Pretty Good Advice
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
“…funny, frank and thrumming with energy.”–Jenny B. Fine, Women’s Wear Daily
“If you want to laugh, get totally inspired, learn a bunch and enjoy reading something so engrossing you won’t put it down but you could because it’s written in these amazing one-ish-page chunks, GET IT. Could not be better for right now.” –Jean Godfrey June, Beauty Editor – GOOP
Called the “Queen of Beauty” and the most influential singular woman to impact the beauty industry by the New York Times, you’ve never met anyone like Leslie Blodgett. Not only does she do the splits on boardroom tables, as CEO and creator of bareMinerals, Leslie pioneered the original power of community (before the idea of social media existed)—reinventing how beauty was sold.
Her warmth, empathy and authentic bond with her global community of fans, along with her unconventional approach, set a new standard that continues to shape the beauty business today. In 2006, Leslie took the company public in one of the largest cosmetic IPOs of the decade, and in 2010, the company was acquired for $1.8 billion.
This refreshing book features 97 candid and entertaining insights on business, life, and beauty. Everything in this book is honest, all tried (and sometimes failed) by Leslie. Personal and often surprising, Leslie dishes on leading with humor, and why “You owe it to your co-workers not to be boring.” Pretty Good Advice is full of frank, actionable advice to help light a fire under you.
What people are saying about Pretty Good Advice:
“…It should have been called Very Very Very Good Advice.”– Robbie Kellman Baxter,
Author of The Membership Economy
“Leslie Blodgett pioneered authentic community building with the customers she lives to serve. Pretty Good Advice is a window into Leslie’s remarkable life journey and a masterclass on life, self-confidence and the fine art of blending eye shadow. It’s a must read for anyone building anything from a healthy marriage to a direct to consumer company or a community.” – Tina Sharkey, Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor
“Leslie Blodgett disrupted an industry AND somehow convinced ME, that YES, I can do it too. That’s the magic about this book. She tells it like it is – no filter. I laughed, I cried, I nodded and most importantly, I left with a feeling that I CAN do this. As an entrepreneur, that’s the most important feeling in the world. Whoever you are, whatever you do, READ THIS!” – Bassima Mroue, CEO and Co-Founder – SkinTē
“Leslie Blodgett has pioneered yet another innovation: a ground-breaking, new literary genre, the MBA Memoir. Not only does Pretty Good Advice chart Leslie’s creation of a global brand with the hitherto undervalued assets of love, levity and lipstick, but it also delivers 97 pearls of warmth, wit and wisdom from the most inspirational entrepreneur I have ever met.” – Frances Edmonds, Sunday Times best-selling author (UK)