Buy Used
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Over 2 million items sold. Fast dispatch and delivery. Excellent Customer Feedback. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

#Girlboss Paperback – 29 May 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars 171 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, 29 May 2014
£53.00 £4.70
Available from these sellers.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description


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.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
1 Comment 59 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
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.
Read more ›
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'd seen Sophia on tv around the time of the launch and, being an entrepreneur of a similar age and interests, bought the book.

She's razor sharp. Everything she says about business is astute, to the point and I wouldn't argue with any of it. I think for those who haven't embarked on a journey of this sort, it'd be a very educational read.

My frustrations with the book are twofold:
It's so dumbed down it's painful. Sophia is ominously incredibly bright, yet the book is aimed at the sort of people who regularly say "hell yeah" and give high fives.
I'd devour a book which have a more factual and detailed account of her ascension. I can't help thinking that the intended consumer of this book - in terms of the way it's written - is never going to have the prerequisites to start any sort of venture.

My other qualm is that the picture painted of a homeless, dumpster diving, shoplifting character to glamorous CEO in a handful of years doesn't add up entirely. For me anyway. It irked me whilst reading it - it'd be a hugely impressive picture without this anyway. But when I read Sophia was gifted a Hasselblad camera in the middle of her 'lost' period, when she was living in square and stealing to eat, it didn't quite make sense.

Overall it looks like a marketing excercise for her company, which is understandable. But there are sincere and heartfelt parts throughout, I just wish she spoke in more detail and dropped the dumbing down.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Sophia Amaruso is (among a plethora of other titles) the founder of Nasty Gal Vintage; a multimillion dollar company that started out as a little boutique on eBay. In #GIRLBOSS, Amoruso reveals how she managed her meteoric rise in the business world.

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.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews