By Sophia Amoruso
(Portfolio, Hardcover, 9780399169274, 256pp.)
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn tfashion it was a stolen book. She spent her teenshitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpsterdiving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself toemployment, but was still broke, directionless, andworking a mediocre day job she d taken for thehealth insurance.
It was there that Sophia decided to start sellingvintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is thefounder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer withmore than 350 employees. Sophia's never been atypical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written#GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seekinga unique path to success, even when that path iswinding as all hell and lined with naysayers.
#GIRLBOSS includes Sophia's story, yet isinfinitely bigger than Sophia. It's deeply personalyet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls( You are not a special snowflake ), cunning andfrank observations ( Failure is your invention ), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal smeteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground.It proves that being successful isn t about how popularyou were in high school or where you went tocollege (if you went to college). Rather, success isabout 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.