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Sunday, February 21, 2016

So, this is the first of the book review posts I’ve been meaning to add to my blog for ages. While I don’t read as prolifically as I once did, I have a stack of books I plan on reading this year. The books range from the spiritual like “The Power of Now” to way-out-there fiction by Murakami. Now that I have a full-time job where I work mostly on the computer, plus my obsession with my iPhone, it is a real escape getting to stare at a non-screened object from time to time. So here goes, #GIRLBOSS!

If you’re down to learn business/life advice from an accidental business woman’s autobiography, this is the book for you. Sophia Amaruso is a #queen of the IG generation and this book is their creed, chock-full of TED talk references and tips for social media marketing. The general idea of this book is that if a “subway sandwich artist” can create a multi-million dollar business, basically you can to. What I admire about #GIRLBOSS is that it is very honest; Amaruso isn’t trying to build herself up to be some kind of business genius and covers all of the nitty-gritty that led to her current success. In the end, she gives the same advice everyone gives geared at the IG-obsessed, NastyGal-wearing, vintage-loving girls of today: work hard, persevere against adversity, and stay true to yourself. If anything, the ultimate success of this book is another sign of the strength of her brand and how well she knows her customer. So if you’re looking for a boost in your confidence, something to compare your crazy 20-something life to, and a funny read, this is the book for you.

So there you have it, should you read it? Depends. Are you a woman between the ages of 18-24 who wears Jeffrey Campbells and suffers from tendonitis of the thumb? (Guilty as charged.) Then yes, it’ll be a fun read. Otherwise, if you’re trying to get really serious and direct entrepreneurial advice, maybe check out one of these.

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