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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable, audiobook edition of #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, read by Sarah Jes Austell. The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion. It was a stolen book. At age 17 she was a dumpster-diving, shoplifting anarchist. By 29 she was the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a $100 million-plus fashion empire.
Filled with brazen wake-up calls ("You are not a special snowflake"), frank observations ("Failure is your invention"), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise, #Girlboss is more than just Amoruso's story; it is a book for anyone seeking a unique path to success - even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers.
©2015 Sophia Amoruso; 2015 Penguin Books Limited
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By gurmit kaur on 06-01-17

Overal.. Inspiring

What did you love best about #Girlboss?

Overall I found her story inspiring. Makes me believe that anything is possible when you are positive, consistency and hard work is what it takes to make it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sophia herself. He dedication and hard work was inspiring

What about Sarah Jes Austell’s performance did you like?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to those who are just setting up a business. She shows us how to stay motivated being positive and stay in business by being consistent.

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By EyesAce on 04-27-17


I really appreciate every words! Love the spirit and the message she wants to give the our girlbosses out there in the world! Enjoy this book, because it's worth it!

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By Sophie on 01-12-16

Rather patronising and SO American

There was something about Amoruso's ideas and lessons that were patronising and humble bragging. It's very peppy and grey to get yourself pumped up in lots of ways, but I also thinks she took it a little too far sometimes.

The narration, however, was superb.

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By Sarah on 05-10-17

Irritating Montone Narration

What disappointed you about #Girlboss?

I'm sure your a nice person but I couldn't continue listening to the monotone American twang aimed at a 20something audience passed chapter 8 and requested a refund. Sorry. The life/business journey was the draw to this audio, the energy in the narration wasn't there for me. The timeline jumped and other synopsis from people involved with Nasty Girl (name of Girlboss company) were dropped in without a clear flow and I was left thinking "what have I just missed"? I spent time jumping the audio back to relisten and relisten to comprehend, rather than reaffirm, and still not getting it I just gave up and went to the Netflix adaptation which is 100 times better.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

That I am that Girlboss just older...much older!! The parallels of my journey to discovering and selling vintage are, I am sure, the standard blue print experience for all Girlbosses around the world who have an "oh my God I've sold it for how much" moment! Who then rush around to find the next big ticket item and have visions of becoming a dominating online seller! Life's obstacles inevitably stop this from happening quickly so this story will resonate with lots of people out their on the 'rag to riches' journey. To those starting up and who haven't already done their own market research, if you can withstand the monotone voice, this audio may well be of great, great benefit to you, just not me.

Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Jes Austell’s performances?


What character would you cut from #Girlboss?

The main character, as I say, is me, in another form but older, and into house music, rather than heavy metal!

Any additional comments?

Stopping this audio and going straight to the Netflix adaption, I found myself watching episode after episode without being annoyed and irritated. The story of one persons "ah ha" moment and the struggles that follows to do what they are happy doing, rather than what society thinks they should be doing, makes this a compelling, motivational and inspirational watch, but not listen! Sorry. Hope you continue to be extremely successful with your business.

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By Tyra on 08-18-16

A book to remember

I related so much to this book and I'll defiantly always remember it and no doubt always re-listen to it. I'm a 16 year old girl and I don't read books, but as my first book (wish my mum brought me) I absolutely loved it!!!

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By Clara on 09-07-17

Sometimes interesting & sometimes typical

Overall, I think it was a good and easy listen. The voice acting was great as it felt like a friend was just sharing her life stories. However, the content was often predictable with a plethora of sometimes trying-hard quotables. However, I do suggest this for young girls in their uni years, trying to navigate through the business world.

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