If you have not heard of this book, I'm not sure which rock you're living under, but there's a whole world out here...
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, CEO and Founder of NastyGal, is essentially a mix of the story of her success in the business world and a bible for all women who have a desire to be a #GIRLBOSS. I think it's the law now to use a hashtag every time you use the phrase (& what a genius she is in the free marketing department, I might add) so yeah... #GIRLBOSS #GIRLBOSS #GIRLBOSS.
From the time I picked the book up, or opened it in my iBooks, rather, I initially could not "put it down." I won't lie about that. Her story is very interesting and quite ironic as well as relatable. Whether you are someone who is interested in stretching your entrepreneurial muscles, or not, there is a lot of general life lessons to take away. The quote above is one of my favorites.
You can look anywhere online and find a great great review of #GIRLBOSS, however, my thoughts on this book as far as the tone aren't exactly 100% positive. Yes, I will state again that I learned a lot and I DID feel very very inspired, however there were many times in the book where I just became.. frustrated. I do not know Sophia personally, nor do many of you, so please don't attack me in defense for your friend-in-spirit, however, she came off very boastful. Too boastful at times. Prior to reading this book, I saw a lot of reviews that applauded her "rags to riches story," which I definitely wouldn't refer to it as such, but it does give off that feeling, I guess. Arguably, her business is very very successful and of course you would want that to be known in your book, but having to read over words where she found ways to mention it over and over for what felt like 75% of the book just "wasn't my jam." That's really my only true complaint.
Besides that, I enjoyed the book. The #GIRLBOSS portraits at the end of every chapter were great and it was nice to hear more words of wisdom from other successful women. I ended just about every chapter feeling like I should get up and do something. She discusses everything from getting & keeping a job to starting & running your own business. There are tips on resumes, and cover letters (which, you guys know I dabble in on the aesthetic side so, you know... ;) lol,) interviews, etc, etc. If you are new to or about to enter the working world, there's a lot of good stuff in there!
If you read it, of course I would like to know what you thought & if you didn't, you should.