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Sheryl Sandberg Is Writing A New Book

‘Building resilience and finding meaning in the face of adversity’

Following the death of her beloved husband in May 2015, Sheryl Sandberg inspired everyone with her resilience, determination and grace in adversity.

Sandberg lost her husband suddenly during a family vacation in Mexico at just 47, but as the COO of Facebook and a mother-of-two she was forced to balance her grief with her responsibilities to her children and her work.

The new book, which will be titled Option B, will focus on “building resilience and finding meaning in the face of adversity,” according to a description online.

Option B is about how we can face the adversity in our lives, find meaning and bounce back stronger,” Adam Grant, a professor at Wharton, who is co-writing the new book, said in aFacebook post on Friday. 

“Along with sharing how we can all become resilient, we explore what it takes to help others through hardships,” Grant wrote. That includes “how to speak about the unspeakable, comfort friends in the wake of suffering, and create resilient workplaces, build robust marriages, and raise strong kids.”

The book’s title references a speech Sandberg delivered to the 2016 graduating class of the University of California, Berkeley reports CNN, in which she touched on the notion of having to find an ‘Option B’. 

“A few weeks after Dave died, I was talking to my friend Phil about a father-son activity that Dave was not here to do,” she said during the speech. “We came up with a plan to fill in for Dave. I cried to him, ‘But I want Dave.’ Phil put his arm around me and said, ‘Option A is not available. So let’s just kick the s— out of option B.'”

The book follows on from Sandberg’s hugely successful first book titled Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

Watch Sheryl Sandberg’s University of California, Berkeley speech:

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