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.
If you’ve been in the blogging world for even a little while now chances are you’ve heard of #GIRLBOSS. I was surprised because from fellow bloggers I was getting great reviews and on goodreads I was getting really poor ones. So I bought it for myself to figure out which I agreed with.
While this book was a really inspiring story it was strange in the fact that there was no clear audience. It was too girl bosses, but only ones who were in her exact situation? It read more like an autobiography, which would have been great if that was what the book was aiming for- but it wasn’t because it also had tips and advice. While Amoruso’s story is great I think we can agree that her method for success wasn’t the most typical, which is why this book felt like it was talking over my head not to me.
I also thought it was really poorly written. Amoruso was trying to get her personality to come across, but she did so in ways that made you feel like you were choking on it. The narrative didn’t flow and you kept getting pulled out of the book.
All in all I give it 2 out of 5 stars. It was an inspiring story but it wasn’t executed well.