4.5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Sophia 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 ten years to today, and she’s the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $100-million-plus fashion retailer. 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.


Additional Information


Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Portfolio; Reprint edition (September 29, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1591847931
ISBN-13: 978-1591847939
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches


Sophia Amoruso is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal. A creative visionary and entrepreneur who was recently named by Forbes as ?Fashion?s new phenom,? she has become one of the most prominent figures in retail and a cultural icon. She recently founded the #GIRLBOSS Foundation, which awards financial grants to women in the worlds of design, fashion, music, and the arts, to help fund them on their way to becoming GIRLBOSS?s themselves. #GIRLBOSS, a New York Times bestseller published in fifteen countries around the world, is Sophia?s first book.

2 reviews for #GIRLBOSS

  1. 5 out of 5


    A very real rags to riches story … gritty in parts but that only adds to the authenticity. Very easy to read and quite inspiring – I have already started doing a few of the things she mentions in the book. I recommend it if you’re lacking motivation and looking for a good kick in the pants.

  2. 4 out of 5


    I purchased this as a gift. The recipient absolutely loved it and highly recommends it. She said she had a lot of good laughs with this one.

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