EVENT OVERVIEW: Sheryl Sandberg will be In Conversation with US Senator Claire McCaskill about Sheryl's New Hardcover Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (Co-Authored by Adam Grant) as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a Psychologist at Wharton, told her there are steps people can take to recover and even rebound. Option B combines Sheryl’s emotional insights and Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Sheryl will share what she and Adam learned together about helping others in crisis, developing compassion for ourselves, raising strong children, and creating resilient families, communities and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to ordinary struggles, allowing us to build resilience for whatever lies ahead. They will discuss the capacity of the human spirit to persevere and to rediscover joy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer at Facebook and Co-Author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton Professor and Bestselling Author Adam Grant, which will be Published on Monday, April 24, 2017. She is also the Internationally Bestselling Author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Prior to Facebook, she was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. She previously served as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department and began her career as an Economist with the World Bank. She received B.A., and M.B.A., Degrees from Harvard University. Sheryl serves on the Boards of Facebook, The Walt Disney Company, Survey Monkey, ONE, and Women for Women International, and Chairs the Board of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: After the sudden death of her husband, Dave Goldberg, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in the void," she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a Psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart and her journal to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. "I want Dave," she cried. Her friend replied, "Option A is not available," and then promised to help her make the most of Option B. We all live some form of Option B. This Book will help us all make the most of it.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: Sheryl Sandberg will be In Conversation with US Senator Claire McCaskill. The Presentation will last approximately 1 Hour.
ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE): $25.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Autographed Hardcover of Option B and One Admission Ticket.
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Ticketholders will receive their Author Autographed Hardcovers at this Event at the conclusion of the Presentation.
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