Author(s): Sophia Amoruso
Awards:2015-BusinessEducational Personal Development-Finalist-Audies
Original Publish Date: May 06, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.68 hours)
Product Number: Z100090202
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780147519757
Narrator/s: Sara Jes Austell
Publisher: Books on Tape
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In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called "Lean In for misfits," Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was 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 to today, and she's the founder of Nasty Gal and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other 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. #GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn't about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It's about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly. "A witty and cleverly told account . . . It's this kind of honest advice, plus the humorous ups and downs of her rise in online retail, that make the book so appealing." —Los Angeles Times "Amoruso teaches the innovative and entrepreneurial among us to play to our strengths, learn from our mistakes, and know when to break a few of the traditional rules." —Vanity Fair "#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement." —Lena Dunham

All formats/editions

Author(s): Sophia Amoruso
Product Number EB00392776
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Portfolio
ISBN: #9780698154902

Professional reviews

"Narrator Sara Jes Austell conveys all the hip and rough-edged savvy youÕd expect to hear from the founder of Nasty Girl, the vintage womenÕs wear Internet seller the author started on a shoestring and grew into a major fashion company. AustellÕs performance is seamless, free of glitches of any kind, and remarkable for her infectious confidence, off-key likability, and spontaneous phrasing. SheÕs a big part of the effectiveness of this energetic discussion of how women can succeed as leaders without being sucked into corporate stereotypes of how they should behave or how businesses should operate. With its candid personal stories and down-to-earth strategies for handling a variety of start-up challenges, this is an audio thatÕs as useful as it is fun to hear. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"