If you don't want to read about that, then don't bother!

    I was really hoping for insights on being successful as a woman and career wise, not how to find a good husband and raise your kids!

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Very overrated. Very insulting to women, especially women who wo

    Very overrated. Very insulting to women, especially women who work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

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    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Isn't this the same 'Super Woman' who made all of her working mo

    Isn't this the same 'Super Woman' who made all of her working mothers stop working at home part-time while she had a nursery built next to her office and employed it with full-time nannies. Some Working - Mother Hero !!!! 

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    PR spin Farcebook

    As if this wanta be author knows about real life how many doors open automatically for her by association to the advert pimping corp brother farcebook

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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