#Girlboss

#Girlboss

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By (author) Sophia Amoruso

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  • Publisher: Portfolio Penguin
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 18mm | 336g
  • Publication date: 29 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241181046
  • ISBN 13: 9780241181041
  • Sales rank: 528

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A #Girlboss is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.' The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia's never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #Girlboss for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #Girlboss includes Sophia's story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It's deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls ("You are not a special snowflake"), cunning and frank observations ("Failure is your invention"), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise, #Girlboss covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn't about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. Sophia Amoruso turned her hobby selling vintage clothing on eBay into Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing companies in America. Her rise has been covered by major media like The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal, and she has a devoted following on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Sophia Amoruso turned her hobby selling vintage clothing on eBay into Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing companies in America. Her rise has been covered by major media like The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal, and she has a devoted following on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

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The Cinderella of tech New York Times [Sophia Amoruso] remains true to her vision to inspire and be inspired by cool girls. -- "Ones to Watch: 11 Women Who Just Might Change the World" Elle Fashion's new phenom Forbes Starkly brilliant Huffington Post A millennial alternative to Lean In -- The Cut New York Magazine A compellingly motivational read The Telegraph The book you need in your life ... a simultaneously funny, warm, inspiring and straight-talking guide on how to go about getting shit done. Marie Claire Deeply personal and filled with brazen, hilarious moments and cunning and frank observations, don't be surprised if you laugh out loud SheerLuxe Amoruso's voice is accessible and charmingly self-deprecating without losing the effortless cool that characterizes her clothes...Being anti-establishment is teh old cool. The new cool is playing by your own rules and still winning by their standards New York Times Book Review Part memoir, part management guide and part girl-power manifesto. A sort of Lean In for misfits, it offers young women a candid guide to starting a business and going after what they want Washington Post A power manifesto for strong, ambitious young women ... 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 If you read one book with a hashtag for a title this year, make it #GIRLBOSS TechCrunch It's easy to get the sense, reading Lean In, that Sandberg is writing for women who've already made it. #GIRLBOSS is for those who haven't, which means it is aimed at people who have nothing to lose, which makes it a much riskier and more enjoyable manifesto New York Magazine Filled with great advice for all millennial women ready to take over the world Cosmopolitan