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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.”

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages

    #GIRLBOSS Reviews

  • Kimiko
    May 22, 2014

    I had such high hopes for this book, but it turns out that now I’ll be writing one of my only truly negative reviews on Goodreads…Sophia Amoruso has surely accomplished a lot with Nasty Gal, and I...

  • Sophie
    Jan 01, 2015

    I put off reading this book for a long time because #GIRLBOSS is the most vomit-inducing book title I can think of and now I have read it I wish I hadn't bothered. #GIRLBOSS is peculiar mix; it's ...

  • Renee
    Jul 28, 2014

    Having been Nasty Gal's first intern during the early days in Berkeley when it was just Sophia and Christina (the first full-time employee who is now Buying Director), my rating may be a little biased...

  • Stephanie
    Dec 29, 2014

    I am stunned that #GIRLBOSS won the 2014 GRCA for best business book!Being a female in the male-dominated business world, I was excited by the title and hoping for SO MUCH MORE!!The book reads more li...

  • Jenny
    Jun 28, 2014

    I had never even heard of Nasty Gal when I picked this e-book from the library. But the title seemed fun and I always enjoy reading business books - especially ones that tackle the unique issues that ...

  • Jessica
    Nov 06, 2014

    I so wanted this to be good, but after reading the introduction, I knew that I was probably not going to enjoy it. After she addressed the issue of whether or not her book was a feminist manifesto by ...

  • Natalie
    Nov 25, 2016

    In #GIRLBOSS, Sophia Amoruso recounts her life from stumbling upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becoming an unlikely businesswoman to building her retail fashion empire. Along the...

  • Ami
    Jun 06, 2014

    It's overwhelmingly clear from the book that Sophia Amoruso is a hard worker. She's dedicated to her business, she's extremely talented at what she does, and I suspect she'd be pretty fun to attend a ...

  • Kelsey Searles
    Sep 17, 2014

    From the first page I knew I wasn't going to like this book. ("don't let the man get you! #girlboss!"... gag...) Beyond it being poorly written (sounds like a teenager's rambling life story), it doesn...

  • Karina
    Aug 12, 2015

    Funny, entertaining, sassy, sarcastic, and incredibly smart. Amoruso manages to bring her funny/sarcastic personality onto these pages while seriously teaching about what it means/takes to be a girlbo...