Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new project is a self-help book, with a twist


Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg just declared the arrival of her latest book titled Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. The book, Ms Sandberg wrote in a post on Facebook, concentrates on how she figured out to find meaning and happiness after the sudden death of her better half, Dave Goldberg, in 2015. The book, co-written with writer Adam Grant, is about her own experiences dealing with grief and loss, and also different stories of individuals “who have braved many different kinds of adversity.”

The title of Ms Sandberg’s new book was inspired by a discussion with a companion. “Half a month after my significant other Dave died, I was conversing with my companion Phil Deutch about a father-child activity that Dave was not here to do. We came up with a plan for somebody to fill in so my son would not have to miss out. I cried, ‘However I need Dave.’ Phil put his arm around me and stated, ‘Option A is not available. So we should simply kick shit out of Option B,'” Ms Sandberg wrote in a post on Facebook. “That turned into my mantra, and for the past two years I’ve tried hard to find meaning and happiness in the wake of our despair.”

“Because no one’s life is perfect, we all live some form of Option B,” she composed. “It’s my deepest hope that Option B will help other people learn what I learned: that when life pulls you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again.”

“Similarly as she changed the world with the Lean In book and movement, Option B will change the world by helping all of us overcome adversity,” remarked her sibling David Sandberg on the Facebook post.

“You have taken the darkest moment of your life and transformed into a source of light for individuals around the world strugglin with tragedy and adversity,” commented Marne Levine. “This book will touch individuals and change lives everywhere.”

Ms Sandberg previously authored the bestselling book Lean In. She likewise founded a nonprofit called Lean In that is committed to empowering “women to achieve their ambitions.”