The founder of Nasty Gal offers a sassy and irreverent manifesto for ambitious young women

At seventeen, Sophia Amoruso decided to forgo continuing education to pursue a life of hitchhiking, dumpster diving, and petty thievery. Now, at twenty-nine, she is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million e-tailer that draws A-list publicity and rabid fans for its leading-edge fashion and provocative online persona. Her story is extraordinary—and only part of the appeal of #GIRLBOSS.

This aspirational book doesn’t patronize young women the way many business experts do. Amoruso shows readers how to channel their passion and hard work, while keeping their insecurities from getting in the way. She offers straight talk about making your voice heard and doing meaningful work.

She’s proof that you can be a huge success without giving up your spirit of adventure or distinctive style. As she 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.”


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  • Stephanie
    Sep 18, 2016


    I am stunned that #GIRLBOSS won the 2014 GRCA for best business book!Being a female in the male-dominated business world, I was excited by the title and hoping for SO MUCH MORE!!The book reads more like a blog or semi-memoir. Sophia Amoruso has a great "rags to riches" story to tell. U...

  • alexandra
    Mar 23, 2016


    4.5/5#GIRLBOSS was just as fantastic as i expected it'd be. (and in a really teeny-tiny way, that disappointed me but, for the most part, i loved this novel.)this is a book that i would recommend to every human. never read non-fiction novels? great, go read this. don't care for fashion...

  • Ashley Reid
    Mar 8, 2016

    Ashley Reid

    This was a mostly amazing book, I would recommend it to anyone, even if you are not a female entrepreneur.The author has a great outlook on life and the book inspires you to have more confidence in yourself, even if you feel like you are failing at what you think you should be doing. ...

  • Karina E
    Jan 2, 2016

    Karina E

    Funny, entertaining, sassy, sarcastic, and incredibly smart. Amoruso manages to bring her funny/sarcastic personality onto these pages while seriously teaching about what it means/takes to be a girlboss. I took so much from this book and I have a strong feeling I'll be rereading it onc...

  • Hannah
    Dec 26, 2015


    Very inspiring!!! I'm a #GIRLBOSS ...

  • Jessica Gadziala
    Dec 20, 2015

    Jessica Gadziala

    3.5This book couldn't decide if it wanted to be a memoir, self-improvement, or business advice. As such, it missed the mark on all three and made for a half-interesting, half-boring read. There were chapters where I was sucked in and chapters that I skimmed almost entirely. That being ...

  • Nicole ☼
    Nov 26, 2015

    Nicole ☼

    This won the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Business Book? Wow. There must have not been any other business books released this year. Pink cover, hashtag title, cutesy, sophomoric, unprofessional writing that, if personified, would resemble the inside of a Bath & Body Works (for ...

  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    Nov 4, 2015

    Korrina (OwlCrate)

    For me, this book was perfect. It had so much to do with confidence, which is what I need right now, so it spoke to me. I know I'll read passages from it many times in the future and I'm so grateful it was given to me. I'd encourage all women to read it! ...

  • Sofia
    Aug 19, 2015


    Amoruso's not a good writer, but it's forgivable because she has some solid ideas. This a good, quick read that'll leave you feeling motivated to go after the things you want with renewed passion and fervour.That being said, I hate the title. I understand why it was chosen, and why it ...

  • Katie
    May 11, 2015


    NO! NO NO NO! This book does not deserve any sort of award! Unless you are in 6th grade and have never spoken to anyone about your future, do not waste your time, money, brain power. This book is one of the most mindless, judgmental, condescending, self-inflating, poorly written book o...