Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and the author of Lean In, is back with a new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. After abruptly losing her husband two years ago, she is now trying to help others deal with grief.
Excerpt from the Time cover story about it:
Dying is not a technical glitch of the human operating system; it’s a feature. It’s the only prediction we can make at birth that we can bank on. Everyone will die, and it’s very likely somebody we love will die before we do. And yet the bereaved are often treated like those to whom something unnatural or disgraceful has happened. People avoid them, don’t invite them out, fall silent when they enter the room. The grieving are often isolated when they most need community.
That’s a problem that Sandberg, now 47, can work with. The woman who urged the world to lean in is now undertaking a campaign to help people push on, to bounce back from horrible misfortune. Her newest book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, is a primer for those who are bereaved, to help them recover and find happiness. But it’s also a guide for the unscathed on how to help people “lean in to the suck,” as Sandberg’s rabbi puts it.
The entire Time article is a great read, and I look forward to seeing how this movement progresses.