What is it? The book Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience and finding joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.
What’s all about? According to the publisher: 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.
Why this book? it’s not secret that I admire Sheryl Sandberg (a.k.a Facebook’s number 2). I read her first book, Lean In and found it enlightening in so many ways (a post on that to come at some point). When I read in the news that her husband had passed away, it totally broke my heart. Not only because I was somewhat familiar with their love story, but also, because I lost my paternal figure at a young age. I know what grief is, I have experienced the pain, the sadness, that longing for the loved one who is no more. I know oh so well that, even after 20+ years, the sadness over losing someone never goes away, but it does fade a bit, and yes, you definitely find joy again. I am familiar with adapting from option A to option B. Sometimes, no matter what you do, as Sheryl was told once, option A is not possible. So, you better make the most of option B.
Current status: Almost done with chapter 3. So, basically, reading in progress. Liking it very mucho, so far.
What’s next? It is my intention to finish this book and of course, I will share my impressions soon.
Keep you posted!