Option B (audiobook)

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

6.2 hrs • 5 CDs • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 04/24/17
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04/24/17 9781524779658
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Summary

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for April 2017

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.

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Sheryl writes about her own heartbreaking experience with a rare honesty. Then she and Adam translate her personal story into a powerful, practical guide for anyone trying to build resilience in their own lives, communities, and companies. It’s hard enough to resonate with readers. It’s even harder to help them take concrete steps toward a better future. Option B does both.Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationThoughtful, insightful, and compelling. Both individually and collectively, we all need to understand the power of rehabilitation, recovery, and redemption if we are to overcome adversity. This incredible book doesn’t avoid the loss and tragedy we all sometimes encounter, but it is animated by a resolve that is both inspiring and instructive.Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative Option B is as hopeful as it is heartbreaking. Here are stories of sometimes unimaginable pain and loss, but also of how human beings nonetheless have the capacity to endure and even thrive. This book is not just an absorbing read. It also provides lessons that everyone needs to learn.Atul Gawande, author of Being MortalIlluminating, original, and deeply inspiring, Option B is one part riveting memoir, one part heal-your-heart boot camp, one part stories of others who learned to thrive in the face of profound loss: a practical, vital contribution to the literature on loss and resilience.Cheryl Strayed, author of WildThoughtful, insightful, and compelling. Both individually and collectively, we all need to understand the power of rehabilitation, recovery, and redemption if we are to overcome adversity. This incredible book doesn’t avoid the loss and tragedy we all sometimes encounter, but it is animated by a resolve that is both inspiring and instructive.Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice InitiativeSheryl writes about her own heartbreaking experience with a rare honesty. Then she and Adam translate her personal story into a powerful, practical guide for anyone trying to build resilience in their own lives, communities, and companies. It’s hard enough to resonate with readers. It’s even harder to help them take concrete steps toward a better future. Option B does both.Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationIlluminating, original, and deeply inspiring, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s Option B is one part riveting memoir, one part heal-your-heart boot camp. Sandberg writes movingly about her husband’s death and her journey forward afterwards. Sandberg and Grant also share stories of others who have suffered and learned to thrive in the face of profound loss. Option B is a practical, vital contribution to the literature on loss and resilience.Cheryl StrayedOption B is as hopeful as it is heartbreaking. Here are stories of sometimes unimaginable pain and loss, but also of how human beings nonetheless have the capacity to endure and even thrive. This book is not just an absorbing read. It also provides lessons that everyone needs to learn.Atul Gawande, author of Being MortalIlluminating, original, and deeply inspiring, Option B is one part riveting memoir, one part heal-your-heart boot camp, one part stories of others who learned to thrive in the face of profound loss: a practical, vital contribution to the literature on loss and resilience.Cheryl Strayed, author of WildI recommend this inspiring book to everyone around the world. None of us can escape sadness, loss, or life’s disappointments, so the best option is to find our Option B.Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize winnerIlluminating, original, and deeply inspiring, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s Option B is one part riveting memoir, one part heal-your-heart boot camp. Sandberg writes movingly about her husband’s death and her journey forward afterwards. Sandberg and Grant also share stories of others who have suffered and learned to thrive in the face of profound loss. Option B is a practical, vital contribution to the literature on loss and resilience.Cheryl Strayed