The Book Tour
To me Nasty Galaxy is more than just a book. It feels as if Sophia Amoruso had picked all my thoughts, dreams, and inspirations from my brain and placed them into this one huge instagram-worthy book. The vintage photos and ultimate career advice is what made me fall in love from start to finish. It is filled with useful career advice, major wardrobe inspo and sick ass music recommendations to inspire you to live your dream life.
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity of meeting the leading lady herself. In honor of the release of her latest book, she went on a little book tour to connect with some of her fans. Austin, Texas was one of the lucky cities to have the #GirlBoss herself stop by BookPeople for a little Q&A and a book signing.
The whole turnout was nothing but also everything I expected it to be with so many women in the room, eager to meet the author. It was such a cool moment to actually get to hear and see her with my own eyes. I have shopped on the Nasty Gal website, I follow her on Instagram and Snapchat, and I am a religious listener of #Girlboss Radio, so you can only imagine the excitement I went through. She answered questions relating to career advice, her experiences through all the good and harsh times and how Nasty Gal came to be.
Out of all the things she would be doing today if her business didn’t exist, she would be going to art school. It’s so crazy because the one thing I only have on my mind is packing up my bags and hitting the road to an unexpected adventure. From the whole meet-up, the one thing that stuck out to me was to take risks— especially those who want to be entrepreneurs. We all get comfortable in some sort of way that avoids us from going out and evolving into the person we hope to be. It reminded me of why I decided to move to Austin in the first place, which got me back on my feet after a crummy rut I was going through.
Call me crazy, but the book signing was totally worth missing a full day of being at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
P.S. I still made it out in time to see Kendrick Lamar, so I'm happy!