Author: Sophia Amoruso
Published by: Penguin
Publication date: 29th May 2014
Let's get straight to it. I want you to read this. I want everyone to read this. Whether you're an actual girl is irrelevant, despite the title; regardless of your gender identity, you'll still be able to enjoy this book and adapt it to suit you. It's empowering, inspiring, and you don't even have to be interested in fashion to like it.
#GIRLBOSS is about business. It's about going from nothing to something. It's about getting off your butt and proving all those people who said you wouldn't succeed wrong. I was motivated from the beginning and, I swear, Sophia Amoruso might be a badass millionaire businesswoman, but we are the same person. I was constantly thinking to myself, "everyone thinks I'm weird for believing some of the things I do, but here's a mega successful person thinking along exactly the same lines."
I was going to highlight bits I related to, but that would have ended up in all of the pages becoming luminous yellow, so it's probably better that I didn't.
Not only does #GIRLBOSS take us on Amoruso's journey from dropping out of school and eating from dumpsters (that's like a skip, right?) to being a CEO with more than 350 employees, it also features other businesswomen who have worked their way up the ladder over the years. This thing is like a badass, feminist treasure trove of epic proportions, and I am so glad that this was my first read of 2015.
When I first started blogging, every book I reviewed was my "NEW FAVOURITE BOOK OMG!!!!111!!!' I haven't said that in, what, two years? You know a book is fudging phenomenal when you're only halfway through and you begin to think... this is my new favourite book. It's managed to surpass every book I have ever read. This is the one. It's right up there at the top of the list. Screw 'The Girls' Book: How To Be The Best At Everything' (I mean, really?), this is the book you should be handing down to the younger generation.
Saying that, this book has lots of swearing. On one hand, you know a person and their book must be pretty awesome when that gets past the editors. On the other hand, that might bother you, so I thought I'd throw that in there.
#GIRLBOSS will change your life. Read it.