I have finished another book which means it is time for another review! Today I will be writing about #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nasty Gal Vintage. I had been wanting to read this book for months, especially after watching the Netflix series. I came across a copy in The Book Loft, the book store with 32 rooms that was pictured in my Columbus photo diary post. I finished the book in less than three days and found it quite interesting. Ms. Amoruso carefully illustrates that “the straight and narrow is not the only path to success.” Let me explain:
Sophia Amoruso tells the story of how she managed to create a multimillion dollar business with no college degree, no loans, and no glamour…just hard work. I think that goes to show that attending college, finishing your degree, and finding employment is not the only way to become a successful businesswoman. I have a lot of respect for entrepreneurial women who aren’t afraid to use a little elbow grease. Amoruso’s story can encourage more women to roll up their sleeves and make a career for their selves from scratch.
The book not only tells the story behind Nasty Gal, but provides genuine advice on working in the business world. I was very interested to hear what Ms. Amoruso had to say about starting a business, because I hope to create my own brand one day, too. The most important lesson I took from this book was that in order to become a career businesswoman, you need to have guts. You need to know your strengths and weaknesses, know your audience, and always stick to your morals. You need to be confident in yourself and your creation.
If you are at all interested in a career in business or fashion (or both!), I recommend reading this book.
Any book recommendations that I should review next? I’ve been flipping through The Anatomy of the Spirit and I Am Malala, and I am thinking of re-reading The Opposite of Loneliness and reviewing that book on Heavenlee Penny’s as well. Let me know your thoughts. 🙂
Now go be a #Girlboss!