Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Chit Chat: #GIRLBOSS

One of the best things about having a winter break is that I am able to read for something other than school. I am an avid fan of reading just for the heck of it. My mom gifted me with an Amazon gift card as a stocking stuffer for Christmas and I was able to download a couple of books (I love having an actual book but for space reasons when I travel I use the Kindle app on my iPhone) to read while I visited the future in laws out in Northern California. When I was flying back home to Missouri (where my parents live) I was in need of another book to read. I ran across #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, the founder of the popular clothing shop Nasty Gal, and decided to give it a go. I had noticed that a lot of members of the blogging and Youtube community had been reading the book so I figured there had to be a half way decent read. 

I was blown away by this book. 

It was completely different from what I expected. I was expecting it to be a kind of self help book in which Sophia Amoruso tells women how to be successful in the business world by giving you a 10 step program to work. 

Boy was I wrong. 

First off Sophia Amoruso is a bad*ss! I don't want to give away too much about the book because I really do hope y'all go out and read it, but let's just say that Sophia is not your typical success story. The success of Nasty Gal was something she never expected and instead of telling young girls and women how to mimic her success she tells them to go out and follow their dreams, that anything is possible. This book had me so hooked that I finished it by the time I landed in Missouri after only starting it 6 hours prior! There was just something about the way that Sophia Amoruso tells her story that is pure and honest. And its also nice to read how success has not made her forget how she started her business and importance of putting the customer first. The business world needs a lot more people with her outlook and sense of humor. I have linked to the book HERE and hope that y'all will consider reading it! This book to me was a great eye opener for the beginning of a new year! If you have read the book what are your thoughts on it? Comment below and let me know!

Wishing y'all the very best!

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