The twists and turns of Sophia Amoruso’s adolescence shaped her into the edgy, kickass, awesome, GIRLBOSS that she is today.

Realizing at an early age that school was not for her, Sophia Amoruso set out on her own path. Literally. She embarked on a winding road of experiences, hitchhiking her way into a job she took strictly for health insurance. Sound like the beginning of an obvious career in fashion, right?

GIRLBOSS is the story behind the phenomenon that was Nasty Gal. Amoruso details the experiences that led to the creation of a multi-million dollar empire. Here’s the thing though, this isn’t a “How To” book. It’s about growing up in the 90′, and not knowing what you want as an adult.

Chapter titles include: “Shi**y Jobs Saved My Life,” “Money Looks Better in the Bank Than on Your Feet,” and “Hocus-Pocus: The Power of Magical Thinking.” Also, throughout the book are “Portraits of a #Girlboss,” highlighting other female entrepreneurs, businesswomen, start-up gurus, and leaders. They all help to paint the image that if you set goals and work hard, you can do anything.

I loved that this book was written in her own voice. It’s candid and relatable, as if she’s simply having a conversation with the reader.

The information in this book is exactly what you need to do if you want to become a hard-working, successful #GIRLBOSS.

Synopsis (from Amazon):
Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

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