ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Headline of release should read: Books-A-Million to Host Sheryl Sandberg for Heartening Conversation June 27 (instead of Books-A-Million to Host Sheryl Sandberg for Heartening Conversation June 17).
The corrected release reads:
BOOKS-A-MILLION TO HOST SHERYL SANDBERG FOR HEARTENING CONVERSATION JUNE 27
Facebook COO inspires fans to build resilience and move forward in the face of crisis
Facebook COO and New York Times’ bestselling author Sheryl Sandberg is teaming up with Books-A-Million to host an inspiring discussion on her newest read, “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.” This noteworthy event will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Central Florida’s Pegasus Ballroom. Admirers of the best-selling “Lean In” author are encouraged to purchase tickets through eventbrite.com to guarantee a seat for the event. Guests will join Sheryl Sandberg for this candid discussion, led by Walt Disney World Resort president George A. Kalogridis, on the persistence and strength it takes for the human spirit to recover from crisis and move forward with joy. All ticket holders will also receive an autographed version of Sandberg’s new book!
Sheryl Sandberg wasn’t sure how her family would ever recover from the sudden and heartbreaking death of her husband. With the help of her friend and co-author Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, Sandberg and her children began to take the first steps in rediscovering joy and finding strength in life’s unexpected setbacks. This insightful story brings readers along on the emotional journey of helping others in crisis, developing compassion and creating resilient families to ultimately overcome any obstacle life may bring.
The name Sheryl Sandberg may be synonymous with newsfeeds and a certain shade of blue, but her extensive background spans far beyond her current role as Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. With a B.A. and M.B.A from Harvard University in hand, Sandberg began her career as an economist with the World Bank before later becoming the Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department and Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. When not writing internationally bestselling books, Sandberg serves on the boards of Facebook, The Walt Disney Company, Survey Monkey, ONE and Women for Women International. In addition to being a wonderwoman, she also chairs the board of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation.
As president of the Walt Disney World Resort, George A. Kalogridis oversees a workforce of 73,000 cast members at four theme parks and 26 resort hotels at the world’s premier vacation destination. He previously served as president of the Disneyland Resort, COO of Disneyland Resort Paris and senior vice president of resort operations for the Disneyland Resort, where he played an integral role in the opening of Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. Beyond the magic park of Mickey Mouse, Kalogridis serves his community on the board of CHOC Children’s Hospital, Children’s HealthCare of California, the Out and Equal Board of Directors, the California Travel and Tourism Commission, Cal State University, the University of California, Irvine Center for Global Leadership and UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business.
For more information on the discussion panel and to purchase tickets, please visit eventbrite.com.
Books-A-Million, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is the second largest chain of bookstores in the United States. Books-A-Million got its start in 1917 as a magazine stand in Florence, Alabama and now operates over 250 stores in the 32 states as well as an online store at booksamillion.com. While Books-A-Million’s presence has grown, the goal has remained the same: to serve each community with the best selection of books, toys, tech and more, all at great prices. Find the nearest Books-A-Million at booksamillion.com/storefinder.