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Books | #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

“The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.”  - Sophia Amoruso

Rating: 4/5

It seems every blogger has this book, usually Kindle edition. Left and right, everyone praises the book. Perhaps it is in part of the author; Sophia Amoruso. CEO and Founder of Nasty Gal, and #GIRLBOSS (Yes, the hashtag and all caps are necessary).

The best way to describe #GIRLBOSS is that it is part-memoir, part-self-help, part feminism book. It shows her from the anti-capitalist who couldn't hold a job for two weeks to the CEO of the fastest growing online retailer. How she manages to take her tiny e-bay shop to a powerhouse name can be found in this book weaved with business tips and funny anecdotes.


I bought the book a while ago and I mentioned it here in a recent haul and here during my Currently just last month here. It shouldn't have been surprising that a lot of bloggers have read it, or read about it. 

The first thing I noticed about #GIRLBOSS is that it felt like a long blog post. Which could be a factor to why bloggers love it so much. The book has a few guest writers that wrote a page or two about how they became bosses in the field. Illustrations mark the start of each chapter. Few books can be both informal and silly while staying sophisticated and feminine. 

What surprised me is that I could relate to Amoruso so well with social identity and business. She knows that this book is for women and does not belittle nor poke fun at like so many business experts do. She knows that this book is for the capable woman AKA every woman, and writes accordingly.

There's so much in this book that the modern young woman would love, which is who I feel the book is aimed at. It makes it seem like a book for this generation of women, the feminist generation with all their ambition and strength. .The book is exactly what the title implies. it teaches you how to be boss in the ever-growing, ever-changing world.

The author is an inspiration for me and to all women. I would recommend this book to women. To the business women, to ambitious young girls, and to everyone needed a little inspiration boost. #GIRLBOSS is like the woman herself. Honest, full of sharp wit and unabashedly hilarious. In short, I love it.

So have you read #GIRLBOSS or read any kind of books like it? I hope you'd want to read it anyway. Either way, please do tell me and stay awesome, #GIRLBOSSES.

54 comments

  1. I love reading reviews of this book, especially since I'm yet to purchase it myself :) Great post x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  2. Always great to have a new recommendation xx
    aforvogue
    NEWPOST

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  3. I haven't read this yet, but you've made me want to :) any book that strives to empower women gets brownie points from me! And I love the quote, too. Yes, I'll be my own idol!! Great post, Bash! x

    Amanda Winchester ♥ | AmandaSays

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  4. I read this book a few months ago when I was going through a bit of a low and having a kind of quarter-life crisis. It gave me the inspiration to really chase my dreams and never settle for anything less than what I know I can achieve. It's really helped keep me on track while launching The Click and I always turn back to it when I start having doubts or feeling overwhelmed. I've recommended it to all my blogger friends!! xx

    Jodie - alajode.com

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  5. I am one of the few who haven't read this book yet, but it sounds really good! I really need to check this out~ Thank you for the recommendation <3
    xxx

    She Will Be

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  6. Sounds good!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, dear!!

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  7. Yessss! I love this book so much! I think she's funny and such a powerful, inspiring woman. I loved reading her story and it kind of reminded me that if you work hard, you'll get there. And there's no such thing as failure. xx Naomi in Wonderland

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  8. Looks like a nice book to read.
    The title is just so eager to let you to read it.
    XO

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  9. I've heard so much about this book but haven't picked it up as of yet- I think I may be adding this to my *to buy* list soon though :)
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  10. Hey, I'm following your beautiful blog on bloglovin! This sounds amazing and I will definitely give this book a read. x x x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  11. Sounds really cool. Will keep a lookout for this book. :)

    ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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  12. Her book sounds great, I really want to read it now! :)

    Sophie Said

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  13. I feel like Im missing out cause I have yet to read it !.It sounds so good. Defiantly putting it on my wishlist :) x

    Caitriona | Blog

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  14. I love Girl Boss and find it a great read <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  15. I love Girl Boss and find it a great read <3

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  16. I definitely want to read this book, I love that you mentioned it feels like one long blog post :)
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  17. I read a review on girlboss in the newspaper and got very curious about it. Definitely future reading material!

