#GIRLBOSS

#GIRLBOSS

by Sophia Amoruso
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#Girlboss 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
O_Ike27 More than 1 year ago
This book could be a 21st century version to "Who Moved My Cheese". Sophia cuts to the point and keeps it humorous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
#GIRLBOSS was a great read .. as young entrepenuer myself, it gives great advice, opens your eyes to see things you may not have realized or could have easily forgotten in a crazy life like this! Sophia keeps it real in this book which makes it more relateable!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspiring and funny at the same time.
mitaron1 More than 1 year ago
When it comes to marketing trade books #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal is unique and utterly brilliant. Ironically the first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online was a stolen book. By the age of twenty-two she had lacked a job, was broke, and directionless. It was then that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later she is the founder, CEO and creative director of Nasty Gal Vintage, with a $100 million dollar plus business in fashion retail with over 350 employees. Amoruso’s goal for writing #GIRLBOSS is to help women seek a unique path to success.  In her book #GIRLBOSS she talks about the chronology of a #GIRLBOSS, how she became one, how shoplifting and hitchhiking saved her life, how you can become a #GIRLBOSS, and much more.  #GIRLBOSS is a must read because Amoruso gives advice on marketing tactics, such as the importance of social media, knowing the consumer, and creative directing. Sophia Amoruso will teach YOU how to become a #GIRLBOSS. Amoruso makes it known that a #GIRLBOSS takes life seriously, but doesn’t take herself too seriously. In #GIRLBOSS Amoruso lets her readers in on the marketing secrets that lead to her success from the beginning of her career, to her $100 million dollar company Nasty Gal. She gives countless tips and remarkable advice on business and just life in general in a fun and witty way.  The New York Times named her, “The Cinderella of Tech.” Amoruso is extremely invested in her target customers. When she began her business on eBay she spent all of her time on the computer, she admitted to having an illegal software to help her find her target market. “I had friend-adding software, which was totally against MySpace policy. I would look up, say, an it girl’s friends and add only girls between certain ages and certain cities” (Amoruso 28). She created a MySpace page to target consumers and, now her MySpace page is her penetrated market. She goes into depth on how she didn’t understand how valuable this type of marketing would be. “I didn’t know it at the time, but what I was doing here included two key to running a successful business: knowing your customers and knowing how to get free marketing” (Amoruso 29). Amoruso informs the readers about targeting your customers, making sure to know them well, and to treat them well.  #GIRLBOSS gives extensive tips on how to run a business. Amoruso goes on to inform her readers on investors, she also speaks on creativity and gives the advice of finding your framework when it comes to a creative standpoint. Amoruso is one of few that hold a position as the creative director, and the CEO of a business. She also talks about the challenges she faces at Nasty Gal now and how she accomplishes them. This book is inspiring to many individuals especially myself, because my brain thinks creatively. It was inspiring to read about someone who wanted to create a business, and used her creative side as a whole to make herself who she is today. I recommend this book to individuals who want to become a #GIRLBOSS, because Amoruso will make it known that it is possible. “There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure” (Amoruso 51).  #GIRLBOSS also includes Amoruso’s pathway to her success and the personal struggles she went through to get there. She goes in depth on her life of dumpster diving, shoplifting and hitch hiking, and how she feels that it saved her life. She feels she wouldn’t be where she is today without it. Sophia goes through her struggles fitting in, “I’d felt like an outsider my entire life, in every school and at every job, and had finally thrown in the towel on finding any place I completely belonged” (Amoruso 82). Sophia’s story is relatable, and it is inspiring. Sophia Amoruso is light hearted, witty, smart, full of advice, and proves that any girl if they have passion can be a #GIRLBOSS. “My advice to #GIRLBOSSes is create your own job. Become a master of what you do. Fully immerse yourself in your culture. Be humble: You are never above having to pack boxes. Never forget where you came from, And always be polite. Good old-fashioned manners can get you very far.” (Amoruso 199)
Anonymous 4 months ago
