I grabbed Option B out of my “to read” list after having put it there a few months ago while selecting fresh reads from a list of best sellers of 2017. In hindsight, perhaps I should have skipped the “to read” list and put it directly into the “currently reading” one.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding JoyOption B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I had trouble getting through this book. Perhaps, it was because I’ve dealt with several tragedies myself and this brought me back to some “places” that I’ve put away into the dark recesses of my psyche over the years.

I actually learned a few things reading this, like avoiding the three P’s approach to overcoming grief, “leaning into the suck”, and primarily, forcing yourself to move on with new relationships.

Getting on into the read, I started to wonder if the author, whose credentials are impeccable for sure, might be capitalizing on the misfortune, and too soon. How could a corporate “Big Wig” find a financial incentive to write such a thing?

Reading on about the author(s), I realized that all proceeds from the publication went to charity to help others dealing with similar struggles. Having those fleeting doubts quashed, I’m very impressed with Sheryl Sandberg, not only as a professional but as a human being!

Overall, I believe this book to be very useful, as it has helped me deal with perhaps some unresolved grief that has affected my own life for many years. In fact, Option B may be more invaluable than I’m able to consciously admit!

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