Girl, Wash your Face

Girl, Wash your Face

Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

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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.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781400201655
1400201659
Characteristics: 219 pages ;,22 cm

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Inga57
Nov 12, 2018

So much valuable information in Hollis' writing at a time when positivity is really needed.

Sometimes we need to hear sage advice again, and again, to let it sink into our brain and 'Girl, Wash Your Face' does that.

Allow yourself to be encouraged, then hit the repeat button and listen again.

Berlysbooks Nov 12, 2018

Would you like some personal encouragement from someone who feels like a trusted friend and confidant? Then this book is for you! Rachel reaches into the very personal and often embarrassing elements of her past to share the lies that keep women stuck and how she tackled them to become the person she was meant to be. Her insights are deep and meaningful and the book reads like a warm chat and pep talk from your bestie (a very accomplished bestie)!

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Tjavierb
Nov 09, 2018

Half-hearted nonsense where Hollis fakes being relatable to get in touch with the reader.

From the book: "Humans were not made to be out of shape and severely overweight. You can choose to continue to abuse your body because it's all you know … You can choose to settle for a half-lived life because you don't even know there's another way … But please, please stop making excuses for the whys."

Yep, that's the usual "you can't be happy until you're thin enough to deserve happiness" nonsense. It applies through all of the book too.

Except, with shysters like this, there is no "thin enough." It's just the capitalism of the patriarchy keeping women subdued and diverting their money so that they have less control over their own lives.

OLATHEAllisonB Oct 30, 2018

Joyful, honest, and insightful, this book tells about various moments in Hollis's life viewed through the lens of lies she once believed. Each chapter is titled after a different lie, such as "I'm Not Good Enough," "I'm a Bad Mom," and "I'm Going to Marry Matt Damon.". After telling about a significant time in the author's life in which she believed the titular lie, she offers up 3 things that enabled her to stop believing it. Hollis mostly seems like the kind of friend you could process life with at a coffee shop or a happy hour; I found some of her insights fresh and motivating, while others were cliche or less authentic. Overall, it's a fun and interesting read that encouraged me to pursue living my "best" life.

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beanpo34
Oct 23, 2018

It's ok.

Negatives: She talks about how she's "just like you" every other sentence. She married the man she had a toxic relationship with - not someone I would want relationship advice from lol. Nothing earth shattering-ly different than any other self-help "pep talk" book.

Positives: Quick easy read, topical chapters, some funny stories

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