Option B
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Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam GrantKnopf • 2017

Coping with Grief

by David Meyer

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and the best-selling author of Lean In, candidly describes her grief at her husband’s death and offers guidance for others coping with the loss of a loved one.

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer at Facebook and the author of the women’s career bestseller Lean In. Adam Grant is a psychologist, Wharton professor and the author of Originals and Give and Take. Sandberg lived every wife’s worst nightmare when her beloved husband Dave Goldberg, 47, died unexpectedly while the couple was vacationing in Mexico in 2015. Surviving the loss and helping her children process their grief proved to be the greatest challenge of Sandberg’s life.

In an act of courage and selflessness – with co-author, psychologist Adam Grant – Sandberg documents the most intimate moments of her journey through pain and sorrow and shares what heartbreak taught her about the human spirit. Sandberg and Grant examine how other people have withstood trauma and, in some cases, found renewed purpose through post-traumatic growth. They explore the qualities of resilience and recovery as they offer suggestions about how to ask for support, console others and ultimately find your way back to joy. This heartfelt account is a valuable resource for anyone suffering a loss or supporting others through a crisis.

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