#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

#GIRLBOSS

bySophia Amoruso

Kobo ebook | May 6, 2014

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In the *New York Times* bestseller that the *Washington Post* called “*Lean In* for misfits,” Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written *#GIRLBOSS* for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

*#GIRLBOSS *proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

“A witty and cleverly told account . . . It’s this kind of honest advice, plus the humorous ups and downs of her rise in online retail, that make the book so appealing.” —*Los Angeles Times*

“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*
 
“#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement.” —Lena Dunham

Title:#GIRLBOSSFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0698154908

ISBN - 13:9780698154902

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK This book makes me want to be a "#badass "boss girl
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love! Love!! We need more of this in the world. Felt so empowered, just by the cover!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't keep a copy This book is such a great resource and I can't ever seem to keep a copy because I keep giving them to friends. Definitely gives a confidence boost.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fun, but not exactly amazing. A good autobiography if you like her brand & her story behind it. Wouldn't go out of my way for it. Wanna save some time? Watch the special on Netflix.
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mad Respect I learned a lot about this Woman. She deserves everything she's worked for. I didn't have any expectations before reading this and I'm very glad I did. Yes it's not really a "guide" but you can't say you didn't learn anything from it. I like her encouraging story.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad This is more of an autobiography than a guide. Interesting read nevertheless.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I wanted to like it because I love reading about successful women, but I couldn't get into it.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing this woman is so inspiring
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my style If you're into self help books I's recommend this one... otherwise it's preying on hipsters.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok read. This book was a quick and easy read. I found it inspirational but I wouldn't say it's a guide on how to start a business.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very well written, funny book! I am a huge fan of the fashion NastyGal sells. Sophia Amoruso is the founder and creator of it. When I heard about how she started the company, I was amazed at how it all happened and how successful it became given the situations she had been in when she was younger. I knew I had to read more about her story when I heard that she was writing about it in a book format. The book is extremely well written and has a funny, raw, unfiltered flare to it. It is also very inspiring because she writes directly to the readers and offers the input and hints that she has learned in her life. I would recommend this book to fashion lovers, to people who like inspirational true stories, and to people who want to get lost in a story that proves anything can happen, know matter where you come from or no matter what hardships you've been through.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from all style Why do women want to be called girls? I think there's your problem right there. Found this style over substance.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Read this book after watching the Netflix series. Super cute still and I liked the easy read and the author's style of writing.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read Interesting read about the start of Nasty Gal. This isn't a guide to starting your own business, as mentioned by others, it's more of an autobiography. However there are useful tips and insights throughout the book!
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read. Funny. Real. I'll admit, I had no idea who Sophia Amoruso was before I looked at this book; but after reading an online biography on her I was very interested to see her life and how she got to where she is today. I truly had no expectations. However Amoruso is witty and tells it like it is: she does not want to be a role model and she does an amazing job channeling and speaking to individuals who do not fit into the societal norm. It's an easy read. Some parts are funny and the pictures are a very nice touch!
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite Wasn't sure how I would like it but I've read this book three times now and I love it each time
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from autobiography not a guide The book is an overview of her life with little value into how to build an empire. Perfect for a high school student who does not know how to write a resume.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read! Sophia Amoruso shares her experiences of starting a business. She writes incredibly well and is quite funny. As a fan of her brand, NastyGal, and of her story in general, it was so fun to read the details of her story and her life. A great, witty, easy read.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourite books Love it, found the story gripping and relatable!!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who doesn't love this book. This book is awesome! Yes it's more of a biography but i like how relatable it is. She was just a normal girl who made it big which is awesome for all of us trying to do our own thing and be creative and that's what i love about this book. She's also a misfit which i think a lot of can relate to if you don't conform to the norms. LOVE!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Super easy to read - inspiring, motivational and empowering to women - especially to those trying to start or run a business.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ! Easy and quick to read, filled with lessons and entertainment.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Even if you don't plan on starting your own company, Sophia tackles a lot good points that cam be applied to your every day life.