Option B

By Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant,

Book cover of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Book description

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…

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2 authors picked Option B as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Sheryl Sandberg movingly tells the story of losing her husband suddenly and having to continue with her family on her own. Grief seems a solitary process that we have to work through by ourselves. But she describes how her process of recovery required connections with friends, with family, and with institutions in her neighborhood. All of us have to deal with personal tragedies like the deaths of loved ones, and I appreciated how this book combined her sharing her personal experience with broader expertise from psychology and social science.

When someone you love dies, your future plans go out the window. Yet you still have to figure out how to live your life and move forward carrying your grief. The entire concept of living your Option B really resonated with me because I truly believe if we reach for it, we can always find another way to move forward into a happy future, even while we carry our grief. One thing that I enjoyed about this book was the statistics that were provided about loss. Having a very scientific-focused mind, I appreciated being able to connect something like grief,…

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