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 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 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: [United States] : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2018
ISBN: 9781400201662
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
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May 17, 2019

I understood her advice as "anyone can be rich and successful as long as you start from the bottom, work hard, get incredibly lucky and marry an executive".

May 14, 2019

Total best-seller hype! Tried to understand the reason this book even exists, it's filled with boring and far too boring personal stories about the author that can't possible be of any benefit except to publish a string of silly books pointed to those looking for guidance. My recommendation? Don't bother wasting your time with Girl Wash Your Face.

Apr 26, 2019

Just finished reading this book. This book is a self help book mainly geared to women. However I found that most of the book can be applied to anyone, male or female. Mrs Hollis' writing is clear an concise. It comes directly from the heart. Rachel genuinely wants to help others succeed, accomplish their dreams and live a happy, serene life. The book is full of examples from Rachel's own life (hardships, anxiety and depression) that she has overcome through a positive outlook on life. It is soul baring. A superb read for anyone! ☺♥

Apr 18, 2019

Is it because I am 70 and discovered I really don’t care what people think of me, but this book didn’t resonate with me. What resonates with me now are Buddhist principles which are quite similar without the cutesiness of this book.

Apr 05, 2019

Jen Hatmaker's Of Mess and Moxie is more uplifting, relateable and entertaining. At best Girl, Wash your face was only mildly entertaining. I would consider this more of a lifestyle book than a self-help book. Perhaps I set the bar higher since I grew up reading Erma Bombeck. Rachel Hollis was not even slightly relateable and the book is full of humble bragging. Also, she failed to mention that being married to a Disney CEO offers interactions and opportunities that most women don't experience. I am planning to read books by Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed and Brene Brown in the future. For stories about overcoming adversity, The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls are excellent.

Mar 31, 2019

Hollis organizes her thoughts by beginning each chapter with a lie that she used to believe - unbeknownst to many, these lies are common for people to believe. Hollis attempts to dispel the lies by sharing her experience and advice to change negative thinking.

LoganLib_Dove Mar 27, 2019

I really enjoyed this book - it was heartfelt and honest. I felt like she is an older, wiser version of myself. I didn't pick this book up expecting it to change my life but it change my perspective on some important things. Not everything in life is easy, that doesn't make things any way less worth it. Not everyone will like you or respect you or hear you and that is okay because it's more about what you think about you than anyone elses opinion.

Really well done with humour and she has given me food for thought that will carry me on many journeys.

Mar 27, 2019

I put off reading or listening to this book for a long time. I read some reviews that said she was offensive regarding weight and I knew I probably wouldn't take well to it. Rachel Hollis has become a very famous name and a lot of people really seem to like her. So, I gave it a shot. I'll make up my own mind about whether or not I like it. In general, I will do this with movies and books because everyone is different. That is the underlying theme of why I didn't like this book and would not recommend it. Everyone is different. More specifically every<b>body </b> is different. I did enjoy most of the book. She has a great fire and passion and does give good advice some of the time. She is funny and very honest. However, she wrote about how losing weight is easy and you have no excuse. It is very simple, she says, eat less calories than you burn at the gym. I'm glad that worked for her. That's awesome. Congrats, skinny lady for kicking your metabolism back into gear. That's not the story for everyone. I go to the gym regularly, walk on my breaks, and try not to eat meals but rather healthy snacks throughout the day. I do all of these things to maintain my weight. My doctor says I'm healthy. My blood tests say I'm healthy. So what makes you think it is okay to tell people they need to lose weight? My body will not lose weight unless I am pushing myself more than what is considered healthy. My body will not lose weight unless I starve myself instead of eating healthy. When I learned these things I had a woe is me chapter of my life and felt that life was unfair. I moved past that. I decided I would still be as healthy as I could be even if it meant not having a body that everyone considers beautiful. So, Rachel, if you read this (and I know you most likely won't because you stated in this book you don't read reviews), I would like to inform you that you are not just unconsciously offensive in one section of your life. And maybe, just maybe you're not an expert on health and wellness. Perhaps you shouldn't judge another person's body based off of how your body works.

StephanieOne Mar 13, 2019

I really tried to get into this book and actually forced myself to finish it. In the beginning, it seemed pretty good. A lot of privileged rich white girl crap about how nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams, but I found that's par for the course with a lot of books like this.
But about a third of the way through I started getting this weird feeling about it. It started to sound more like a strange, overly-pushy Avon pitch than a self-help book. I was waiting for her to say, "I achieved my dreams, lost a tonne of weight, quit drinking, and started my own social media empire, thanks to my magic morning coffee. Want to learn more? Type "interested" in the comments! Thanks!! #bossbabe". I was actually surprised there weren't emojies every fourth word. After that, it just dissolved into some sort of "my life is awesome, give me money and you can be like me" sales pitch.

Mar 10, 2019

I could not finish this book. I tried giving it a chance until about p.75, but ended up thinking that if I got a chance to meet Rachel I would want to teach her some self-help, not the other way around.

These are my major hang ups:

Chapter 1 or very close to the beginning she starts with spending a lot of words explaining how she does not have it all together. She goes to red carpet events because her husband is fancy and not her. The whole chapter feels like she is apologizing for having a good life. I personally believe in no apologies for anything good you have. It did not feel genuine, but if it was, then I believe that Rachel should not have a genuine need to explain to other people who think she really got it all together by showing that she does not.

This is where she completely lost me thought:

"a few weeks ago there was a woman on my plane from LA to Chicago. She and her husband were traveling with two boys... with a worst-behaved child...he finally quieted:he'd been given a big bag of gummy worms... Oh, heck no! All through takeoff I was thinking about his mom.. she needed to discipline him better, have boundaries, get support from her spouse. And when I saw that she'd rewarded his bad behavior?....

On and on she goes on about the mother, then finishes that later she saw these parents exhausted and thought to herself that she has no idea what their story is and should not judge them. But the thing is, she did not judge "them", she judged the mother only. The dad was off the hook all along, it was the mother's fault for everything. I believe that that's the kind of thinking, writing and reading that makes us feel like shit about ourselves as mothers. Rachel has a million of women following her on social media and they all look up to her and to her standards and possibly feel very guilty about not being up to these standards.

I do not recommend this book. There are a lot of other good self-help books that are grounded in good research, not just personal experience (like Brene Brown's books). I am about to return it and I see that there are 30 other people in line after me. Please please read it with a grain of salt.

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