I think I might possibly be the last person to read this book! A year ago two of my friends were raving about this book when we went to visit our friend in Indo. “Have you read #Girlboss yet?” “You need to read it”. Anyway, how many months later I went into Indigo it was in the pride place of best seller so I though why not. I’m not going to lie by then I’d seen it a few other places ie blogs and the background of random beauty and fashion vloggers. So maybe it was “in vogue” or seeped into my subconscious why I finally thought I need to read this book. Taking it with me for my holiday read to Jamaica (trust me when I say had the time to read it with the laid back pace down there). Well my friends were right! Even if wasn’t away I think I would have finished it just as quickly. Now I know why I’m seeing it everywhere now more than ever! It’s definitely worth the read!
If you’re on the blogs I’m sure you’ll have heard what its about but in case you don’t its all about the CEO and founder of the fashion giant Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso and her beans turned into the giant beanstalk. Blunt and to the point, Sophia tells of her many jobs and life phases that led her finally focus on one thing. Something. And how that something grew bigger than she initially dreamed. Along with her personal story she also gives a lot of practical advice. Character wise and financially. I’ve underlined, circled made all kinds of personal notes in my book! Even snapshoting a couple of pages to my brother who I knew would appreciate the practicality of her witty phrases.
Some of the situations that she mentions ring reminiscent of some of the classic social and wealth books. Her parents cut her off financially, something that she later credits them for doing. “…forcing me to figure out how to provide for myself was probably one of the best things my parents ever did for me.” I found that interesting because the book I read before that was the Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley that parents can hinder their children by dishing out money on a regular basis.
If you’re looking for a kick up the butt to start your own business or just an inspirational success story then read this book. A kind of modern day unconventional business guide with some surprising admissions along the way. I loved the fashion illustrations dividing up the chapters too. Whether you’re in to fashion or not this is definitely a business book worth the read.