#GIRLBOSS

#GIRLBOSS

How to Write Your Own Rules While Turning Heads and Turning Profits


Read by: Sara Jes Austell

Format
Audiobook Download – Unabridged
Price
$29.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Audiobook Download – Unabridged
  • ISBN 9780698162303
  • 4:41:00 Duration
  • Penguin Audio
  • Adult

Overview

“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.

A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. . She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. 

As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool.  Then let’s do this.”

#GIRLBOSS

#GIRLBOSS

Sophia Amoruso, Read by: Sara Jes Austell

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Praise

“Part memoir, part management guide and part girl-power manifesto. A sort of a 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.”
VanityFair

“Amoruso’s voice is accessible and charmingly self-deprecating without losing the effortless cool that characterizes her clothes.”
New York Times Book Review

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NEWSROOM

5/9/14

Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso stopped by Union Square in New York City yesterday to distribute 6,000 bagels to the gathered masses to celebrate the publication of her new Portfolio… Read more >

4/10/14

The folks at Nasty Gal hired a massive billboard to promote Sophia Amoruso’s upcoming Portfolio title #GIRLBOSS on California’s 10 Freeway in Desert Hot Springs. The billboard is at the… Read more >

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