Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Beby Published 06 Feb 2018
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With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.
Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.
Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.
From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son's request that she buy a necklace to "be like the other moms," Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Reviews
I received an ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Honestly, the only reason I'm writing this review is that I agreed to after receiving an advanced copy from the publisher. I had never heard of Rachel Hollis before being part of the advanced review team for this book, so I began to follow her on social media.
I read the book quickly and it is an easy read. Hollis begins each chapter with a lie she believed and then the chapter is about her own life experiences that helped counteract that lie. I think I would like this book better if it wasn't put out by a Christian publisher. Hollis seems to find more strength from proving others wrong than she does from God. Every once in awhile there is a cursory mention of a Scripture or attending church, but this is not a Christian book by any stretch. I am not doubting that Hollis is a Christian, but this book was definitely written for a broader audience as as such should have been published by a publisher with a broader audience. I think non-Christians may be put off by the "Christian publisher" thing and I think Christians may be misled into thinking it is a Christian book.
I appreciate Hollis' honesty about her relationships with men, her relationships with others, and her relationship with alcohol. I appreciate that she did not put on a facade, however this book was not for me.
This book is for privileged white women with no real problems but the ones they make up for themselves. I was told this book was “inspiring”. But let’s be real, it’s easy for a rich lady to tell me (or anyone) that I’m “in control of my own life”. Any woman with a husband who makes enough money that you find yourself on the red carpet can say that. I found this book to be very unrelatable and full of humble brags. It was like social media in book form.
Also, if I hear one more white woman call other white women her “tribe” I’m going to throw up.
This book ended up in the trash after reading 50 pages and countless eye rolls.
There were parts of this book that were highly motivating and not too coddling, which is always appreciated. One thing that was tough was a constant thread of diet culture and weight loss talk throughout the whole book. The chapter about weight itself was...not great. There is a line where the author says (paraphrased) "science shows you need to eat less and move more, the end!" Where a lot of the other chapters examined the nuance of different issues and talked about developing an internal monologue to become more driven, the weight loss chapter felt super icky. It was basically "you shouldn't be fat, you won't be as long as you don't overeat to numb your feelings, and take better care of this body God gave you."
A lot of other chapters were motivating, but the diet talk (peppered through every chapter) would keep me from recommending this.
Anyone who starts a book with. a story about peeing your pants, you know you are in for something good!
I am new to the world of Rachel Hollis and her story. I dove into this book not entirely knowing what to expect. I was very impressed with her wit and humor as well as her ability to get serious.
Rachel seems like a girl I would want to know and have chats over coffee and that is exactly what I got out of this book.
Warning, I was not able to put this book down. there may have been a sleepless night as I plowed straight through. I highly recommend for all humans to read this book, there are insights for anyone.
I received and advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher.
There were parts of this book that were motivating but nothing presented was new and it was all stuff we've seen or heard before. I definitely feel like it's marketed and better suited towards the 20 something demographic. Women who are really getting started with life, careers, etc.
I did find the information regarding her personal business interesting. Having been a blogger for awhile and knowing how hard it is to truly find success I was impressed with what Rachel Hollis has accomplished.
Still, I did gain a few insights from reading the book and certainly reaffirmed things that I have let go by the wayside. Overall, it was a decent read but being in my 40s there just wasn't much in it for me.