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#Girlboss Audiobook

#Girlboss

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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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    Tyra 18/08/2016
    Tyra 18/08/2016
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    "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!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katrina Perth, WA 09/03/2017
    Katrina Perth, WA 09/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Best #Girlboss entrepreneur training"

    Absolutely enjoyed and found it an easy read. so many golden nuggets and best training for female entrepreneurs

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    Cameron 19/01/2017
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    "Awesome"

    As a Father and business owner I want my daughter (and son) to read and learn from this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 13/12/2015
    Sam 13/12/2015
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    "For girls, not women"
    Where does #Girlboss rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm not a fan of leaving negative reviews, but it wasn't the best business book. It was reccomended on a business podcast, but I think its target market should really be for teenage girls. The message is good, being that you don't have to have been successful in your past to be successful in your future, however 95% of the book recounted her teenage life and the things she got up to instead of providing sound and constructive information. But in saying all that, I think her intentions are good.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • gurmit kaur
    1/06/17
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    "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?

    Understandable


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

    Yes


    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EyesAce
    Italy
    27/04/17
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    "Sensational!"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Syllable
    Pretoria, South Africa
    12/02/17
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    "Did not finish"

    This is a boastful book, full of gratuitous swear words (seriously, it's unnecessary and not cool).

    Boasting about shoplifting. Boasting about several menial jobs. Good for you, Sophia. It's just not my cup of tea. The fact that the narrator sounded like a teenager didn't help.

    And while I'm getting things off my chest, I find referring to women as girls deeply patronizing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brizza
    11/10/16
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    "Brizza"

    Love it! It's fun but it goes to the point. She really makes me think in what I need to be a #GirlBoss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luke
    25/09/16
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    "Men should read it too!!"

    My fiancée read this and she said it related to me so well, so I read it and I was really impressed by it. I think guys could learn a lot from this and is a fresh perspective compared to normal business books.

    Great read!! Thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anne
    10/09/16
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    "As a young adult, I loved it"

    The whole message in the book is something I think all the young 20-something women of the world should know about. Sophia's story is a real inspiration and it does make you feel like anything is possible. Her journey to being who she is today is so simple, practical - she did regular everyday stuff. The narrator's voice is also fitting considering the title of the book. loved every second of it. will definitely be listening again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Sophie
    West Sussex, England
    12/01/16
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    10/05/17
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    "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?

    No


    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/05/17
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    "It was good"

    i am only 13 so this book in some places didn't help me cause it was to old it still was a very good book and help me realise that you can do what you want as long as you put your mind to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/03/17
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    "The Must-Read for any entrepreneur with heart."

    I'm a weirdo. I'm also an entrepreneur who works her butt off despite people pestering me constantly with; 'when are you gonna get a real job.' Which is why this book was SO revolutionary to me. Sophia's journey from broke-ass freegan hunting for vintage to the CEO of a million dollar company is inspiring, impressive & amazingly down-to-earth. This book reads like your best friend giving you invaluable advice & encouragement, whilst making you laugh & recognising that you're a 21 century girl with WIFI so you're not an idiot. Conclusion; you need this book in your life! 💡

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    30/07/17
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    "very inspirational"

    Couldn't stop listening to it , was recommended on Pinterest and definitely worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms Chioma Nworgu
    28/07/17
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    "A Great Book"

    Very Inspiring and very interesting to read! It's definitely a must read book for every women wants to build a successful business

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dominique
    30/05/17
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    "Amazing book for any young female aspiring girl boss!"

    This book is too real. Too amazing and just really inspiring overall. I love it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AmethystStars
    UK
    24/03/17
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    "#GirlBoss"

    I couldn't stop listening to it. Inspiring and thought provoking. Recommend it to every woman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs H
    5/03/17
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    "Great first half."

    Enjoyed the first half, very insightful and interesting read. Second half was more a how to guide on cv writing & interviewing & how not to behave at a job interview. Snooze fest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agata Barcinska
    London
    30/01/17
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    "Fab!"

    Witty and lighthearted. Excellent dose of wisdom on how to be focused badass girl entrepreneur.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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