- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio Penguin (29 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241181046
- ISBN-13: 978-0241181041
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.8 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,778 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)
The book you need in your life ... a simultaneously funny, warm, inspiring and straight-talking guide on how to go about getting shit done. (Marie Claire)
Deeply personal and filled with brazen, hilarious moments and cunning and frank observations, don't be surprised if you laugh out loud (SheerLuxe)
Amoruso's voice is accessible and charmingly self-deprecating without losing the effortless cool that characterizes her clothes...Being anti-establishment is teh old cool. The new cool is playing by your own rules and still winning by their standards (New York Times Book Review)
Part memoir, part management guide and part girl-power manifesto. A sort of Lean In for misfits, it offers young women a candid guide to starting a business and going after what they want (Washington Post)
A power manifesto for strong, ambitious young women . . . Amoruso 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)
If you read one book with a hashtag for a title this year, make it #GIRLBOSS (TechCrunch)
It's easy to get the sense, reading Lean In, that Sandberg is writing for women who've already made it. #GIRLBOSS is for those who haven't, which means it is aimed at people who have nothing to lose, which makes it a much riskier and more enjoyable manifesto (New York Magazine)
Filled with great advice for all millennial women ready to take over the world (Cosmopolitan)
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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Top Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a paint-by-numbers, step-by-step guide to business success then you are looking in the wrong place. If, however, you are looking to read in inspirational story of hard work and reaping the benefits of that labour then maybe, just maybe, #GIRLBOSS is the book for you.
Following her natural instincts, Amoruso took her love of vintage fashion and took it right to the bank but she didn’t do this with a business degree or knowledge of the fashion world. No, Amoruso did it by following what she felt was right and with a (some would say) foolhardy determination. Along the way she learnt the ropes, knew what would sell, how to sell it, putting the customer first and also the power of social media Amoruso’s natural business acumen oozes off each and every page. You don’t think it is a coincidence that the title has a hash tag in it, do you?
One thing is for sure is that Sophia Amoruso is an inspiration. I hadn’t even finished it and I started believing that I could reach my goals and that I hadn’t fully realised my potential yet. Amoruso may not have set out to become the poster child for success but she has garnered that role through her perseverance and uncanny ability to understand the fashion market.
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso is available now.
*Many thanks to Annie Hollands from @penguinrandomhouse for sending me a copy of #GIRLBOSS to review.
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.Read more ›
My thanks muchly x
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Too much explanation of her life. I wanted more good advices without having to know all the boring details of her lifePublished 2 days ago by Laia4ever
If you’re lacking motivation in your life right now, this is the book you want to be picking up next. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Katie Brown
This book is so amazing! I haven't finished the book yet but it has inspired me to work harder and work in perusing my dreams! I think all women need to read this!Published 12 days ago by chloe denton
I've read this again and again and absolutely love it. It's the ultimate feel-good book for woman and will leave you feeling motivated and confident that if you put the work in,... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Charlene Wilson
Whilst I am in awe of Sophia and her achievements and have a great admiration and respect for her, I did not personally enjoy this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SKM85
I had high hopes for this one, but the way it's written feels like it's aimed at a very young audience. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
My favourite book ever, pretty much. Kinda low on content and type is huge, but author is incredible. Zips through her story at an incredible pace. Hugely inspiring and impressive. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daisy Vaughn