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Book Review: Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso l Should You Read It?

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Girl Boss is a hit! Ever since HULU released their exclusive show, the book’s popularity has soared once again.  Quite frankly, I read this book a few months ago amidst the Nasty Gal bankruptcy and Sophia Amoruso controversy. Despite working insanely hard to grow Nasty Gal in to a huge fashion franchise, Amoruso stepped down as CEO once the company started taking financial hits.  Instead she focused on her own new-found popularity as a Girl Boss (or to her playing a more important role as an author and general famous person).

I started reading Girl Boss around November and didn’t actually finish the book till mid-January.   It was one of those books that I read a chapter of and tossed aside.  But as I was back in school again (after swearing up and down that I’ll never go back).  I needed a pick-me-up so I thought hey, why not?  And picked up Girl Boss to continue reading where I left off.

Book Review: Girl Boss

At this point in the book, Amoruso is just starting to get her sh** together.  She works harder than ever before and starts devoting most of her time building her ebay store.  Her hard work pays off (sort of).  Spoiler alert! She starts getting regular customers at her ebay store.  After getting a few good checks from Ebay, Amoruso took the plunge and quit her job.  She devoted every second of her life to fixing pictures, answering questions, writing descriptions for each vintage piece, and styling them for cover photos.  Her devotion and concentration paid off because just a year from that day she started up her own website.  The the website got bigger so she expanded.  She built a company that had to move in less than a year because they simply outgrew the space.

The book documents the growth of Amoruso’s company and her own personal growth.  It’s an inspiring novel that speaks to younger generations who are fed up of hearing about their parent’s hard work pays off lecture.  Amoruso speaks to us in a fun and encouraging way.  She has a call-to-action in her book that is simply too hard to ignore.

The Nasty Gal Controversy

However, as we’ve read from financial reports Nasty Gal did take a financial hit and to the media, it seemed like Amoruso was jumping ship when she stepped down as CEO.  But some financial advisors said it was smart, praising her for getting as far as she did with no prior knowledge of the inner workings of business.

What do you think? Did you like Girl Boss? Are you watching it on HULU?

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