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In Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman by Monica Pierce, the author shares interesting personal stories of her childhood, career, and experiences that led her to start Leaning Out. The book gives confidence to readers who want to live the lives they choose, not the ones they are obligated to live. It is a good book for all those women who do not want to Lean In and it also looks at the flaws of Leaning In, making women realize it is okay if their immortality project is to be a mom or some other personal passion. It is a book for all those professional women who are feeling the pressure of Leaning In and having it all.
The topic is relevant and fresh because readers do not get to read many books on stepping away from being career women and pursuing something that is close to their hearts. The author's personal story of not wanting to have it all will motivate many readers to right-size their life so that they do not have to sacrifice their families, health, and happiness while trying to Lean In. Monica Pierce looks into the topic in detail and her personal experiences will help many readers to connect better with what she is trying to convey. Her perspective will encourage them to look for an alternative viewpoint when it comes to deciding their immortality project. The author's approach to the subject is methodical and extensive and her views are honest and straightforward. The strategies and practices of Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman by Monica Pierce can be used to choose a path that the heart wants to follow instead of being professionally successful.