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

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In  *Lean In,*  Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. 

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on  *Fortune* ’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of  *Time* ’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

In  *Lean In,*  Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.”  She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. 

Written with both humor and wisdom *,*  Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth.  *Lean In*  is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.
### Amazon.com Review
**An Amazon Best Book of the Month, March 2013** : Anyone who’s watched Sheryl Sandberg’s popular TED Talk, “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders,” is familiar with–and possibly haunted by–the idea of “having it all.” “Perhaps the greatest trap ever set for women was the coining of this phrase,” writes Sandberg in *Lean In* , which expands on her talk’s big idea: that increasing the number of women at the top of their fields will benefit everyone. Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, encourages women to challenge the common workplace assumption that “men still run the world.” She asks men to be real partners, sharing in the family work that typically leads to a woman’s decision to stay home; she asks women who expect to start a family soon not to check out of work mentally. Sandberg’s critics note that her advice may not resonate with the masses: The Harvard-educated exec can afford a veritable army to help raise her children. But Sandberg’s point–which affects all of us–is that women who have what it takes to succeed at the highest professional level face many obstacles, both internal and external. *Lean In* is likely to spur the conversations that must happen for institutional changes to take place at work. — *Alexandra Foster*
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Advance Praise for *Lean In* :

“Sheryl provides practical suggestions for managing and overcoming the challenges that arise on the ‘jungle gym’ of career advancement. I nodded my head in agreement and laughed out loud as I read these pages. *Lean* *In* is a superb, witty, candid, and meaningful read for women (and men) of all generations.”
—Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state

“Sheryl Sandberg has done a tremendous service with this work. It offers a vital and sharp message, for women and men. We need great leaders in key seats spread throughout all sectors of society, and we simply cannot afford to lose 50 percent of the smartest, most capable people from competing for those seats. Provocative, practical, and inspired!”
—Jim Collins, author of *Good to Great*

“To tackle society’s most pressing problems we need to unleash the leadership of both women and men. *Lean In* shows us the path and is an absolutely invaluable resource for the next generation of leaders and those who support them.”
—Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO, Teach for America

“For the past five years, I’ve sat at a desk next to Sheryl and I’ve learned something from her almost every day. She has a remarkable intelligence that can cut through complex processes and find solutions to the hardest problems. *Lean In* combines Sheryl’s ability to synthesize information with her understanding of how to get the best out of people. The book is smart and honest and funny. Her words will help all readers—especially men—to become better and more effective leaders.”
—Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, Facebook

“Sheryl is a unique business leader because of her versatility and breadth. She has the two traits that are common in every successful leader I have known: curiosity and determination. Sheryl brings all of her insight to *Lean In* , an important new book that companies can use to get the most out of their talent. With her ideas and actions, Sheryl will help to define leadership in the years to come.”
—Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric

“The key to opening some of life’s most difficult doors is already in our hands. Sheryl’s book reminds us that we can reach within ourselves to achieve greatness.”
—Alicia Keys

“If you loved Sheryl Sandberg’s incredible TEDT alk on why we have too few women leaders, or simply believe as I do that we need equality in the boardroom, then this book is for you. As Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg has firsthand experience of why having more women in leadership roles is good for business as well as society. *Lean In* is essential reading for anyone interested in righting the injustice of this inequality.”
—Sir Richard Branson, chairman, the Virgin Group

“ *Lean In* poses a set of ambitious challenges to women: to create the lives we want, to be leaders in our work, to be partners in our homes, and to be champions of other women. Sheryl provides pragmatic advice on how women in the twenty-first century can meet these challenges. I hope women—and men—of my generation will read this book to help us build the lives we want to lead and the world we want to live in.”
—Chelsea Clinton

Lean In

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune‘s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek…

Lawson’s Human

Lawson Decker doesn’t want a human mate. From past experience, he knows that humans don’t feel the mate bond as strongly as paranormals. But fate has other plans for the tattooed shifter. He’s thrown a curve ball when he realizes that Matthew McKenzie belongs to him. He tries to deny the man, but it’s impossible especially when Matthew shows up at The Castle.
Matthew McKenzie went to The Castle to check on his younger brother, Sloan and Sloan’s mate, Tucker. When he spots Lawson, there is an undeniable spark between them, but the man runs off before they can exchange a single word. Disappointed, Matthew tries to ignore the feeling of rejection until a giant wolf crashes through the window and sinks his teeth into Matthew’s shoulder.

