Author: Sophia Amoruso
Pages: 256 pages
Format and Source: Hardcover, Purchased from FullyBooked
Buy it here: Amazon
Sophia 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 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 ten years to today, and she’s the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than four hundred employees. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s 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 isn’t about where you went to college
or how popular you were in high school. It’s 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.
I’d have to say that with everything Sophia Amoruso has accomplished in such a short time, it’s admirable that she even had time to write this book. Despite Nasty Gal’s failure in the past few years, it would be a crime to discredit Amoruso’s intelligence and business acumen. She built her cult following solely on the idea that knowing your customer is the best way to sell fashion and I think that should count for something.