Lean In – Book Review

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Book Name: Lean In

Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Genre: Biography

My Rating : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Such a beautiful book with her life experience. It’s written by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. The book is full of her “wisdom pearls “ that came from her own life experience. It narrates the real problems women face to get into the higher position in the corporate world (or any other working place), what holds them back and how to get out of it etc

Till I read the book I believe “I am the only one who feels I am not worthy whenever somebody praises for my accomplishments “. No! It’s an overall women thing! And I believed I am the only one, people hate whenever I succeed on something !! No!!! It’s a universal thing to hate “ successful woman “ !! Thanks a ton For made me realize these two valuable things. This alone deserves this 4 stars.

But this book is especially for career women who need a bit of solid advice to tackle the situations and an inspiration to go further. For other women, it could be a good book to understand the struggles of women and ways to contribute and improve ourselves as a community.

One thing that bothered me a lot is the statistical data used for each and every line. I understood the audience may need solid evidence for each sentence mentioned in the book but as it continues it’s annoying. Read it if you need some inspiration!!

Favorite Quotes From the Book :

The book is full of quotes that need to be pin down on every woman’s mind. Choosing a few is really tough. So here,

“A truly equal world would be one where women ran half our countries and companies and men ran half our homes.”

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

“women, feel fraudulent when they are praised for their accomplishments. Instead of feeling worthy of recognition, they feel undeserving and guilty.”

“When a man is successful, he is liked by both men and women. When a woman is successful, people of both genders like her less.”

“when you want to change things, you can’t please everyone. If you do please everyone, you aren’t making enough progress.”

“Done is better than perfect.”



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  1. I read this book a few years back, I think, and I remember loving it. Glad you liked it too.

    And that quote – done is better than perfect – I need it tattooed on my brain. Sigh.

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