Full time employee who is now Buying Director my rating may be a little biased so feel free to take everything from this point forward with a grain of saltI won t bother with a short summary as this book has gotten enough press and reviews from readers alike that that just seems redundant What I will say is that having worked with Sophia firsthand and having accompanied her on what was Nasty Gal s second buying trip ever her work ethic is a cut above the rest she eats sleeps and breathes Nasty Gal always has and probably always will There are parts in the book where she may come across a bit lofty but she s just telling it like it is and not making any excuses she is and not making any excuses She touches on the subject of extroverts And Introverts Mentioning Psychologists Now Believe That introverts mentioning psychologists now believe that media is a really valuable tool for introverts because it allows them to communicate and even network on their own terms Being an introvert herself Girlboss is the creative outlet through which Sophia speaks on her own termsWhat makes Sophia such an icon to girls around the world partly is her relatability Her story is one with a Cinderella esue theme in a male run tech start up world and it s easy to think feel like something similar could happen to any of us so long as you just follow Sophia s magic formula But she is one in 400 trillion if you read the book you ll get what I mean And what she oesn t reveal Signs and Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts directly in Girlboss though hints of it are given along the way is that she is a voracious learner an avid reader and a hypercritical thinker with killer business gumption Not all of us innately are or possess these ualities though this is something that is absolutely within our power to change adopt andor improve upon In my opinion these are just some of the most common characteristics I ve seen across the board of successful entrepreneurs and just above average humans in generalAll in all the book is a uick and entertaining read with snippets of slightly outrageous and hilarious stories from Sophia s past wisdoms imparted by many other Girlbosses including fashionesigner Norma Kamali Christene Barberich editor of Refinery 29 and Leandra Medine of Manrepellercom and learnings from Sophia s arsenal of books including of course the Harvard Business Review 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 a book that Person in the Memory doesn t know whether it wants to be a memoir or if it wants to give business advice Most of Sophia Amoruso s memories are irrelevant and self absorbed with humble brags littering the pages Sophia constantly reminds readers of the meteoric rise of Nasty Girl and how her own profile has risen with it not to mention all that money she is making and how she gets congratulated on aaily basis and then she reels off a list of achievements just in case we Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 didn t already realise how successful she is Ion t Literature and Dictatorship in Africa and Latin America 1958-1987 d 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 GoodreadsSophia Amoruso has surely accomplished a lot with Nasty Gal and I respect her work ethic and ability to achieve success with rough beginnings and little formal education However I expected this book to relate to those in her generation instead she turns out to be yet another naysayer of the Millennial generation writing them off as lazy and spoiled For someone in her early thirties with a lot of life left to live she often puts herself up on a pedestal and talksown to readers taking herself seriously than necessary Also she seems frustratingly lacking in self awareness and empathy she often writes as though everything she has earned is wholly Academic Advising Approaches deserved and that the universe provided what she was owed without honestly acknowledging that many out there who have likely worked harder and longer than her haven t gotten nearly as much success For example at one point she writes about how bringing children to a job interview is an immediate turn off for heroes she not realize how many single parents in poverty cannot afford childcare How else are they supposed to make money to provide for their family This is only one instance out of many where she lacks the ability to relate to those less fortunate than herself In fact she spends a whole chapter refuting the idea of luck and claiming that her positive thinking brought opportunities to her nice thought but it comes across as entitled and na veWhile there are moments of amusing anecdotes and inspiring stories in general it seems that Amoruso has little than tired old clich s to offer in terms of business advice. Nowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly“A witty and cleverly told account It’s this kind of honest advice plus the humorous ups and owns of her rise in online retail that make the book so appealing” Los Angeles Times“Amoruso teaches the innovative and entrepreneurial among us to play to our strengths learn from our mistakes and know when to break a few of the traditional rules” Vanity Fair“#GIRLBOSS is than a book #GIRLBOSS is a movement” Lena Dunha. #GIRLBOSSGIRLBOSS is Sophia Amoruso s story about her wild childhood unlikely and extraordinarily successful business venture and her treatise on how to extraordinarily successful business venture and her treatise on how to yourself and bring what is uniue to you to your professional lifeI googled Sophia after I finished this book and was ismayed to Agricultural Science for CSEC Examinations discover she haseclared bankruptcyIt seems she still has a successful motivational speaker program going on but for whatever reason her business hasn t worked outI suspect she will land on her feet and start again That is a large part of the philosophy contained in GIRLBOSS In about eight years I went from a broke anarchist freegan ead set on smashing the system to a millionaire businesswoman "who today is as at home in the boardroom as she is in " today is as at home in the boardroom as she is in ressing room I never intended to be a role model but there are parts of my story and the lessons I ve learned from it that I want to share pg 23 ebook Sophia believes in being yourself Let your freak flag fly Embrace your weirdness because that is what ultimately makes you great GIRLBOSS is a feminist book and Nasty Gal is a feminist brand in the sense that I encourage you as a girl to be who you are and o what you want Being a Girlboss is as much about being the boss of your career as it is of your home pg 29 ebookBetween Sophia s business tips and memoir she includes uotations Such as It was the straying that found the path irect Austin Osman Spare pg 56In her case that was absolutely true Sophia wanted a job where she Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) didn t have to work and could get paid foroing essentially nothingShe found that job and surfed the internet most of the time In Academic Body doing so she studied online communities like MySpace and eBay and concluded that she could network and sell items with the best of themAnd sheidSophia is a believer in creating your own reality there s also the everyday kind of magic that we make for ourselves And that s really not magic at all It s just recognizing the fact that we control our thoughts and our thoughts control our lives This is an extremely simple totally straightforward concept but for a lot of people it s so alien that it might as well be magic ebook pg 109Sophia like Obi Wan Kenobi Saint Germain On Alchemy does not believe in luck She believes in hard work action and selective focus Focus on the positive things in your life and you ll be shocked at how many positive things start happening But before you start to think you just