After 4 weeks the verdicts are finally in on what we thought of #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, and we’d love to share them with you…
When I did my halfway update on #Girlboss I wasn’t a huge fan of the book, but I have to say it has really grown on me and has actually taught me many valuable skills!
Amoruso really did start with nothing, she worked her way up to a multi million dollar business, after having a hernia and realising that she needed to sort her life out. Amoruso did this by creating a shop on eBay with the help of a book created for dummies. Her story truly is inspirational and after reading it, you do believe that you can achieve anything but you have to work exceptionally hard to get it.
That’s one thing I have to say about the book, Amoruso makes it very clear that she wasn’t handed anything, everything she has today she has worked hard for. Amoruso emphasises the fact that you have to go out there and take risks in order to get what you want, a clear example of this was her persistence with Jeffery Campbell.
I did learn valuable skills and some great tips from this book, and will definitely put them into practice in certain aspects of my life. Although at times I felt that this book read as an autobiography, it was still enjoyable and fun, it was also fascinating to learn more about Amoruso as not only a successful businesswoman but also as a rebellious teen working in Subway.
I am pleasantly surprised that I warmed to the book and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would have. I would recommend this book to give someone a little push in the right direction and a burst of inspiration.
This is definitely a book that I’ll read again! It’s ballsy, fun and a bit out there and has a ton of inspiration for getting your life together and achieving your dreams. The overwhelming message is that working hard pays off – it’s amazing to have someone be that honest, most successful people try to make it look easy, like it all magically happened because they’re so clever, Sophia tells you the truth. That’s not the way it happens, you try some stuff, some of it works, you work REALLY hard at that stuff and then you become successful. I love her openness around that subject.
My only side note to this is, as I think I mentioned before, this book is written very much like I imagine she would speak to you. It’s not beautifully written prose, it’s a friend chatting to you over a few glasses of wine and a pizza. Personally, I love that, but if you’re a sucker for a beautifully crafted paragraph, this may not be for you. If you like high energy, darting between a few topics, open and honest reading with a giant kick up the bottom, you NEED to add this to your reading list! I’d recommend maybe in the next few months so you’re ready for the whole new year / new me thing ;o)
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Thanks for reading!
Sarah & Team Hurley