Girl, Wash Your Face
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 Details

TitleGirl, Wash Your Face
Author
ReleaseFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherThomas Nelson
ISBN-139781400201662
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Audiobook, Personal Development

Girl, Wash Your Face Review

  • Rachel Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    Because, if I don't think it's worth five stars, what hope is there??
  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars!!! Rachel Hollis's newest book Girl Wash Your Face is just the book I needed to read to start my new year. It's one of those books that made me think about my life, the things I do, and it was a highly entertaining read! A few months ago, one of my facebook friends posted about this thing called 'The Last 90 Days'. I read up on it, and I was inspired to make changes to my life and not wait until the first of the year, but do it now. I started getting up earlier, drinking more water, goin 5 stars!!! Rachel Hollis's newest book Girl Wash Your Face is just the book I needed to read to start my new year. It's one of those books that made me think about my life, the things I do, and it was a highly entertaining read! A few months ago, one of my facebook friends posted about this thing called 'The Last 90 Days'. I read up on it, and I was inspired to make changes to my life and not wait until the first of the year, but do it now. I started getting up earlier, drinking more water, going to the gym more, and most importantly, I started making a gratitude list daily. It really changed my perspective on a lot of things. Since then, I started following Rachel Hollis. I love her personality and she has great tips and advice. When I got the opportunity to read this book early, I jumped on it. Each chapter is about a lie we're told, and why that lie isn't actually true. It's a motivating read that made me want to go out and conquer the world- or at least my own life! I found Rachel's stories inspiring. This book inspired me to be better, but also not to be so hard on myself when I fail. Laced with humor, relateable stories, and things that will actually resonate and help most of us, I recommend this book to all women. It's a must read! *arc provided by publisher*
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  • Ashlie Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    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 mono 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.
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  • FMABookReviews
    January 1, 1970
    ❝If we can identify the core of our struggles, while simultaneously understanding that we are truly in control of making changes, then we can utterly change our trajectory.❞ I've laughed, cried and contemplated. There are self-help books, and then there's 'Girl, Wash Your Face'!Through lies she's told herself, Rachel Hollis takes her readers on a journey through her triumphs and losses, heartbreaking moments and celebrations. ❝Recognizing the lies we've come to accept about ourselves is the ke ❝If we can identify the core of our struggles, while simultaneously understanding that we are truly in control of making changes, then we can utterly change our trajectory.❞ I've laughed, cried and contemplated. There are self-help books, and then there's 'Girl, Wash Your Face'!Through lies she's told herself, Rachel Hollis takes her readers on a journey through her triumphs and losses, heartbreaking moments and celebrations. ❝Recognizing the lies we've come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves.❞ Rachel Hollis is a gifted communicator. Speaking to you like one girlfriend to another, Hollis encourages you to be your best self, to take charge of your life and to find your happy! Her straight shooting message that --- ❝if you're unhappy, that's on you.❞ gives women permission to take control of their lives.Why do we feel we need permission, even if that permission is from someone we don't know? Because of LIES. Lies we've been told and lives we've told ourselves."Something else will make me happy.""I'll start tomorrow.""I'm not good enough.""I should be further along by now.""I am who others think I am.""My best isn't good enough."Those are some of MY lies (and some I share with Mrs. Hollis).Rachel's truth is poignant, it is devastating, and it is healing. Her honesty is admirable. And she reminds us that we are the captains of our own ship. What we do and where we go is our choice. It's up to us. ❝...once you understand that  you are the one in control, you'll get up and try again. And you'll keep going until being in control feels more natural than being out of control.❞ She doesn't sugar coat it, she doesn't tell you it's going to be easy nor does she tell you that change will happen overnight. What she does tell you is that YOU ARE WORTH IT. You are worth the fight, the struggle, the battles, and the pain. YOU ARE WORTH the hard work, the tears, the rejection, and the exhaustion. Because, ❝Life isn't meant to be merely survived-it's meant to be lived❞ ❝You are meant to be the hero of your own story.❞ **I was provided a review copy by the publisher. This did not influence my opinion of the book nor my review.**
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  • Caitlin
    January 1, 1970
    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 o 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.
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  • Sadie Esplin
    January 1, 1970
    Some parts of this book spoke deeply to my soul, and others made me want to punch someone in the face. I struggled with every word she said about diet and body image—what was meant to be uplifting and inspiring was preached as scientific fact from someone with no medical/dietetic credentials. She had nothing to back up her claims, but she preached it like doctrine. I also really really really struggled with the story of how she met her husband. I realize have no business being bothered by it, bu Some parts of this book spoke deeply to my soul, and others made me want to punch someone in the face. I struggled with every word she said about diet and body image—what was meant to be uplifting and inspiring was preached as scientific fact from someone with no medical/dietetic credentials. She had nothing to back up her claims, but she preached it like doctrine. I also really really really struggled with the story of how she met her husband. I realize have no business being bothered by it, but she says herself that people may have issue with her sharing it and that it isn’t meant for