got lucky remember that it s magic and you made it yourself ebook pg 115Come bankruptcies and whatever else I believe Sophia Amoruso will be just fine Don t you From the first page I knew I wasn t going to like this bookon t let the man get you girlboss gag Beyond it being poorly written sounds like a teenager s rambling life story it Chasing the Red Queen doesn t have any true focus or offer any innovative or interesting advice Most of the advice work hardon t have typos in your resume attention to Haylee detail are well known common and repeated in countless books television shows etc and honestly something you learn in high school or college had she completed those efforts She also comes off as an un relateable and unbelievable character She worked hard in all her jobs And yet most lasted no longer than 2 weeks She The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) does an incredible amount of bragging about her successes and everyone loving her and rambles her way through her story at a very high level I found myself constantly irritated with her Good for you for starting a successful company that s awesome Your story just isn t interesting or well written enough to tell Nice thing its short and has pictures So I finished it in aay and moved onto something far better It s overwhelmingly clear from the book that Sophia Amoruso is a hard worker She s Hijacking the Brain dedicated to her business she s extremely talented at what sheoes and I suspect she 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 d be pretty fun to attend a party with even thought she would probably make you wear silver leather pants That being said this book justidn t The Path to Gay Rights do it for me Amoruso neglects the fascinating elements of her story like the fact that she went from being the youngest person at a San Francisco Marxist book club and eatingumpster bagels to being a CEO with a brand new Porsche I Karen vs Alien don t mean to slam her for changing her mind on capitalism but it would have been very interesting and pretty informative to see exactly how that transition happened and whether she thinks that is appropriate for everyone Instead we get vague pieces of advice likeon t bad talk your boss on social media after you re fired There s a chapter that outlines the importance of using sigil magic to ensure your progress through ranks that felt totally off the wall The off the wall ness Gendered Citizenships does work for her sometimes especially within the context. In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called “Lean In for misfits” Sophia Amoruso shares how she went fromumpster iving to founding one of the fastest growing retailers in the worldAmoruso spent her teens hitchhiking committing petty theft and scrounging in umpsters for leftover bagels By age twenty two she had Singing the Law dropped out of school and was brokeirectionless 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 ecided to start Of a business book Sheryl Sandberg certainly t telling you about the Halloween she ressed as a 70s Blaxploitation character and tried to up she ressed as a 70s Blaxploitation character and tried to up boyfriend s ex about the Halloween she ressed as a 70s Blaxploitation character and tried to beat up her boyfriend s ex stories and how they helped her become a better person are silly and illuminating I just wish there were of them 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 way she realizes the value and the Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ diff 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 saying that she believes in showing up and owning it not whining for euality I was pretty much soured on everything else she had to say But I persevered And while there were some good parts of the book sheoes have some interesting things to say about venture capitalism and hiring and firing there were so many other things that made me want to throw the book against the wall in abject frustration For a book that purports to be about women who Literature of Africa don t take themselves too seriously Ion t think I have ever read a book by a person who took themselves MORE seriously The most frustrating part for me was when she said that she Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change didn t believe in luck Like this multimillionollar company that she built up from nothing which experienced unprecedented levels of growth such that industry professionals were all agog exists simply because Sophia Amoruso was the first person in the world to Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature discover working hard and there were no outside forces outside of her control that influenced the situation and helped her to get there And then after those few paragraphs she goes on to talk about chaos magic and positive thinking not like The Secret but basically if you think positively things will happen for you and says If you let yourself meander a bit the right things and the right people will fall into place Which sounds a hell of a lot like luck to me Contradictory self indulgent toneeaf and frustrating Pretty Rebuilding disappointing 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 uniue issues that face womenBut this This is not that bookI ll say this Sophia hasone a great job of getting where she is now She s obviously creative and obviously hard working But I Intro to Alien Invasion don t know who this book is written for It is mainly biographical which is fine but then has these girlboss lessons that made me cringe One page will assume you ve never put together aecent resume and then a few pages later it s giving you advice about how you can t be friends with your Therapy of Love direct reports It seems to assume that I have no business experience and am in charge of people mainly because that s what Sophiaealt with absolutely no business experience or formalized business education and was in charge of her own business Which is awesome for her but rare that others will go on that sort of girlboss trajectory Also it s extremely Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism difficult to read the book and she s mentioning that in meetings she gets annoyed when peopleon t talk to her Museum Activism directly because they assume sheoesn t know what she s talking about but then says she often makes people repeat themselves a number of times until she understands the business concepts because she has no training but she s the CEO so she has to understand I know she got where she is by not going to business school but maybe she could look into a little bit of formal training It s not an employees job to give you a crash course in topics they learned in their MBAI think I would have enjoyed this if it was just a straight biography and gave up the pretense of telling people how to be girlbossesI also googled Nasty Gal after reading the book and came upon a Glass Door page where the company is rated VERY low in employee satisfaction and a trustpilot page where it also is rated very low in shopper satisfaction It made it seem as if the author lacks awareness about her company This is not Lean In for a younger generation I am ALWAYS in the mood for reading some empowering and successful stories about beautifully messed up ladies with a Narcissistic Mothers dream and nothing to lose so I will take this as the perfect opportunity to end thisecade in styleI loved the fuck it I own this type of attitude Sophia Amoruso had throughout the whole book and I especially appreciated her honesty and the fr Having been Nasty Gal s first intern Falling For A Kingpin during the earlyays in Berkeley when it was just Sophia and Christina the first. Elling vintage clothes on eBayFlash 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 uniue 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; .