I'm Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time

I'm Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time Review

Inspiring women to pursue their own colorful dreams, I'm Not Really a Waitress tells the story of how Suzi Weiss-Fischmann transformed a small dental supply company into a #1 beauty brand around the world

Today, OPI is known as a global beauty brand, famous for its trend-setting colors, unforgettable shade names, and celebrity collaborations with the biggest stars from film, television, music, and sports. But behind all the glamour is the little-known tale of OPI's unlikely origins-an intimate and inspiring story of a timid schoolgirl who arrives in this country with little money and no English and becomes the business leader and industry game-changer known worldwide as "Suzi, the First Lady of Nails."

In I'm Not Really a Waitress--titled after OPI's top-selling nail color--Suzi reveals the events that led her family to flee Communist Hungary and eventually come to New York City in pursuit of the American dream. She shares how those early experiences gave rise to OPI's revolutionary vision of freedom and empowerment, and how Suzi transformed an industry by celebrating the power of color-and of women themselves.

Title:I'm Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time

    I'm Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Color at a Time Reviews

  • Sue Fernandez

    Thank you to NetGalley and Perseus Books for an advance read of this title. I'm very interested in all things beauty, and I love OPI polish. As a matter of fact, I currently have on Samoan Sand. This ...

  • Justine

    This book was amazing. So inspiring. I wish I had had the opportunity to read this when I was in business school. Suzi is not only someone we all can look up to as an incredibly successful businessper...

  • Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let the...

  • Kathleen

    I liked the description of this book and therefore requested it from Netgalley.Suzi Weiss-Fischmann transforms a dental supply company into a renowned cosmetic company -OPI. One of my favorite OPI col...

  • Kate

    This is not at all my usual read- a business memoir? I can't even think of the last one I read. Memoirs, yes, usually by my favorite actors or comedians, but not so much by my favorite business owners...

  • Sarah

    I'm Not Really a Waitress is part auto-biography, part business advice book from one of the founders of OPI. Suzi traces her childhood in Hungary to Israel and eventually to New York City. After worki...

  • Eileen

    It was an interesting book and a nice testament to the "hard work and passion pays off" trope.The book was to a point inspirational--Suzi's story is quite compelling. But it was repetitive, there were...

  • Madison Loveday

    You need to read this book! OPI founder, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is inspiring women to pursue their own colorful dreams in, I’m Not Really a Waitress: How One Woman Took Over the Beauty Industry One Co...

  • Lizbeth

    I received an advanced digital copy of this book from Netgalley.com and the publisher Perseus Books, Da Capo Press. Thanks to both for the opportunity to read and review.Ms. Weiss-Fischmann has writte...

  • Deanna Stevens

    I expected a different book than the one I read. It was very slow moving and a lot of the chapters had paragraphs in the wrong order. I know this was an advance copy, but I have never read an ARC that...