I wasn't particularly looking forward to reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. And I certainly didn't intend to blog about it. But all that changed. I started reading it and ended up devouring the book in a day.
It is not a book extolling the author's brilliance – it is not actually any sort of memoir although Sandberg does use personal experiences to illustrate some of her points.
In fact the author is remarkably modest in approach – particularly given her spectacular achievements in business. She is currently COO of Facebook.
You may not agree with everything she says but, boy, it is expressed well.
This is not just a book for ambitious women but for all who want to understand the challenges ahead if we are to reach the position where men and women truly have the benefit of choice without barriers created by gender.