In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called Lean In for misfits, Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art schoola job shed taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.Flash forward to today, and shes the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and shes written #GIRLBOSS for other 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 proves that being successful isnt about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. Its about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.A witty and cleverly told account . . . Its this kind of honest advice, plus the humorous ups and downs of her rise in online retail, that make the book so appealing. Los Angeles TimesAmoruso teaches the innovative and entrepreneurial among us to play to our strengths, learn from our mistakes, and know when to break a few of the traditional rules. Vanity Fair#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement. Lena Dunham...
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I have tremendous respect for her, for what she stands for, and for what she has built. But this book fell short on delivering something substantial. I realize that this was geared towards teens and adolescence so for them, I highly recommend it. But if you are close to Sophia's age, you might find it a little too preachy...at times, like she refuses to take off her public persona to show a real glimpse of herself. I almost stopped reading the book immediately after the first chapter because of ...more
#GIRLBOSS was just as fantastic as i expected it'd be. (and in a really teeny-tiny way, that disappointed me but, for the most part, i loved this novel.)
this is a book that i would recommend to every human. never read non-fiction novels? great, go read this. don't care for fashion? mmmm, still go read this. not a girl? who cares, go read this. it's a book that i found very honest, quick, and empowering. sophia amoruso shares her journey on how she went from dead broke to $100 million in eig ...more
Sigh. This is written like a really long blog post. I completely disagree with her attitude about money and hard work and reward. I think putting something out to the universe and making it so is bullshit. I think different people have different ideas of success. I think people who choose to be poor because it's cool and "screw the man, man!" are naive and belong in a Pulp song. I think if you grow out of that phase and just shift to the other end of the spectrum, you aren't any less naive.. jus ...more
Now I know this is a series on Netflix but before I dove into that.. well, I wanted to read the book way beforehand. After reading it I'm kind of hesitant going into to watch it.. but as long as I have wine and snacks.. I'll be good.
#GIRLBOSS is about Sophia Amoruso. IT's her story about how she went from a little ebay store to a real life business woman. Not that I'm hating on ebay workers or anything.. because I don't!! Just mentioning that she created a business from that little ebay job.
This was a mostly amazing book, I would recommend it to anyone, even if you are not a female entrepreneur.
The author has a great outlook on life and the book inspires you to have more confidence in yourself, even if you feel like you are failing at what you think you should be doing.
From the first page I knew I wasn't going to like this book. ("don't let the man get you! #girlboss!"... gag...)
Beyond it being poorly written (sounds like a teenager's rambling life story), it doesn't have any true focus or offer any innovative or interesting advice. Most of the advice (work hard, don't have typos in your resume, attention to detail) are well known, common, and repeated in countless books, television shows, etc... (and honestly something you'd learn in high school or college, ...more
In #GIRLBOSS, Sophia Amoruso recounts her life from stumbling upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becoming an unlikely businesswoman to building her retail fashion empire. Along the way, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the #GIRLBOSS of her own life.
“The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.”
This book started out interesting enough, but it gradually lost its steam in the second half wh ...more
So I mistakenly thought this was going to be about being a boss. It's really about the author, her life, her mistakes, what she's learned from them, and the meteoric success of her online company, Nasty Gal, which sells clothes. Certainly it's impressive that Amoruso became such a successful entrepreneur, at so young an age (I think she's now 30), and by utilizing social media to not just shape a distinct brand but also to identify, target, and respond to her customers. But the book is mainly AL ...more