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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

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 was in 'the void, '" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart--and her journal--to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. "I want Dave," she cried. Her friend replied, "Option A is not available," and then promised to help her make the most of Option B. We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it....

Title : Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
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ISBN : 9780753548288
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 pages
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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy Reviews

  • Jess Johnson

    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
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  • Laura Noggle

    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
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  • Gwen

    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.

  • Azhar

    This one is a tear jerker - ugly criers be warned. Beyond the Instagram selfies and humble brag Facebook posts is a ton of grief in all of our lives that we do our best to hide from others. Option B uses Sheryl's tragedy to openly discuss trauma, it's impact, recovery, and post trauma growth in a tone free of pretension. I especially appreciated parts of the book that recommended actions to take to support a friend experiencing a loss of some kind. There's a lot of realness in this book. I'm gla ...more

  • Sara Kamjou

    تو این کتاب نویسنده که از مدیران ارشد فیسبوکه، از تجربیات خودش بعد از مواجه شدن با مرگ همسرش دیو که عاشقانه دوستش داشته و در مدت تجربهی سوگش مینویسه و اینکه چهقدر تو این مسیر اذیت شده و در عین حال بیخیال زندگی نشده و رشد کرده.

    من فکر میکنم مفید بودن این کتاب، تنها به کسانی که تجربهی مشابهی با شرایط شرلی سندبرگ دارن محدود نمیشه و هر کس تو زندگیش بهتره یک بار این کتاب رو بخونه و اگر تجربهی مشابهی داره بارها بخوندش!

    این کتاب رو به سختی میتونیم یه کتاب خودیاری بدونیم چون بر خلاف اکثر کتابهای خودیاری ح
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  • Richard Derus

    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
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  • Susan Valentine

    It may not be fair but I couldn't help but compare to the unforgettably raw and moving memoirs on loss by Joyce Carol Oates, Joan Didion and Sonali Deraniyagala (Wave). It has some useful advice on ways to deal with grief but I worry that it may set unrealistic expectations for many who are grieving (especially those who don't have the same internal and external resources that Sandberg has).

  • Jennifer Blankfein



    Sheryl Sandberg suffered a tragic and unthinkable loss when her husband died on vacation, and just like anyone else, she had to develop coping strategies and solutions to problems in order to work through her grief, comfort her children and get back to living. Her personal story is honest, devastating and inspiring as she, along with her friend and co-writer, Adam Grant, present a lot of great information and ideas for those who have experienced a loss, also providing advice and suggestions for
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