Lawless

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Half-Apache and all man, Jake Redman was more than a match for the wild Arizona Territory. Sarah Conway, on the other hand, was an Eastern lady who belonged anywhere else but on the rugged land Jake loved. Still, the stubborn beauty was determined to make Lone Bluff her home . . . Though Jake was annoyed to find himself playing guardian angel to this tantalizing innocent, he was even more disgusted to find he liked it. Because beneath Sarah’s ladylike demeanor beat the heart of a true pioneer, a women he yearned to make his own.

The Law

“No writer, beginning or experienced, will want to be without this book.” —Jean Auel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children series A career as a writer involves much more than the act of writing itself. In The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, Fifth Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Sarah Tugman proffer invaluable advice for the myriad legal and business facets of being a writer. Readers will discover how to succeed in every area affecting a writer’s livelihood, such as submissions, dealing with agents, taxes, permissions, royalties, alternatives to mainstream publishers, copyright, book and magazine contracts, and how to prevent disputes. This newly revised edition, keeping up with the changing legal landscape, contains information on a variety of legal issues pertinent to writers of all types, including: Updated coverage on issues such as how to avoid trouble posed by the interplay between the right to free speech, privacy, and defamation law Changes in the copyright law, procedures, and recent cases on copyright protection and infringement Updated and revised chapters on the business of writing New and updated Internet resources For writers of all levels, this comprehensive resource is the key to turning a writing career into a sustainable livelihood.

The Law (In Plain English) for Writers (Fifth Edition)

No writer, beginning or experienced, will want to be without this book. –Jean Auel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children series A career as a writer involves much more than the act of writing itself. In The Law (in Plain English) for Writers, Fifth Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Sarah Tugman proffer invaluable advice for the myriad legal and business facets of being a writer. Readers will discover how to succeed in every area affecting a writer’s livelihood, such as submissions, dealing with agents, taxes, permissions, royalties, alternatives to mainstream publishers, copyright, book and magazine contracts, and how to prevent disputes. This newly revised edition, keeping up with the changing legal landscape, contains information on a variety of legal issues pertinent to writers of all types, including: Updated coverage on issues such as how to avoid trouble posed by the interplay between the right to free speech, privacy, and defamation law Changes in the copyright law, procedures, and recent cases on copyright protection and infringement Updated and revised chapters on the business of writing New and updated Internet resources For writers of all levels, this comprehensive resource is the key to turning a writing career into a sustainable livelihood.
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Almost any question you may have about the law and writing is discussed in clear and simple language in Leonard DuBoff’s The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers. –Jean Auel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Clan of the Cave Bear and the Earth’s Children series The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers is a gold mine of information for writers who want easy-to-understand explanations about the risk of turning fact into fiction, copyright law, the obligations of agents and publishers, and many of the other legal issues that affect writers. –Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Violent Crimes and The Third Victim I’ve had to avail myself of more legal advice than I ever imagined! The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers is, as the title indicates, an easy-to-understand explanation of legal issues commonly faced by writers. I highly recommend this comprehensive guide to all writers, beginners and professionals alike. –Valerie Plame, author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, Blowback, and Burned Leonard DuBoff’s The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers is the most accessible and writer-focused tool I know of for understanding the intricacies of contracts and intellectual property rights. It’s a must-have in my personal library and absolutely should be a must-have in yours. I highly recommend it! –Graham Salisbury, author of nineteen bestselling novels, including Under the Blood-Red Sun, winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction I consider The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers my go-to reference for understanding how the principles of the law affect me as an author. . . . Not only does the book cover every aspect of the law as it applies to the writing business, but the practical, everyday examples throughout the text make the subject digestible and understandable to anyone who uses it. . . . This book is a must-have for every author, no matter their genre; it is the only writer’s reference book with a permanent place on my desk. –Annie Adams, author of the Flower Shop Cozy Mystery Series Writers who wield The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers have a wonderful map through the minefield of legal complications that writers knowingly and unknowingly face every day. Without realizing it, a writer may breach copyright law, defamation, or even the First Amendment. I highly recommend this read as a must for any current or aspiring author. –Jared Quan, President of the League of Utah Writers, Executive Director of Big World Network, and author of several short stories and books including Changing Wax The Law (in Plain English)(R) for Writers is a detailed, knowledgeable, and crisply written compendium of useful (career-building, not to mention career-saving) information. In eighteen focused chapters, the book covers just about every issue the working writer faces, from dealing with agents to parsing contracts, from collaborating with others to structuring taxes, from privacy concerns to access challenges. It is truly one-stop shopping for the writer who wants to work with eyes wide open in a complex and changing literary landscape. –Lauren Kessler, award-winning author of nine works of narrative nonfiction, including Stubborn Twig, Raising the Barre, Counterclockwise, Dancing with Rose, and Clever Girl
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Laura and Zach – the Ice Cream Shop Boy #2 (Erotic Romance)

