Author: Sophia Amoruso
Page Count: 239
Blurb: In the space of ten years, Sophia Amoruso has gone from high-school dropout to founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.
Sophia’s never been a typical executive or typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success.
Filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that success doesn’t come from where you went to college or how popular you were in school. Success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
Writing Style: Easy to read and written in an informal tone, almost like a blog post.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I started this book, I think I was expecting a lot of preaching about feminism due to it’s name but it’s not like that at all.
The first few chapters were absolutely amazing, full of great advice and they made me feel really motivated to get my butt into gear with my own career path. I started making notes on the advice she was giving and started thinking of ways to apply it to my life.
I expected the rest of the book to carry on in the same fashion but unfortunately as I got further into the book I started getting bored. I started to dislike Sophia the further I got into the book which is unusual for me as I usually connect very strongly with characters when I’m reading.
I found her very contradictory in the way she talked about career advice because she started off by telling us how little effort she put into working for other companies and how she’d just spend her time at work surfing the web and doing her own thing but then went on to say that in order to be successful you need to go the extra mile for your employer and make yourself invaluable to them? She seemed to jump back and forth between these types of mindset which made the book very confusing to me.
Having said this, the book has got some really good advice for not only your career but your personal life in general, she has some really good points about saving money (eg. ‘Money looks better in the bank than on your feet’) so I’m still going to be taking some of her advice but I’ll be taking it all with a pinch of salt.
I’ve just started watching the #GIRLBOSS series on Netflix and so far it seems really funny and relatable so I’d recommend watching that but as buying the book goes, I think there’s some good advice in there for everyone but it’s not my favourite book.
Rating out of 5: 3
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Here’s a similar book I’ve reviewed recently: Big Little Lies