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#GIRLBOSS | Book Review
May 20, 2019

#GIRLBOSS Book Review

Sophia Amoruso’s personal account of her journey to create her clothing company, Nasty Girl in #GIRLBOSS is such a great read. #GIRLBOSS is real and raw, sarcastic and identifiable. I highly recommend this read to any woman who is working toward her dreams and needs a little bit of inspiration.

The thing that was interesting as I was reading this book, was how closely I identified with the main character. Now, I’ve never really been into fashion…that’s not really by thing. But her attitude and the way she approached life and rebelled against nearly all societal norms. I legit, could have written this book myself!

#GIRLBOSS Synopsis

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.”

#GIRLBOSS on NetFlix

girlboss book cover

The story is so entertaining that Netflix picked it up for a Netflix original series. I binge watched the entire thing as soon as it was released. It’s really good for a light, entertaining, mindless TV. Not too serious or emotional and really sarcastic and funny with a few life lessons.

Definitely check it out when you have some free time to spend vegging out!

If you enjoy this book let me know and if you have recommendations that are similar I’d love to hear about them. I think you’ll really enjoy Year of Yes if you like this one!


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition counselor, consultant, and educator. Heather is currently a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner candidate. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and self-directed healthcare. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for improved health and wellness. Heather successfully avoided radiation and chemotherapy and healed her body of vulvar cancer utilizing a food-as-medicine approach combined with alternative and conventional interventions. Heather has also put two autoimmune diseases into remission (Hashimoto's and Lichen Sclerosus) and reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, and fatty liver through diet and lifestyle change.

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