Laura’s always been a good girl. She doesn’t speed or smoke or swear.
She’s only given her body and heart to one boy. He repaid her by
dumping her at the wedding altar. She threw up on her wedding dress.Laura’s done being a good girl.Book
2: Former good girl Laura has been liberated, physically, emotionally,
and sexually. She is pursued by a handsome stranger with pale blue eyes
and a passion for combining ice cream flavors, and other sensual
pleasures.Zach is the son of Russian immigrants and the heir and CEO of a chain of expanding ice cream stores.Despite
her instincts to take love slow, Laura is swept away by Zach, falling
deeper and deeper every time he holds her in his muscular arms and she
stares into his sky-blue eyes.Length: Novelette of 16,900 words or 68 book pages. This is the second story in a 3-part series.Spice Level: Erotic and romantic. This story contains super-hot sex, M/F. For adults, 18+ only.Series order:#1 – Laura’s Solo Honeymoon#2 – Laura and Zach#3 – Laura’s New Life

The Laughing Corpse

‘The older the zombie, the bigger the death needed to raise it.’After a few centuries, the only death ‘big enough’ is a human sacrifice. I know because I’m an animator. My name is Anita Blake. Working for Animators, Inc. is just a job – like selling insurance. But all the money in the world wasn’t enough for me to take on the particular job Harold Gaynor was offering. Somebody else did, though – a rogue animator. Now he’s not just raising the dead… he’s raising Hell. And it’s up to me to stop it.

The Last Supper

When prize-winning author Rachel Cusk decides to travel to Italy for a summer with her husband and two young children she has no idea of the trials and wonders that lie in store. Their journey leads them to both the expected – the Piero della Francesca trail and queues at the Vatican – and the surprising – an amorous Scottish ex-pat and a longing for home – all seen through Cusk’s sharp and humane perspective. Exploring the desire to travel and to escape, art and its inspirations, beauty and ugliness, and the challenge of balancing domestic life with creativity, The Last Supper is a wonderful travel book about life on the most famous art trail in the world, from one of Britain’s most pre-eminent writers.

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Last Stand on Talos Seven

Wizard Scouts are the greatest fighting force the galaxy has ever seen. When there’s planet-sized trouble, sometimes only a wizard scout will suffice.
After the citizens of Talos Seven discover a rich titanium vein on their planet, they think it will be a boon for all. That is, until the pirates show up. Soon the Talosians, young and old, are forced to work in the pit mine in return for the pirates’ protection.
After the murder of the town’s mayor, young Anna finally has enough. Scrounging together as many credits as she can find, she takes off in a battered survey ship to find help for her beleaguered planet. What she finds is Wizard Scout Trinity Delgado.
With time of the essence, Trinity gathers together five medically disabled wizard scouts to help her defend a planet from a vastly superior force of armored attack vehicles. To make matters worse, other forces are at play that threatens the entire galaxy. Caught between the pirates and an armada of the bat-like soldiers of the Crosoian Federation, Trinity and her ragtag band of mercenaries must somehow snatch victory from certain defeat in the face of impossible odds.
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Last Screw Before I Do

