#GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso


By Sophia Amoruso

  • Release Date: 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 908 Ratings


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.”

From the Hardcover edition.


  • I feel so BOSSY!

    By lovetatianaforever
    #GIRLBOSS is a really good read for any inspiring #GIRLBOSSES to Boss UP! It was a reality check and it also humbles you. I enjoyed this book and will pass it along to my friends.
  • Holy F**k #Amazing

    By RestorationMillenial
    I was so inspired after reading #GirlBoss I was instantly implementing changes in myself as well as my business. Something that I had done with instant results was how I wrote my craigslist ads for employees. Before I would do it the standard bullet point way but after a few tips from #GirlBoss I created an ad that allowed the reader to know what kind of culture they would be applying for and make them want it. It made hiring so much easier and brought out some creative people! Huge fan of this book and I have been recommending it to all my fellow #GirlBosses
  • Feeling Bossy!

    By Jeriah Denae'
    Ridiculously relatable and makes you feel magical for being a woman! 💅🏾
  • Useful

    By Simplyyaudreyy
    I learned more than a few things from this book. I recommend it for anyone trying to move up in life .
  • Awesome Book For Anyone feeling ...

    By Frankie 💁🏽
    This is a great book for anyone feeling unfulfilled in their work life. Sophia is very inspirational and she's real! I loved it and read it within 5 days. If you want to get motivated and find how to reach your happiness-read this book!

    By MSantiago613
    It helps being a nut and ADD like Sophia to appreciate this book because it's all over the place LOLOLOL. Nice read!!
  • Wow

    By Anabeeee
    Inspiringly awesome... It's been a while I haven't read a book in a nutshell like this... It's addicted because it's inspiring. It made me continuing on pursuing what I want and never be a bore anymore!
  • Great Buy... Even for a #GuyBoss

    By AhmadIbrahim97
    Such an inspirational read! I enjoyed Sophia's honest and to-the-point approach. This is a female entrepreneur's dream book. Don't hesitate to make this purchase. If it doesn't change your life, it at least offers new perspectives.
  • #girlboss all day everyday

    By Civscskalc
    This is such an interesting and inspiring book. The fact that Nasty Gal started as a small little website and became a huge and successful business is crazy! It is inspiring me to keep working hard. If I say least work for something I am more likely to get it than just wishing for it. This book is truly very inspiring.

    By 1 2 3 4
    Quite simply, amazing. Sophia is the best in the game and every woman should read this book and rejoice