Monday, May 12, 2014

So You Want To Be A #GIRLBOSS ?

Review: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Author: Sophia Amoruso

Year: 2014
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The founder of Nasty Gal offers a sassy and irreverent manifesto for ambitious young women

At seventeen, Sophia Amoruso decided to forgo continuing education to pursue a life of hitchhiking, dumpster diving, and petty thievery. Now, at twenty-nine, she is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million e-tailer that draws A-list publicity and rabid fans for its leading-edge fashion and provocative online persona. Her story is extraordinary—and only part of the appeal of #GIRLBOSS.

This aspirational book doesn’t patronize young women the way many business experts do. Amoruso shows readers how to channel their passion and hard work, while keeping their insecurities from getting in the way. She offers straight talk about making your voice heard and doing meaningful work.

She’s proof that you can be a huge success without giving up your spirit of adventure or distinctive style. As she 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.” ~ Goodreads 

Let me just start by saying that I am not usually one to pick up a memoir/self-help type book; however, from the moment this book was announced to be released (by the Bad Ass Chick herself) I knew I just had to grab it. 

NASTY GAL--- A controversial, yet appropriate name for online fashion store that I, dare I say, love and quite frequently obsess over, was started by CEO, Founder, and Creative Director Sophia Amoruso. Her first book #GIRLBOSS will take you on the wildest-- at least for the moment-- ride of your life all the while helping you put yours together.

(NASTY GAL--- because we all have a little bad side to give a little hell to the world)

I mean who wouldn't want to become a rich, famous, and most importantly, self-confident #GIRLBOSS? You learn to love yourself, have faith in what you do, don't take s*** from anyone and work hard until you make it (in whatever area of your life: work, romance, life itself). 

With various tips and tricks, Sophia will guide and teach you the right ways (aka whatever you feel comfortable with) and all the wrong ways she went about it. The secret to being a #GIRLBOSS is about creating your own life, not taking someone else's. That's what this book is all about!

Sophia shows you that failing isn't as bad as it seems nor is it the end, but just the beginning. Her life was full of mistakes (even she says so), but she never stopped. She kept going with her instincts and her street smarts and became the best #GIRLBOSS we know (and all before she was 30)! She doesn't sugarcoat the truth but rather tells it like it is. Even if your life wasn't as crazy as hers, you can relate to her perspective on life because inside all of us is a little Nasty Gal just waiting to show the world what we can do. And that means jamming to the beat of your own drum.

So all you girls out there, I recommend you get your hands on this ASAP! This empowering book will keep you on your toes. It will change your life and your attitude, because it sure changed mine. Life is all about perspective and how you deal with the bad and make it better. I promise you'll want to read more and more of this non-stop action. I wasn't able to put it down and I know you won't either. And regardless of your age, you can definitely become a #GIRLBOSS!

And as she says: "Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you."

Kristy <3

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