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 ...
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It's overwhelmingly clear from the book that Sophia Amoruso is a hard worker. She's dedicated to her business, she's extremely talented at what she does, and I suspect she'd be pretty fun to attend a party with even thought she would probably make you wear silver leather pants.
That being said, this book just didn't do it for me. Amoruso neglects the more fascinating elements of her story, like the fact that she went from being the "youngest person at a San Francisco Marxist book club" and eatin ...more
More realistic and inspiring than Lean In.
Very inspiring!!! I'm a #GIRLBOSS
While it was truly interesting to read about the creation of Nasty Gal and Sophia's atypical rise to success, and while I respect and admire anyone who makes something from nothing, gosh I wish she would have been a little bit more humble. And not so in your face with the WORK WORK WORK YOUR ASS OF GIRLBOSS TAKING NO SHIT EAT SLEEP BREATHE WORK HARD WORK. It turns me off and I doubt it's as fun to work with her as she says it is.
I found her "bad girl" years a little too celebrated. She was a pr ...more
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.
I had never even heard of Nasty Gal when I picked this e-book from the library. But the title seemed fun and I always enjoy reading business books - especially ones that tackle the unique issues that face women.
But this? This is not that book.
I'll say this - Sophia has done a great job of getting where she is now. She's obviously creative and obviously hard working. But I don't know who this book is written for. It is mainly biographical which is fine - but then has these #girlboss lessons that ...more
Actual rate 2.5
I liked it overall, I'll even apply some of the advices in my professional life. Also, the "Portrait of a #GIRLBOSS" sections, very empowering; thumbs up.
But there were too many paragraphs and chapters that felt kinda out of place, repetitive and that contributed nothing.
This won the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Business Book? Wow. There must have not been any other business books released this year.
Pink cover, hashtag title, cutesy, sophomoric, unprofessional writing that, if personified, would resemble the inside of a Bath & Body Works (for the record, I love Bath & Body Works. I go there every Christmas to get candles and delicious-smelling gifts for loved ones). But when it comes to passing on professional wisdom with the goal of being taken ser ...more