Have you been reading anything good lately? I go through phases with reading — I’ll be stuck on one book for months and then I’ll devour a couple within a few weeks. Lately, I’ve been going through them pretty quickly and one of my favorite finds has been Sophia Amoruso’s memoir, #GIRLBOSS.
The memoir traces Amoruso’s success as the founder of NastyGal. She’s transparent and inspiring throughout — I loved learning the gritty details of her startup, including her honest thoughts about her mistakes and achievements. Though I don’t have a whole lot in common with her (she was the coolest kind of wild child and I was a bit of teacher’s pet), I was so inspired by her outlook as a young female with career-minded aspirations. I actually listened to the book while I was training for my upcoming 10K and it made my time spent on the trails fly by.
Here’s what Fortune wrote about the book:
“she addresses the highs and lows of her journey with an honesty that’s refreshing in a management memoir . . . Amoruso’s swagger in #Girlboss is contagious. The book is a decent model for all the girls — nay, people — who don’t want to climb the traditional career ladder. Her path, though unconventional, might even inspire a couple of readers to try to heed her lessons and follow in her footsteps. But if there’s one real takeaway from reading Amoruso, it is that a pre-packaged rulebook for business success no longer exists.”
Have you read #GIRLBOSS? Let me know what you think!