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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Penguin (29 May 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0241181046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241181041
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Cinderella of tech (New York Times)

[Sophia Amoruso] remains true to her vision to inspire and be inspired by cool girls. ("Ones to Watch: 11 Women Who Just Might Change the World" Elle)

Fashion's new phenom (Forbes)

Starkly brilliant (Huffington Post)

A millennial alternative to Lean In (The Cut New York Magazine)

A compellingly motivational read (The Telegraph)

About the Author

Sophia Amoruso turned her hobby selling vintage clothing on eBay into Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing companies in America. Her rise has been covered by major media like The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal, and she has a devoted following on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Denis Vukosav on 8 May 2014
Format: Hardcover
‘#GIRLBOSS’ is story about the girl who decided when she was seventeen years old, that she didn’t need any more of formal education, devoting her life to leisure, fun and physically demanding activities, such as hitchhiking or diving. Her name is Sophia Amoruso and though there are no many examples like hers, today she weighs more than hundred million dollars as a woman behind Nasty Gal, e-tailer that attracts attention all the time with their provocative fashion designs.

With her book Amoruso manages to tell a story of her life so far, describing equally some bad phases up to the present day when she is CEO of the company she founded. In some occasions the reader may feel there is maybe too much personal info found on the pages of her book though obviously she decided to show that each of those things in one way or the other contributed to success she achieved.

Sophia is far from being a good girl, though as someone wrote there are people that can make running a company look unbelievable easy, which is especially interesting in her case because she was able to succeed in a type of business that is mainly run by men. She did and still does the things her way and due to that it was no surprise her book attracted so more attention even before it was released.

Amoruso wrote her book not to patronize people, especially young ones which is a case often encountered in books of such type; instead she tried do give some advices based on her own experience how to become successful in something you are investing lot of passion, love and hard work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina on 9 Nov 2014
Format: Paperback
#Girlboss is amazing. As soon as it arrived in the post, I just had to start reading it. To be honest, I didn't have much of an idea of what the book was about. I knew it was supposed to be a kick-ass motivational biographical book from Nasty Gal Founder & CEO Sophia Amoruso, but I knew little more than that.

Let me just start by saying that this book couldn't have come at a better time. I'm in the process of starting a business and any inspiration, particularly from a kick-ass woman who built a multi-million pound company on her own, is more than welcome. To say she did it on her own is a slight exaggeration, but she started on her own and gradually and carefully added people to her team that she recognised had potential and a hell of a lot of motivation to grow her business. Sophia used to steal, she used to hate big corporations and she was a rebellious teenager that didn't like to follow the norm. She felt it was her 'right' to steal from big brands. She began by buying vintage clothing from thrift stores and selling them on Ebay. Before she knew it, she was making a ton of money and decided to set up a website, selling vintage and new clothing for girls like her. Today NastyGal is one of the largest online shops and one of my personal favourites.

I picked up a lot of pieces of advice from this book, one of my favourites being that customers are key. Even when Sophia had a tiny store on Ebay, she put everything she had into the presentation of her items, into the way she spoke to her customers, into the way she used social media to market her brand for free to young girls like herself. Sophia did it all on her own and she did it the exact way I would do it myself.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Crafty Mamma on 26 May 2014
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As a female entrepreneur I'm always on the lookout for inspiring new business books, so was excited about this one. Being uk-bases, I wasn't that aware of Nasty gal as a brand! but hoped to learn lots about her e commerce journey. Sadly I found the book full of generalisms: ' be yourself' ' be awesome' etc. And loads of general ' brand ethos' chat about nasty gal. But sadly it was very light on actual business details, facts or information on how to build a business....or how she managed and navigated the actual growth of hers. We hear about moving warehouses and offices regularly to keep up with growth....but learn noting about managing a distribution chain or the logistics of running a big e commerce company. It feels aimed at 2@-something's looking for general life wisdom...,but if you want any concrete business tips, this ain't for you. Shame.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Summer Macgregor on 1 Aug 2014
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I was under the impression that this is a business leadership book. It is not. It is a book with very simple language and the occasional swear word that is aimed at 15 year olds choosing their A-Levels.
With this book is have been able to form an opinion on both Nasty Gal and the book.
Quite frankly Nasty Gal as a brand struck lucky at a time when Ebay shops were booming and the success to the company was purely customer service skills and creativity.

With regards to Sophia, as a person she is rude, abnoxious, and thinks she owns the world. It is a case of a sad 'my parents ignored me' childhood- Which personally I think is irrelevant to the business.

The book is an ego deomnstration of arrogance.

Summer, 20, Student.
Recommend: Biz Stone's biography.
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