If you are in the mood for a book that will give you the self-belief that you can start a business, this is the book for you! The author, Sophia Amoruso gives an honest, behind the scenes look at how she set up her online clothing empire ‘Nasty Gal’. Sophia is not your typical entrepreneur. She didn’t create business plans and never got seed money to start her company. She literally built ‘Nasty Gal’ from her bedroom with just her laptop.
The book goes through how she set up a vintage fashion shop on eBay and eventually was able to grow this into an online store. She’s very honest about the trials and tribulations of being a business woman and the struggle when you have no prior business knowledge. But with a will to work you can overcome these obstacles.
If you have recently been bingeing on the new Netflix series ‘Girlboss’ you will already be familiar with Sophia. That series is loosely based on this book. Loosely being the operative word. The book gives a far more rounded view of Sophia. So if you have written off Sophia as an annoying millennial in the TV show, give her a chance with the book.
It’s an easy read and very approachable business book for those that don’t have a business background. It’s funny and in your face, but has a charm. If you want to light the match of entrepreneurship within, this is a good start.
This book will really appeal to those finishing up with their Leaving Cert or in college and are wondering ‘what next?’ This might just be the book that helps open their eyes to what is possible and maybe become their own Girlboss.
You can reserve a copy online at South Dublin Libraries’ catalogue here.