Tuesday 17 November 2015

REVIEW: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Portfolio Penguin
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business
Release Date: August 6th 2015 (This Edition)
Buy The Book: Amazon - Amazon UK

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.”

My Thoughts:
If you’re lacking motivation in your life right now, this is the book you want to be picking up next. Full of inspiration from the very start, #GIRLBOSS will leave you wanting to go out there and prove to the world you can achieve anything you set your mind on.

Although #GIRLBOSS isn’t a biography, we get to know Sophia throughout the book and hear how she became the badass lady that she is today. Her hilarious writing and her encouraging enthusiasm for the business she runs make this book delightful and inspiring to read. 

Sophia Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal, a hugely successful online clothing store that originally started out on eBay. From humble beginnings, Sophia worked tirelessly on her business, adding a personal touch to everything she did, from photographing the clothes models to arranging the most eye-catching thumbnails, to even making sure the labels were placed neatly on the packaging when she sent the item to its new owner.

Through her endless passion for the work she did and the effort she put into focusing on her customers, making sure she paid close attention to every bit of feedback she received, Sophia transformed Nasty Gal into the success story that it is today.

This book is all about empowerment, encouraging women to go out and kick ass at everything they do. It’s also got fantastic attitude injected into the writing that makes every chapter sharp and witty. What really works about this book is how wonderfully honest Sophia is about herself and about business. Her life and her journey to where she is now makes for some interesting and entertaining reading. She is able to admit where she has gone wrong in the past, and how some of her mistakes have helped her to get where she is now. 

#GIRLBOSS isn’t a book that is going to lecture you on what you’re doing wrong. It’s there to tell it as it is, and to prove to you that you can deal with it. Sophia isn’t going to tell you what you should do, but she offers advice as to what can help you based on her experiences and the knowledge she has gained in business. 

This book is all about creativity, being driven, and stepping up to be the boss that you are. With its quirky design and witty writing, #GIRLBOSS is a fun read that will hopefully leave you feeling inspired to go out there and make your dreams a reality.  

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