If you are looking for that motivation book to jump start your life, well, you landed on the right book! Swear it is goooood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophia Amoruso is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, but she hasn’t always been the owner of a multi-million dollar company. Amoruso dropped out of highschool at 17 and makes a life out of dumpster diving and selling vintage items online. Eventually she creates a eBay shop called Nasty Gal Vintage and the rest is history. In her autobiography #GIRLBOSS Sophia explains the highs and lows of her path to success, and the lessons learned from starting her own business. At first glance anyone could assume this is a hardcore feminist empowerment book, and in some ways it is, but the way she writes and tells her story is so laid back you find yourself loving her whether you’re a liberal or a right wing conservative. Yes, the themes of this book are basic and cliche, the overdone rags to riches story, but with a fun and modern twist. As an author, Amoruso writes as if she is talking to you in a one-on-one conversation, it makes you as the audience feel connected to her story personally. By doing this she is creating a relationship with the readers. Since I am interested in business and interior design I also feel I was able to connect with this book on a deeper level, I enjoyed reading how hard she worked to achieve her dream, she tells us not to idolize her—or anyone for that matter but I find it hard not to look up to her after reading about all the time and effort she put in and the successful business (that I actually buy clothes from) that came in return. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book a lot, I will walk away with good advice to remember as I continue on out of highschool and knowing all the issues and dreams I have are relevant and I’m not the only person dealing with them—as cheesy as that is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend the book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso for teenage girls mostly, between the ages of thirteen and nineteen. The autobiography is about Sophia herself. She tells her story in life about how she started off with a rough life but got through it and later in life became successful with her own chain clothing store for teens and women! The book sends a good message out to the readers. I would rate the book a 10 out of 10
mstetsunov More than 1 year ago
This book was very well written and a great read. As you read through you will feel a rush of empowerment and believe you can take down anything. I truly did find my #Girlboss within myself. I would recommend this book to any teen/adult trying to find tips on confidence and success. 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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I hated this book. I am a 17-year-old entrepreneur who was looking for some motivation and insight and it was nothing I thought it would be. I knew before buying that this book wasn't going to be about getting into the amazing world of e-commerce but I felt like I was reading about her shallow teenage stories the whole time... There’s nothing cool about shoplifting thousands of dollars of items and then selling them online. Definitely did not give me a good message about Nasty Gal. How would you like it if someone went in your store and did that? Even though she mentioned a couple times how she “wasn't proud about stealing” that didn't stop her from writing a whole chapter and laughing about how you stole this and that, then describing the whole process of doing so, and then making it a joke by saying how you have a special place in hell carved out for you. Very funny Sophia, are you also a part time comedian? This did not motivate me at all whatsoever.... I was hoping this was going to tap into the part of her mind that is the successful genius of nasty gal. She made it sound like she never had a hardship, like she built her business from eBay to a hundred million dollar company just by being OCD and ADD. If that were possible there would be many more nasty gals out there in the world. The entire book was overall like I said before, shallow. It was all bragging about what she had and what she created which I mean good for you, you created a 100 million dollar fashion clothing, debt free (which she mentioned 1,000 times and wanted to make sure was etched into our brain) but how about inspire us instead of being a pompous and tacky the whole time. Edit: There wasn’t simply no motivation, there was a chapter at the end of the book… a 4.25 page chapter (where 2 pages were still about herself) about chances and why you should go out and try and be successful.. but that’s about it… out of a 250-ish page book, there were 2.25 pages worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good autobiography not filled with overly warm and fuzzy feelings. Actually, this Girl Boss is not warm and fuzzy. She works hard at figuring out what people will buy and then pushes through to make the sale and develop the products. She works hard at working smarter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, like talking to a very supportive and honesty friend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad. The book started of really interesting, and overall a worthy read, but she repeats herself a lot, which was driving me crazy. It felt as if she was really reaching to fill more pages.
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Great book. The road to success doesn't always have the same formula
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I'm about halfway through with this book and I am OBSESSED! An easy and entertaining read with amazing advice for young women, entrepreneurs or not. Definitely reccomend!   
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