Many people get the pre-wedding jitters. What better way to get it out of one’s system than with a little last-minute sexual deviance? Last Screw Before I Do packs two back-to-back tales of last-minute lust into one affordable pair. Features Our Best Man and My Brother’s Lover, previously published MMF/bicurious stories together for the first time and hotter than ever!

Last Scene Alive

In the first installment of the Aurora Teagarden series, Real Murders, the small town of Lawrenceton, Georgia, was beset by a series of horrific murders. Librarian Aurora “Roe” Teagarden teamed up with true crime writer Robin Crusoe to catch the killer, and the results of their investigation have gone down in Lawrenceton history.
Now Robin is back in town, set to begin filming the movie version of the terrible events of so many years ago. Of course he’s not alone-he brings with him a cast and crew the size of which nearly overwhelms the tiny excitement-starved town. Roe is disturbed to discover that the film’s crew includes her stepson, who despises her, as well as an actress set to play her in the film. Everyone in Lawrenceton suddenly goes movie crazy, mentally composing awards-acceptance speeches while prancing around the fringes of the set awaiting discovery.
Roe’s not so crazy about the whole thing…and neither is a secret, vicious murderer. When bodies start dropping, it’s up to Roe to reprise her role as amateur sleuth and stop the carnage before it gets out of hand. It’s no problem for the beloved small-town librarian in this wonderfully cozy installment in the adored Aurora Teagarden mystery series.

The Last Olympian

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows.           
In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy‘s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

The Last of the Mohicans

Romance, war, adventure, danger: no wonder James Fenimore Cooper’s novel has inspired countless film and TV adaptations. The Last of the Mohicans is an epic tale of American frontier life, set in the colonial era when the …

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Last Man Standing

Seven seconds. That’s all it took for Web London to lose everything: his friends, his team, his reputation. Point man of the FBI’s super-elite Hostage Rescue Team, Web roared into a blind alley towards a drug leader’s lair, only to meet a high-tech, custom-designed ambush that killed everyone around him. Coping with the blame-filled words of anguished widows and the suspicions of colleagues, Web tries to put his life back together. To do so, he must discover why he was the one man who lived through the ambush – and find the only other person who came out of the alley alive . . . a ten-year-old boy who has since disappeared. Acting on his instincts, Web believes he knows where the killer will strike next. Only this time, he may not survive the attack. In this extraordinary work, David Baldacci uses his unsurpassed storytelling skills to explore the essence of survival itself, as a conspiracy of violence surrounds an FBI agent whose fate was to be the . . . Last Man Standing.

The Last Illusion

Irish immigrant and PI Molly Murphy is thrilled to have a ticket to the theater to see a trio of illusionists that are all the rage. Indeed, headlining is Harry Houdini, the most sensational of them all; he has just returned from entertaining European kings and queens for a brief run on Broadway.
          But before Houdini can even take the stage, the opening act goes horribly wrong and to the crowd’s shock the illusionist saws into his assistant. In the aftermath, the stunned performer accuses Houdini of tampering with the equipment he keeps under lock and key. And he’s not the only one critical of “The King of Handcuffs.” Risking his life every night, Houdini has raised the stakes to such a perilous level that he’s putting lesser acts out of business.
          With everyone on edge, Houdini’s wife hires Molly to be part investigator/part bodyguard, but how can she protect a man who literally risks his life every night? And how is she going to uncover whether these masters of illusion are simply up to their tricks or if there truly is something much more treacherous going on.
          With sparkling wit, charming characters, and historic detail, multiple award winner Rhys Bowen brings early-twentieth-century New York City and the fantastic performers of the time vividly to life in *The Last Illusion*.