Book Review: #GIRLBOSS

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If you’re looking for a deep, philosophical novel to completely change your way of thinking, #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso is not for you, if you can’t tell by the #booktitle. A Cinderella story of Amoruso’s journey from dumpster-diving rebellious teenager to the CEO of a $100 million dollar company is the basis of the tale, with bits of candid advice thrown in. Excerpts from stories of other powerful women in the fashion industry, such as Leandra Medine, founder of popular fashion blog Man Repeller, end each chapter in hopes to further inspire you. Amoruso writes in a blunt, conversational tone throughout, and if you’re not a fan of profanity this story is one to avoid.

Amoruso highlights her, for lack of a better word, vivid lifestyle prior to her CEO career, including a career in petty theft and dumpster diving. After getting caught, she retires from the criminal lifestyle and launches an eBay store named Nasty Gal, which gains popularity and eventually blows up into a multimillion-dollar company. Certain frankness is present in Amoruso’s writing voice, as evidenced by the chapter titled, “You Are Not a Special Snowflake.” Amoruso’s memoir, though she claims it is not one, is motivating with the classic message that you can do anything you set your mind to.