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April 9, 2017

Book Review: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Published May 6th 2014 by Portfolio
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“A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.”
The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion – it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By age twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance.
It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Flash forward eight years to today, and she’s the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million online fashion retailer with over 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS is Sophia’s story and yet it is infinitely bigger than just Sophia. It’s deeply personal, yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is Your Invention”), and plenty of behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college (if you went to college)or how popular you were in high school. Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. . She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly.

As Sophia 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. It was the kind of book that I needed for extra motivation. Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, give us tips for life and business, while she tells us a little bit about her past and how she transformed from a problematic teenager to CEO of one of the most lucrative business.

I really liked her informal writing, every hard working woman (You go #GIRLBOSSes!!) can benefit from her positive energy and recommendations. She remind us that to be a #GIRLBOSS you have to work hard, be responsible and constant. Sometimes you will have to take difficult decisions, make sacrifices, be careful with money and concentrate on your own life. She demonstrates that using your own strengths, it doesn't matter if you don't have money to invest or the best education, you can have success!

#GIRLBOSS, super recommended! I can't wait to watch the Netflix series based on this book (streams globally on April 21).





10 comments:

  1. Wow.. this woman is really an inspiration. I think I need to read this book. Thank you for sharing, Gary. Have a great week and happy reading. :)

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  2. Sorry about the typo. I meant, Gaby. Anyway, we have almost similar name. My name is pronounced as Gaby too. :-D

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  3. I didn't know there was going to be a Netflix show; that's awesome. I'm glad you liked this one. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. I'm so excited for the show, I hope it's fantastic. Thanks for your comment!

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  4. It's pretty cool that there is a whole series based on this novel! I know this is one with some humor which is also brilliant for showing the independence of women. Great review x

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    1. Yes, her life story is incredible and I hope the series reflects that.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sounds like a powerful and inspiring story. Glad you enjoyed it so much. Great review!
    ~Jess

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    1. Hi Jess, it's an inspiring story, super recommended!

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