Celebrity Picks: Sheryl Sandberg's Favorite Reads of 2017

Seira Wilson on January 31, 2017

SherylSandberg225When she wrote Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg started a conversation about women and work that changed lives and built a community.  Facebook COO, wife, mother of two, bestselling author--Sandberg is a powerhouse but when her husband died suddenly, it knocked her to her knees. As a result, Sheryl Sandberg and her friend Adam Grant (Wharton's top-rated professor and bestselling author) have started a new conversation in Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy about how we, as a society, handle personal tragedy and how we can take better care of ourselves and each other when a major loss occurs.

So what has Sheryl Sandberg been reading this year? See her picks and why she chose them below.  Look here for the latest celebrity favorites.  Learn more about the Amazon Books Editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year.

Sheryl Sandberg’s favorite reads of 2017


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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
When Breath Becomes Air is an incredible story about finding meaning in the hardest times in life ¬– published after his death by Paul’s wife, and my friend, Lucy Kalanithi. Their family's story has moved millions of people around the world, and was incredibly meaningful to me personally.

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The Choice by Edith Eger
Edith’s strength and courage are remarkable in this memoir as she draws on her own unthinkable experience in Nazi concentration camps to become a therapist and help others recover from all kinds of hardship. Her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience and generosity.

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Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World by Reshma Saujani
Reshman’s incredible organization, Girls Who Code, has already taught 40,000 girls about computer science and encouraged them to get coding. This book is part of a series that will expand their reach to millions more girls. Reshma’s work is helping to change the face of tech, one girl at a time.

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