‘Lean Over’ Website Spoofs Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Pet Project

By Jennifer Moire 

First, there was the ongoing unhappiness from shareholders over Facebook’s stock price. Now, two comics have parodied Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg‘s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead with their own take, Lean Over: Women, Work, and Women’s Work. What’s a COO to do?

According to the New York Post‘s Page Six, Alyssa Wolff’s and Alison Leiby’s fictional executive, Cheryl Sandberger, is described as, “the COO of Facebook, a wife, a mother, a Saks Diamond Level Cardholder, and an inspiration,” who “shares personal stories about success from her mythical rise to unimaginable wealth.”

Sandberger dishes on a recent gathering of power-brokers she hosted:

Last week, I invited over 17 of my closest friends — Sonia Sotomayor, Frank Rich, Mark Zuckerberg and his Asian wife, Warren Buffett, Herman Cain, Tan Mom, Shakira, Robert Kiyosaki, Apple Paltrow-Martin, Kim Jong-un, Suze Orman, Bruce Jenner, Anderson Cooper, a Bergdorf’s mannequin, Ashton Kutcher, and Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx — for a pre-dinner apéritif.

The real Facebook exec is known for hosting networking dinner and high-flying guests at regular dinners at her home. One of these soirees was featured in a recent “60 Minutes” profile of Sandberg that coincided with her book launch.

On her rise to the top, the fake COO recalls:

I overheard some mailroom peon expressing concern about the company’s long-term sustainability, so I just pulled the trigger. I got bangs! And quit my job. I landed on my feet as the chief fact checking officer and merchandising director of Wikipedia, North American region.

The joke continues at the comics’ site, LeanOver.org.

Readers: What did you think of the job Wolff and Leiby did lampooning Sandberg?