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Join Sheryl Sandberg, co-author (with Adam Grant) of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilence and Finding Joy in conversation with Ana Veciana-Suarez, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam, 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.
EVENT VOUCHER REQUIRED. You will receive a voucher in exchange for your purchase of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (Knopf, $25.95 + tax) written by Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. This voucher entitles you to receive (1) one autographed, pre-signed copy of Option B and also serves as your entry for (1) person to an interview-style conversation with Ms. Sandberg and syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald Ana Veciana-Suarez at Miami Dade College on June 28. Ms. Sandberg will not be autographing any books at this event. All books will be pre-signed and waiting for you when you arrive. You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim entrance to the event and claim your pre-signed copy of the book, so please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers.
The talk will take place on the second floor of Building 3, (accessible on NE 5th Street, between Biscayne Blvd. and NE 2 Avenue), in the Chapman Conference Center, which is Room 3210. There are two designated parking areas:
1. The College’s Parking Garage (Building 7 as shown on map: 500 NE 2 Avenue)
2. Complimentary valet parking right outside of Tuyo Restaurant (outside of Building 6 on NE 2 Avenue, between NE 5 and NE 4 Streets)
Both parking areas are directly to the west of Building 3, and approximately a five-minute walk from the venue. For those elderly guests, it may be easier if a family member drops them off directly in front of Building 3 on NE 5th Street and then, proceeds to park their vehicle. The easiest way to get back to either parking area after dropping off would be: Drop off on NE 5th Street (the building is on the right hand side) and then, make a quick left on Biscayne Blvd (the next street light). Once on Biscayne, make a left on NE 6th Street. If parking in the garage, pass NE 2 Avenue. The garage will be directly to the left. If valet parking, simply make a left on NE 2 Avenue.
From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks.
After the sudden death of her husband, 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 Goldberg, 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.
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 released April 24, 2017. She is also the international best-selling 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. Sandberg 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 Interviewer:
Ana Veciana-Suarez is a syndicated columnist for The Miami Herald and author of several books, including the young adult novel, Flight to Freedom. She also has written a collection of essays, Birthday Parties in Heaven: Thoughts on Life, Love, Grief, and Other Matters of the Heart. A previous book, The Chin Kiss King was nominated for the prestigious IMPAC Award, an international competition in Dublin.
Two nonfiction books about the Hispanic media were published by the The Media Institute, a think tank in Washington D.C.
Her commentary has been included in several anthologies, and it has appeared in Readers Digest, O magazine, Woman’s Day, The Washington Post Magazine, Parenting, and Latina.
She lives in Miami with her husband. Her five children, now grown and off her payroll, have taught her immeasurable humility.
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