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  • Published: 25 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529146776
  • Imprint: Ebury Edge
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $36.99

The Outsider Advantage

Because You Don’t Need to Fit In to Win




A guide to discovering an outsider's secret business weapon, and how to use it, from Ciera Rogers, founder of a seven-figure earning brand.

From the fashion mogul and entrepreneur behind Babes, an empowering memoir about turning what makes you different into the foundation of your success

Ciera Rogers is known for being an "Outsider"—and she likes it that way. As the founder and CEO of a multi-million-dollar brand that caters to curvy women of all shades, worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian and championed by Beyoncé, Ciera has rallied the very women the fashion industry is designed to ignore around the radical idea that what makes you different is actually your superpower.

The Outsider Advantage is for Outsiders like her: the dreamers, doers, and go-getters that society continuously overlooks and underestimates, but who are uniquely equipped to achieve glass-shattering success.

In this bold and inspiring memoir, Ciera shares the moments in her life that left the biggest impact—being kidnapped at a young age by her estranged father, running hustles in strip clubs, living in her mom’s red Jeep, daring to post her first outfit for sale on Instagram, hitting seven-figures, and buying a home—and unearths the powerful lessons she has taken away from her past and her unorthodox rise, like how to harness what you already have and how to use your trauma as a motivator. She also speaks to feelings of millennial rage, as on her journey, she came to realize that the American Dream is a lie. But she didn’t allow that to stop her from outmaneuvering the system to finally live the life she wanted.

Arguing that what the world calls limitations—lack of connections, resources, fancy degrees, or even the "right" look—are actually our biggest competitive advantages, Ciera teaches anyone who has ever been overlooked, ignored or underestimated how to embrace their Outsider status to find unstoppable success.

  • Published: 25 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781529146776
  • Imprint: Ebury Edge
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $36.99

About the author

Ciera Rogers

Ciera Rogers is a Los Angeles-based fashion designer behind the women's wear line Babes and Felines, worn by high-profile celebrities such as Kim and Khloe Kardashian. Her journey to running a million-dollar fashion brand began in poverty, working in an industry she couldn't fit in - literally. Despite having all the odds stacked against her, she redefined the industry's "rules" to curate her own success. The author's business has international reach, with top sales in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia, and she has more than 2.4m million followers.

Praise for The Outsider Advantage

The Outsider Advantage is for anyone who has ever been told they are too girly, too poor, too loud, too whatever to succeed. Ciera Rogers is here to tell you that your too-much-ness is your superpower, and she’ll show you how to harness it to achieve your dreams.

Vivian Tu, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of RICH AF

Sharp, unflinching, raw. Rogers redefines what it takes to be successful and puts unstoppable power in our hands.

Everette Taylor, CEO of Kickstarter

Packed with deeply personal stories and practical advice, The Outsider Advantage shows you how to mine what makes you different and turn that difference into gold. This book is a celebration of outsiderhood, and Ciera Rogers empowers us to find our own way in a world that often tries to box us in.

Kiersten Saunders, cocreator of rich & REGULAR and coauthor of CASHING OUT

The Outsider Advantage proves that everything you need to succeed is already within, no matter what limitations or labels society might try to put on you. Ciera’s voice rings true on every page to create a book that is authentic, fresh, and wise; a must-read.

Liz Tran, founder of Reset and author of THE KARMA OF SUCCESS