#GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso


By Sophia Amoruso

  • Release Date: 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 998 Ratings


In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called “Lean In for misfits,” Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school—a job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay.

Flash forward to today, and she’s the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers.

#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.

“A witty and cleverly told account . . . It’s this kind of honest advice, plus the humorous ups and downs of her rise in online retail, that make the book so appealing.” —Los Angeles Times

“Amoruso teaches the innovative and entrepreneurial among us to play to our strengths, learn from our mistakes, and know when to break a few of the traditional rules.” —Vanity Fair
“#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement.” —Lena Dunham


  • Inspiring

    By Illustratedbeauty
    Loved reading this book. It's real, well written, funny and made me excited to be a #GIRLBOSS. If you have a vision for your career jump on in. If you have love and passion for what you do then skies the limit.
  • #Girlboss speaks to my soul

    By Porcelainheartadrii
    This read has encouraged me to strive for great things despite of anxiety or people not seeing the vision I have for myself. Learn from your mistakes and take on the world like a true #Girlboss
  • 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 Michele S Clark
    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.