#GIRLBOSS By Sophia Amoruso
Published 6th May 2014 by Portfolio Hardcover
Summary: The founder of Nasty Gal offers a sassy and irreverent manifesto for ambitious young women
At seventeen, Sophia Amoruso decided to forgo continuing education to pursue a life of hitchhiking, dumpster diving, and petty thievery. Now, at twenty-nine, she is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million e-tailer that draws A-list publicity and rabid fans for its leading-edge fashion and provocative online persona. Her story is extraordinary—and only part of the appeal of #GIRLBOSS.
This aspirational book doesn’t patronize young women the way many business experts do. Amoruso shows readers how to channel their passion and hard work, while keeping their insecurities from getting in the way. She offers straight talk about making your voice heard and doing meaningful work.
She’s proof that you can be a huge success without giving up your spirit of adventure or distinctive style. As she writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.”
I absolutely loved #GIRLBOSS.
I have nothing but respect for Sophia Amoruso. This is someone that found her calling, worked hard for it from scratch and now owns a multi-million dollar company. #GIRLBOSS is a typical rags-to-riches story, but it offered so much more than that. It was empowering and inspiring; its encouraging. There is nothing I respect more than her passion, strength and confidence into building something that she loves and truly believed in. I felt her honesty in these pages, and I found strength and hope.
#GIRLBOSS isn’t a book that’s going to teach you how to get rich instantly. It’s a book that going to make you want to work for it — and explore your skills and widen your horizons.
I really enjoyed the writing and I appreciated how they were short yet succinct. #GIRLBOSS was a lot of fun to read. I highlighted a lot of the passages, and they’ve helped encourage me, personally.
I’d highly recommend this book to everyone, because I’m certain some of these passages will be useful to someone be it in their working life or just trying to figure things out.