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick but fun Book was such an easy book to read but simple and fun at the same time. I got a lot out of this book all in a couple days read. Was worth it and I enjoyed reading it. Great pick me up and leaves you feeling good.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very fun read and very inspirational! I am a huge fan of the fashion NastyGal sells. Sophia Amoruso is the founder and creator of it. When I heard about how she started the company, I was amazed at how it all happened and how successful it became given the situations she had been in when she was younger. I knew I had to read more about her story when I heard that she was writing about it in a book format. The book is extremely well written and has a funny, raw, unfiltered flare to it. It is also very inspiring because she writes directly to the readers and offers the input and hints that she has learned in her life. I would recommend this book to fashion lovers, to people who like inspirational true stories, and to people who want to get lost in a story that proves anything can happen, know matter where you come from or no matter what hardships you've been through.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quick read I expected more content. Read this in an afternoon, still enjoyable though!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I love all things #GirlBoss and Sophia! This book was an easy read and very empowering. If you want to see the evolution of Nasty Gal from her perspective, I recommend picking up a copy of Girl Boss ASAP
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power read for women I loved this book and will probably read it over and over in the future! It was great to hear her story and she mixed in tips and advice, which worked well! I flew through this book and have already recommended it to friends!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Nasty Gal As a fan of Nasty Gal, the #GIRLBOSS movement, and all things vintage, this book was the perfect read.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ok I am really into non-fiction and love a good female success story but some parts of this seemed a little too embellished. If you read it with a grain of salt, and don't look too deep for direction or inspiration I think it's okay but it's not something I'll keep coming back to.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome read for young gals everywhere Love Sophia Amoruso and what she stands for. This book is great for young women who are worried or unsure about what they want to do with their lives. The possibilities are endless, and passion is so important. Sophia proves this to be true in #GirlBoss!
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy read I read this book to see what all the hype was about since I didn't even know who this woman was until this book came out. An interesting read though about her journey and struggles to the top. All that stealing she did though & then making money off the stolen merchandise is just wrong and I wouldn't label her as a role model or an inspiration by any means.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This! I loved reading this book. It was written in a fun really personable way, making it easily relatable yet funny. Definitely motivates you to become your own boss if you were already thinking towards it. Also a new series on Netflix as come relating to this book !
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it! After reading this I just thought Sophia Amoruso was just the raddest chick! I saw a review said this book was an autobiography versus advice... what's wrong with that? I didn't think it was trying to be a guide. I took it to be, and found, it is the story of how she began her business and if you want to take away from beneficial advice that is up to you.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A great Book! I am happy I invested in this book. If you love knowing how the author received such a success then you should definitely read this.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Inspirational! I am a huge fan of the fashion NastyGal sells. Sophia Amoruso is the founder and creator of it. When I heard about how she started the company, I was amazed at how it all happened and how successful it became given the situations she had been in when she was younger. I knew I had to read more about her story when I heard that she was writing about it in a book format. The book is extremely well written and has a funny, raw, unfiltered flare to it. It is also very inspiring because she writes directly to the readers and offers the input and hints that she has learned in her life. I would recommend this book to fashion lovers, to people who like inspirational true stories, and to people who want to get lost in a story that proves anything can happen, know matter where you come from or no matter what hardships you've been through.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just No! I had really high hoped when going into this book, but was sorely disappointed. This book was more of a memoir and pat on the back for the author than any type of advice book on business. Any advice given in this book will appeal to a very small niche of people and isn't particularly helpful at all.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating! This book is an amazing story of nothing to something. Way to go! Very inspiring for all of the ladies who have been told they cannot achieve greatness, simply because they are female.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rebelious and Inspiring It is so great to read about a rebellious woman who becomes very successful. I found very many similarities to my business. Though my business is much smaller! I loved this book and have shared it with my female business entrepreneur friends. Definitely inspiring and a super easy read. Couldn't put the book down!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved! Super inspiring and I loved it.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! This book is a great read. Really interesting and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing This book is great! I recommend it
