My book, Listen Like You Mean It, is here!

After two years in the making, my book, Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection, is officially here! The book is an essential guide to becoming a better listener for anyone who wants to improve the relationships in their lives — at work and at home — and draws from my expertise as a user researcher and manager in Silicon Valley. I wrote it while managing my day job, becoming a mother, and navigating the new reality of a pandemic and I am exceedingly grateful and relieved to have made it to the other side. It’s a surreal moment in many ways, especially since the pandemic has put some of the usual markers of celebration out of reach (no in-person events or book signings, alas), but today I am here with you virtually to celebrate!

Writing this book has been a personal journey and longtime passion of mine, and I’m so thrilled to share it with you now. I really, truly believe this book has the potential to help people build stronger relationships and feel a little bit less lonely in their lives, and if you think this is a worthy project, I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy of the book and spreading the word.


Here are what fellow authors have to say about it:

If you’re drawn to the topic I hope you’ll pick up a copy and see for yourself.

How to buy it

Listen Like You Mean It is on sale now at Amazon, Bookshop, Indiebound, or wherever books are sold. You can also listen to my book (narrated by yours truly!) on Audible. And if you’re in the UK, try this copy.

Share the love

If you pre-ordered a copy, thank you! I’d love to hear what you think. Use the hashtag #ListenLikeYouMeanIt, tag me on social media (@xsvengoechea on Twitter and Instagram), or just reply to this email with your thoughts. And if your copy of the book has arrived I’d be so heartened to see you holding a copy of it out in the real world!

If you’d like to learn more, join in on one of these virtual events:

  • Instagram Live with Adam J. Kurtz tomorrow, 3/31 at noon PST/3pm EST
  • Reddit AMA on April 2nd at 9:30amPST/12:30pm EST

Thanks so much for being on this journey with me. Back to our regularly scheduled programming soon, but for now I’ll just be here relishing in this moment. Till soon!

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Author, Listen Like You Mean It. UX researcher, TWTR, PINS, etc. I write about the intersection of technology + society + personal growth.