Emilee Speaks: #girlboss [book review]

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#girlboss [book review]

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. -GoodReads

I think you'd have to live in a hole to never have seen this book.  It's made it's rounds on twitter, instagram, && pinterest.  Everyone has been proclaiming it's glory.  Plus, it's a super cute book and makes for some fab instagram photos.

I enjoyed this book for the most part.  I felt myself relating A LOT to the author.  I feel we have a lot of similarities [minus the teenage rebellion phase, I never really had that].  It was nice to see someone that can't "do" college turn out successful.  I've tried college several times with no success.  My brain doesn't work well in that environment.  I can't explain it, but college is just not my "thing".

Now I don't have delusions of grandeur.  I don't expect to fall into a multi-million dollar company like she did.  [Yes I know... she said it wasn't luck, but we all know timing and opportunity have to be there too.  It's NOT just about working hard.]  However, it did put a fire under my ass [so to speak].  It was a very inspirational read.  The basic summary of the book is: HUSTLE.

#Girlboss was a hilarious read.  A nice break from the previous books I read, aha!  I loved Sophia's tell it like it is attitude.  She's smart && assertive.  You can feel her passion and dedication for her company.

The only thing that I didn't care much for was the last few chapters.  They focused on resumes, interviewing, etc.  I don't see myself doing any of that in the near future.  I skimmed those pages, but I will definitely pick it back up if the need arrives.

Overall, I highly recommend this book.  There's no secrets within it's pages.  It's just a creative way of her drilling "WORK YOUR ASS OFF" into your head.  Though it was as simple as that, I enjoyed it immensely.
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