A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets
what she wants because she works for it."
The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashionit
was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing
petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had
resigned herself to employment, but was still broke,
directionless, and working a mediocre day job she'd taken for
the health insurance.
It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage
clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO,
and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online
fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia's never
been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's
written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a
unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all
hell and lined with naysayers.
#GIRLBOSS includes Sophia's story, yet is infinitely bigger
than Sophia. It's deeply personal yet universal. Filled with
brazen wake-up calls (You are not a special snowflake"),
cunning and frank observations (Failure is your
invention"), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty
Gal's meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It
proves that being successful isn't about how popular you were
in high school or where you went to college (if you went to
college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and
following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to
A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too
seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own
terms. . She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with
them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag
As Sophia writes, I have three pieces of advice I want you to
remember: Don't ever grow up. Don't become a bore. Don't let The
Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let's do this."