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10/10! This book is full of inspiration and gives you great insight to Sophia's path to success!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read I liked this book when I read it , it was a quick read. It detailed Sophias life and the start of her career. Her rise to the top of her own company is inspiring for readers who want to emulate her and be their own boss.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book!!! It was easy to read, great ideas and inspiration plus her story is very interesting!
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring! My mom borrowed this book from the library and I read it in 2 days, and then went out and bought a copy of my own as soon as I was finished. This book was such an inspiring and motivational read, and I definitely recommend it to any and every #girlboss. Sophia Amoruso's story is a perfect example of how anyone can achieve success, no matter where they start off. Such a good read!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from #girlboss empowering book, sophia shares tips on being a #girlboss and tells her story how nastygal became what it is #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motivational Loved this book. Sophia is a very hard-working woman, and it shows throughout her life story. If you need a little motivation to go after what you want, I highly recommend this book. #GIRLBOSS
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GirlBosses unite! I devoured this book on a four hour plane ride to LA. Hilarious, raw, and full of amazing career advice for any girl boss babe! Never letting go of my copy.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool! Interesting, helpful, and not boring!
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pump up Book for Every Woman Love this book. In a slump? Great read and resource for the soul to get up and start working toward your dreams. A truly honest take on life.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Sophia Amoruso! This is a very touching and inspirational read for any aspiring woman entrepreneur! I loved every minute of this book!!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Girl Power in business and your life Funny, badass and entrepreneur, Sophia is a relatable girlfriend. This book is great for anyone with a dream or anyone who wants to hear about starting with nothing and accomplishing so much just because she followed her passions. She also has a podcast that shares stories of other girlbosses that she knows.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One thing One thing I took away from this book... there should be way more "girl" bosses. Though we should probably just call them women... right?
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Inspirational Read I absolutely loved this book. So much so that I bought my niece a copy (wasn't about to lend my copy out) My brother ended up reading it as well and enjoyed it.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Inspiration Read There was a little too much hype around it but it was still a fun and inspirational read/
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read I really enjoyed this book. It's easy to get into if you're interested in fashion, beauty, business, etc.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inspiring The book can inspire! But I think the hype was a little bit too strong for this one. It does have some great ideas and views, however I don't think I will ever read it again. It was interesting, but just wasn't what I was expecting from it.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So inspiring! This book reminded me that when I fall down, that I have to pick up myself up again and try again. There's always something out there for you.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Inspiring for girlbosses and boybosses - have already recommended it to a great deal of people.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top contender One of the most inspiring books I have read! Any girl could gain something from her book! It really helped me !
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved it! This book is a great read!!! It is short, sweet and to the point!
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #GIRLBOSS i truly loved everybit of this book. Its like a self help, business and personal finance book all in one. I learned so much about entrepreneurship and being confidnant in myself. And not being afraid to make mistakes. I would recommend that every young adult read this.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This book was pure gold. Funny, honest and inspiring. Would read again.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from An autobiography, not a guide If you are a fan of Sophia or the Nasty Gal brand, you might enjoy this book. If you are looking for advice on how to become a fierce female, maybe check something else out.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Take it or leave it Self helps parts were not great, but the story behind her success was very interesting.
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! A great read!
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Honest & Funny An honest, funny and simple take on how she succeeded in the big bad world. Though Sophia doesn't write anything groundbreaking or that hasn't been written before, her take is fresh and makes for a quick interesting read. Definitely a must-read for all the #GIRLBOSS out there!
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An inspiring piece of $&!@ A great honest story about a go-getter!
Date published: 2014-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honesty to its finest ! #GIRLBOSS was as honest as Sophia Amoruso diary! Loved how she presented her story. Her best and bad moments as well as the struggle she faces yet being appreciative of it all. But in every chapter there is a lesson to be learned. This definitely inspired me to work towards becoming a brave, bold woman. Thank you for your honesty!
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy read, fun & inspiring I honestly had no expectations for this book when I pre-ordered it. I purchased this book on a whim because, being a fan & huge shop-a-holic of the Nastygal online store, I was naturally curious as to the story behind the coming of such a successful business. While Sophia expresses she doesn't intend/nor want to be a role model, this book is completely light hearted and motivating. Really speaks to the young women out there who don't necessarily fall into the "mould". A great read!
Date published: 2014-05-07