"Cute, intriguing cover but what the hell could it be about? What's a 'Nasty Galaxy?'"
I first discovered this book at random. I'd never heard of it (but I'd heard of Sohpia's first book, #girlboss) and was instantly intrigued because, I mean...what a strange name for a book.
Flicking through the first few pages I became aware that I had no clue was was going on. What about the randomly scattered sarcastic astrology excerpts? Song lyrics stretched across pink pages? Interior design, devilled eggs? What did these have to do with anything? I guess you could say I was already obsessed.
After a while of exploring, I found myself sitting in the passenger seat of my boyfriends' car exclaiming "oh my god, this is so cool" several times until I'm pretty sure even he started to get hyped. At first glance it was an entertaining coffee table book, however, I had obviously missed the foreword. Courtney Love had written it, and it was sweet and captivating, and taught me one of the most important life lessons in only a paragraph:
"Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don't make compromises. Don't worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work. And make the right choices and protect your work. And if you can build a good name, eventually that will be its own currency".
I read the entire book in one morning. Every page gave me a new determination to succeed and do my best to create an exciting life for myself. Reading this book will make you want to do better, be a better person and will probably even make you want to adopt three poodles and style your room like vintage pants (by the way, I had a poodle and she was everything, so that's one tip definitely worth trying!)
All jokes aside, with all the inspiring women featured telling their stories of success and sharing their advice, you'll feel like you want to take over the world. It was so refreshing to see someone construct something that highlights so many different kinds of successful women and how they got where they are as opposed to focussing on the authors successes alone (although, I loved hearing about Sophia's story and how Nasty Gal became a reality for her).
Anyway, I hope you guys will consider giving this book a read, I promise you won't be disappointed!