It has been quite some time since I last posted a book review on the blog and the reason for it is shameful. I’m always completely honest with you, but is there any possibility that we can act like I have been so busy being productive that I have skimped on my reading lately? Can we please pretend that I was not watching Real Housewives of Orange County instead of devouring the latest novel by Lauren Groff? No? Okay, fine!
In hopes of getting my ass in gear and being more productive, I have ventured into the word of self-help books that will (fingers crossed) motivate me. From Elizabeth Gilbert to Mindy Kaling, I have been using the words of wise women to empower me right off of the sofa. In hopes of staying on track with my newly designed budget, I decided to dip into my already existing library for these reads and was surprised by how much self-help I already have (maybe it’s a sign?).
Alas, I landed on #GIRLBOSS and once i opened the book to just skim through the pages, I couldn’t put it down. I debated on putting this book up because if you are a female between the ages of 17-40 and you haven’t read this already, well…. you may be living under the biggest boulder known to man. However, for those of you just crawling out from under that thing – here is your guide to the revolution that is #GIRLBOSS. Sophia Amoruso has not just written a book, but she has cultivated a brand that, along with Nasty Gal, is taking over the female population. In a good way of course.
#GIRLBOSS will allow you to watch Sophia grow up in a way that makes it okay that you weren’t always the best decision maker either. It’s refreshing to see someone so successful start out so lost. I enjoyed all of the childhood stories, but once you find Sophia realizing her passion you are catapulted into a world of hard work and no B.S. I think this is why so many people have read this book and turned it into their mini Bible. Sophia is relatable and therefore, if she can build an multi-million dollar empire, so can we.
Much like Kelly Cutrone, Sophia is reaching into all of our inner entrepreneur spirits and teaching us how to rock at whatever it is we do. The difference with Sophia is that she doesn’t necessarily care if you are a girl or a guy – she cares that you’re you and that is pretty damn rewarding. From financial advise to an introduction into the world of venture capitalism, Sophia covers it all in the most honest and real way possible.
This book successfully inspires you to work hard, be yourself and to empower the strengths that are within you. And for all of that, I am grateful.
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