Book Reviews, Spotlight

#GIRLBOSS | Reviewed by Brittany Peterson

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Calling all females. Searching for an entertaining, inspirational, and informative read? #GIRLBOSS, written by Nasty Gal CEO and founder Sophia Amoruso, is a must read. This straight-talking, former Dumpster-diving entrepreneur grew her business from a small eBay vintage store to a multimillion-dollar online retailer with 300+ employees. All before the age of thirty, mind you! Her book deviates from the cliché “12 steps to success” outline that so many authors follow; in fact, it’s just the opposite. Her book contains witty advice and endearing accounts of her struggles and growth as not just a businesswoman, but as an individual. She cleverly covers a range of topics that all us Girl Bosses can relate to: overcoming crappy jobs, the interviewing and hiring process, making financially sound decisions, and, of course, her fashion (or anti-fashion) evolution. The conversational and honest writing style ignites a personal connection with readers. So what’s Sophia’s primary message? Remain passionate and focused on executing your goals, and stay true to yourself along the way. Entrepreneur, teacher, artist, or student—whatever walk of life you’re from, Sophia Amoruso’s wisdom will serve you well. When I finished reading, I was left wanting more! Check out some of my favorite quotes from #GIRLBOSS below.

“Life is short. Don’t be lazy.”

“You can’t act like you’ve arrived when you’re only just receiving the invitation.”

“You have to kick people out of your head as forcefully as you’d kick people out of your house if you didn’t want them there.”

“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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