Book review: GirlBoss

Long awaited book on my hitlist, finished it in 2 days straight. Sue me I am a sucker for good marketing even though I hate the color pink.

Summary:

In this New York Times bestselling sensation, founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso shares her story and inspires women everywhere to join the #GIRLBOSS movement.’GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . GIRLBOSS is a movement’ Lena Dunham’A millennial alternative to Lean In’ New York Magazine’A compellingly motivational read’ The Telegraph’The book you need in your life’ Marie Claire In the space of ten years, Sophia Amoruso has gone from high-school dropout to founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Sophia’s never been a typical executive, or a typical anything, and she’s written GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success.Filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations, and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that success doesn’t come from where you went to college or how popular you were in school. Success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.Inspiring, motivating and empowering, GIRLBOSS will give you the kick up the ass you need to reach your potential.

My opinion:

Thank god I looked for the reviews AFTER I read the book « Girlboss ».

They are very contradictory and do not look very objective. This book is a testament for its author success and a kind of self reassurance that she made it. You’ll like it depending on what stage of life you are in currently. From my side, she gave me very interesting insights and even some tips and tricks if you have or want to start a small business and how important and crucial finance management is.

I recognize many self-help book advice in her story and the candid approach to her story makes it easy to relate to. She is very much into the women empowerment and keeps it real, if you work your ass-off you’ll get the success you strive for. She is not selling the St-Graal, but mostly saying what mistakes she made, what did she learn and what worked for her. It’s refreshing and better than those books who are giving complicated advice with no operational and concrete guidelines.

As a techie, I googled the company and noticed the bad rating about the management, which is weird and not in line with her book « Girlboss », yet again nobody knows what happens behind the scenes…

And as a book, I strongly advice you to read it in English as it is relatively easy to understand.

Also, I started the Netflix TV Show but I did not like it one bit.

All in all, I had very high expectations of the book based on people’s opinions and internet reviews but It does not live up to the hype. It makes for a nice light and insightful reading or for any Girlboss looking for inspiration and motivation 🙂