Author: Sophia Amoruso
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.
FIP the contrarian you will see in this blog!
I must start off with saying, I enjoyed this book. By the time you finish reading this review, you may not believe me; but it’s true, I enjoyed this book. I feel slightly smitten by Sophia Amoruso, she’s very charming. Her writing style makes you feel like you’re reading a candid blog. She’s unashamed of her past and admits to cringe worthy incidents – thats gotta be worth something right. Honesty is admirable.
Here is the problem though, I’m not sure if this book is an autobiography, a self help book or a start-up instruction manual. The other problem I faced while reading this book; although NastyGal and Sophia are unique in their stories the advice she doles out is very run of the mill. For example, she warns us against making typos. Hmm, so did my HS teacher. At times it feels like she is simply winging the book. The authentic personality that you see in the beginning of the book is soon replaced by a masked business women whose great at foreplay but doesn’t exactly take you through to climax.
In closing, I feel perhaps GirlBoss will appeal more to a younger generation, to girls. Maybe the next installation will be WomanBoss? Don’t get me wrong, FIP will most definitely show up for a signing for WomanBoss any day.