In the New York Times bestseller that the Washington Post called "Lean In for misfits," Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age twenty-two she had dropped out of school, and was broke, directionless, and checking IDs in the lobby of an art school-- a job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was in that lobby that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Flash forward ten years to today, and she's the founder and executive chairman of Nasty Gal, a $250-million-plus fashion retailer with more than four hundred employees. Sophia was never a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn't about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It's about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.
8 to Be Great
by Richard St John
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
St. John spent ten years interviewing over 500 successful individuals in many different fields, including Martha Stewart, Russell Crowe, and the Google founders. After analyzing all the data, St. John discovered the top eight factors that lead to greatness and shares them with readers.
The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures
by Michael Landes
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
This guide offers 1000s of detailed listings for internships, seasonal and voluntary work, and other short-term work options in outdoor adventure, environmental policy, the arts, archaeology, and more. Contact names and pay details are provided.
by Michelle Obama
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.
Canada 150 Women
by Paulina Cameron
Publication Date: 2017-11-17
The Frog and Prince
by Darcy Rezac; Judy Thomson; Gayle Hallgren
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
In the Company of Women
by Grace Bonney
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
Winning the College Admission Game
by Peter Van Buskirk; Wallie W. Hammond (Editor); Peterson's Guides Staff
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Winning the College Admission Game: Strategies for Parents and Studentsis an innovative book that helps parents and students of all backgrounds develop a winning strategy for getting into and succeeding at the college of their choice. In a unique “flip-book” approach, this book presents parallel content to parents and students to unveil the mystique surrounding selective college admission and to create a blueprint for parent/child collaboration. By taking this unique approach of working collaboratively toward the shared goal of finding a good college “fit,” each parent will learn how best to help his or her child, while respecting that this important rite of passage belongs to the student.