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The Resource #Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso

#Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso

Label
#Girlboss
Title
#Girlboss
Statement of responsibility
Sophia Amoruso
Title variation
  • Girlboss
  • Girl boss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " "A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it." The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion-it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia's never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia's story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It's deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls ("You are not a special snowflake"), cunning and frank observations ("Failure is your invention"), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn't about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, "I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don't ever grow up. Don't become a bore. Don't let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let's do this." "--
  • "The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By age twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still 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 eight years to today, and she's the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million online fashion retailer with over 350 employees. Sophia's never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for 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. "--
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Title
#girlboss
Creator
Summary
The founder of the Nasty Gal fashion e-tailer shares an irreverent manifesto for ambitious young women that explains how to channel personal passion and energy while overcoming insecurities, outlining straightforward advice on doing meaningful work and garnering recognition
Subject
Genre
Story line
Writing style
Award
Goodreads Choice Award, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10308327
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 381/.4574692092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD6053
LC item number
.A56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
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Sophia Amoruso
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  • Girl boss
  • Girlboss
#Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso
Label
#Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso
Publication
Note
Title begins with the #
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Contents
Introduction : The chronology of a #GIRLBOSS -- So you want to be a #GIRLBOSS? -- How I became a #GIRLBOSS -- Shitty jobs saved my life -- Shoplifting (and hitchhiking) saved my life -- Money looks better in the bank than on your feet -- Hocus pocus : The power of magical thinking -- I am the antifashion -- On hiring, staying employed, and firing -- Taking care of (your) business -- Creativity in everything -- The chances
Control code
ocn875055596
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
viii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780399169274
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014004221
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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