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The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it 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 break.

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 fly. 

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.”

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4.3 / 5
May 26th, 2015
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.
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November 15th, 2014
This book was pure gold. Funny, honest and inspiring. Would read again.
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An autobiography, not a guide
October 13th, 2014
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.
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Take it or leave it
September 25th, 2014
Self helps parts were not great, but the story behind her success was very interesting.
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Honest & Funny
July 19th, 2014
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!
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An inspiring piece of $&!@
July 1st, 2014
A great honest story about a go-getter!
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Honesty to its finest !
May 31st, 2014
#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!
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