For a while I have been yearning to read this book, especially after reading many other empowering female novels, but also after hearing a few friends raving about it. So, when I went to the library and saw Sophia Amoruso’s first ever novel displayed on the shelf looking ever so prettily at me, I just knew I had to take it home with me for some inspiration.
Like I’ve mentioned before, I would describe this novel as ‘easy reading’. Its light-hearted humour mixed in with strong, motivational chapters is the perfect combination on how to make an empowering female novel work. Due to this, I read the book quite quickly and found it was easy to read alongside a fiction novel.
I read many reviews on Goodreads and some had stated that they felt like this novel was a waste of time and merely an opportunity for Sophia to brag. But, being a feminist myself, I believe it’s extremely important not to bring other women down because we may be jealous of their success. Sophia’s story of going from being a dumpster-diver to a multi-million dollar CEO is what makes this book so special; its telling us all as the reader that absolutely anything is possible…as long as you’re willing to work for it. The people that believe this novel is merely 300 pages of bragging, are completely wrong.
Upon finishing this book, I felt nothing but empowerment for womankind, but also happiness for Sophia that she too had seen the light at the end of the tunnel regarding her career and in turn discovering her passion. I would suggest this book to any female that needs a little inspiration or a small push into pursuing the career she has always dreamed of. I would most definitely now consider myself a #GIRLBOSS in training thanks to Sophia.
It’s important to be aware that this isn’t a feminist novel and not just females would benefit from reading it. I would recommended this book to men and women alike as the main point of it is to in fact push you to follow your dreams and listen to your heart.
Now, if you know me, you know that I absolutely love any book that inspires me to work towards my dreams (something I sometimes need a little push to do) so I thought I’d include my book review links to some of the other inspiring books I’ve read:
- Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!)
- Big Magic
- All I Know Now
- Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”
I hope you enjoyed my book review, you can find more of my reviews here or over on my Goodreads page! What is your favourite inspirational book? Please let me know in the comments, I’m desperate to find some more new ones to continue to push myself to follow my dreams!