    Xoxo
    Linda

    http://lapetitebetise.blogspot.de/

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  18. Wanted this for quite some time - she's the ultimate career goals!
    love jen, www.jennifersjournal.co.uk xx

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  19. This was one of the best books I have ever read, Sophia is so genuine!
    Omnivogues

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  20. Hi! I nominated you to a tag :) in case you would like to check it
    Andrea | www.andreader.blogspot.com

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  21. This book has been on my to-read list for ages!! I'll try to get it this month finally x

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  22. Can't wait to read it!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

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  23. This book has been on my wish list for so long, and I'll definitely pick it up after your brilliant review. Great post as always lovely :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  24. I need to read this book! Thx for the synopsis.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  25. Sounds like a great book, haven't read it yet xx

    Florals&Smiles
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  26. Wow, that books sounds so interesting! It is nice to know there are some great women leaders out there. Thanks for sharing it, I would truly love to read it! Have a nice day,
    Vera

    The Flash Window | Bloglovin

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  27. I loved your comment that Amaruso speaks to women with respect. For that reason. I need this book.

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com / creative + lifestyle blog

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  28. This book sounds amazing! Great review!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  29. Great review! I read many reviews of this book so far your review have enticed me the most to read it.

    Susancenliang.com

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  30. Great book and great review!! loved it! xx


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  31. That book sounds really interesting and I really like this quote to be your own idol, I'm so agree with it :)

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  32. This was my favorite book I read last year! So inspiring, I want to be friends with her!

    www.tusksandtails.com

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  33. As a feminist and aspiring business woman myself, I can say that you really sparked my interest with this review! I don't know under what rocks I was hiding before, but I've never heard about it!


    Fashionably,
    Patricia
    http://www.wingsforliberty.com/

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  34. I have read so many good reviews on this book, it's definitely in my list of books to buy.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  35. definitely need to read this too, hear only good things about it

    www.thefashionfraction.com

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  36. Great book review, I feel like I'm one of the only people left that hasn't read this one yet.

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  37. Sounds great !
    xoxo,

    http://atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.pt/

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  38. I've been wanting to read this and now this makes me want to more!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.com/

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  39. I have yet to purchase this book! But this review/post completely made up my mind! Thank you x I love it!
    x, Steph
    http://2othcenturyfox.blogspot.com/

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  40. Sound like something I would like to read. Thanks for the visit.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  41. I've read a lot of recommendations for the book but never really got the chance to get my hands on the book YET. This post just made me feel like I've been missing a lot. Haha. :)

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  42. I've been wanting to read this book! Great post:) xo, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

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  43. I had no idea she had a book. It sonds very interesting and I will check it out on my Kindle :)

    xx

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  44. Haven't come across this book yet, may have to look out for it

    Jessie | Taylor Mayed

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  45. I really loved Girlboss the day or so after I read it, but then it really soured on me after I thought about it. I think this partly due to timing (NastyGal was having well publicized concerns with her as "girlboss") & the fact that I read the Juicy Couture book right after. The Glitter Plan by the founders of Juicy Couture is much more relatable...you hear about the times they really messed up their business...you also hear about the advantages they had going into the fashion world.
    Meg of An Affair of Character

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  46. This is on my summer read list for sure!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  47. Love reading about reviews and finding new books to add to the reading list, will have to pick this one up for summer reading!! Thanks for your insights!!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  48. I haven't read this book but I read 'not that kind of girl' which has put me off books like this. However, it sounds like it might be much better so I might check it out! xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

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  49. love this book hehe :)
    greetings from dubai www.mahryska.com

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  50. Great review and thank you so much for your support!! I deeply appreciate it ;)
    My Lyfe ; My Story
    @MyLyfeMyStory
    @MyLyfeMyStoryBlog

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  51. OMG this book looks so interesting. Thank you so much for this recommendation, Bash! ♥ This is the first time I've seen this book and I'm looking forward to reading it once I get a hands on a copy. xx

    Roxanne ♥ | Awkward Turtle

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