Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg her new book 'Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead,' has been a major topic of water cooler conversation over the past couple of weeks. Her forthright approach and controversial ideas about women in the workplace have been debated on television, on blogs and in heated conversations across the country. All this hub bub has not only helped make her book a bestseller, but also made its clean and direct cover already iconic.

We took a page (ha ha!) from this engaging author, and wondered how some others might follow her formula to create a successful memoir of their own. Check them out below.

Kristy Puchko
Kristy Puchko
Kristy Puchko
Kristy Puchko
Kristy Puchko