Rediscover: Lean In

This month marks five years since the release of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg (co-written with Nell Scovell). Lean In's look at feminism and the workplace has proved perennially popular: it has sold more than 4.2 million copies worldwide, including 150,000 in the last three years as a backlist title, and sees a sales spike every holiday/graduation season. Sandberg says, "I am heartened by the continuing reader response to Lean In, and thankful for all the recommendations the book continues to receive from booksellers and librarians across the country."

The lasting love for Lean In leads into the #MeToo moment. The many issues raised by Sandberg--from work-life balance for new parents to sexual harassment and discrimination--are hardly settled problems, especially in the tech world. In 2014, Lean In for Graduates expanded its equality education for fresh grads, with advice on first jobs and other issues. Sandburg is also the author (with Adam Grant) of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, written after the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, in 2015. Lean In is available from Knopf ($24.95, 9780385349949), and seeks to spread the empowering message of Sandberg's book. --Tobias Mutter

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