it to be used to condone an unhealthy relationship. But....she married the man from her super unhealthy relationship. Guys, don’t marry the guy who “brings you to bars and ignores you while he hits on other women.” Don’t marry the guy who “only calls you at night when he’s been drinking but ignores you during the day.” Don’t marry the guy who you “give your virginity to because you don’t know how else to keep him interested.” I mean, really. She gave so much time to how terrible their first year was and then gives a quick “but now everything is great!” And it just doesn’t work for me.I have to come back and discuss more things that are not okay. The diet pills? She essentially tells everyone that she and her roommate survived off of diet pills to the point that they were hallucinating, so they stopped taking them and gained back 40 lbs. She doesn’t discourage this, if anything the quick “oh and then we gained weight and became less attractive” seems like a subtle “I can’t recommend this BUT if you want to lose weight here’s how to do it.” NOT OKAY. Additionally, when people come to her her diet advice (why is she giving diet advice? Is she a dietician? Does she have any medical knowledge) she tells them to start by drinking more water, and when they’ve mastered that start cutting out foods. Here’s an idea: listen to your body!! Thin =/= worthy/good/important.Another edit: I was on a plane with my young exhausted kids today and was thinking how an outsider would totally judge my parenting skills, but I gotta do what I gotta do and my in-flight parenting techniques are totally different from day-to-day. Then I remembered how Rachel went off on the totally exhausted mom for giving her kid candy on a plane. Maybe there was more to it that I’m not remembering? But honestly, anyone who has flown with their kids knows the struggle is real.
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  • Britany
    January 1, 1970
    Multiple people told me to read this book, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I've never heard of Rachel Hollis before or anything about her.I listened to this on audio, read by the author which was a treat. She goes through some lies that she used to believe about herself in hopes to help other women from falling into the same pitfalls. Most of this is pretty cliched, but sometimes it's a nice reminder to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and work hard for the life you want to live. To be honest Multiple people told me to read this book, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I've never heard of Rachel Hollis before or anything about her.I listened to this on audio, read by the author which was a treat. She goes through some lies that she used to believe about herself in hopes to help other women from falling into the same pitfalls. Most of this is pretty cliched, but sometimes it's a nice reminder to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and work hard for the life you want to live. To be honest, this is just another book telling you "You can do anything" which is always a positive message, but there is nothing unique or new to be gleaned from this book. I honestly rolled my eyes more often than nodding along with the author. Especially the story of how she met her husband. She had the courage to walk away from a terrible relationship blah blah blah... I was annoyed with her most of the time. It is hard to rate a book about someone else's life, so I will stay right down the middle. This book might be for you if you've recently had kids and have struggled with finding a balance between family, work, friends, and self. If that's not you, then keep doing you.
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  • Carlene Inspired
    January 1, 1970
    Two reads completed, several passages highlighted, and a whole new perspective on life and the pursuit of happiness. :)Rachel Hollis has given us a new book! It's not fiction, it's not a cookbook, it's Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be. Part self help, part honest, heartbreaking non-fiction, Girl, Wash Your Face was the book I didn't know I needed. Broken into chapters by lie, yes as in the lies we believe in about ourselve Two reads completed, several passages highlighted, and a whole new perspective on life and the pursuit of happiness. :)Rachel Hollis has given us a new book! It's not fiction, it's not a cookbook, it's Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be. Part self help, part honest, heartbreaking non-fiction, Girl, Wash Your Face was the book I didn't know I needed. Broken into chapters by lie, yes as in the lies we believe in about ourselves, Rachel Hollis tackles the struggles women face daily and the steps we can take to make a positive, lasting difference. Rachel's personal stories are sometimes tough to read, but always relatable and her willingness to share her truths was incredibly impactful for me. The things she struggled and/or struggles with are the same things I struggle with. Her solutions? Easy to follow, though the dedication and the creation of the habit relies on your strength, will, and determination. It inspired me, Rachel's voice and words run through my head now throughout the day, and it taught me the ability to forgive myself each time I fail and believe the lies I shouldn't. ❝Recognizing the lies we've come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves.❞Though I cried, a lot, Girl, Wash Your Face is a humorous, powerful read that is easy to follow and inspiring. The solutions Rachel gives us are every day solutions, things that anyone can implement into their daily life whether through physical action or personal thought. She gives us the honest, harsh reality, but also gives us the chance to forgive ourselves, to understand others, and to create a healthy path towards healing and positivity. I loved the overarching message of self worth, power, and strength. I finished the last page with a renewed vigor for life and a new method of self-love. I highly recommend that everyone picks up a copy of Girl, Wash Your Face, whether you think you believe any lies or not. It's a book that women need and a book I'll be returning to repeatedly.In fact, I'm off to read it again before I'm off to RISE, Rachel's women's conference!
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  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    January 1, 1970
    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. Sti 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.
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  • Beverly
    January 1, 1970
    This book is truly AMAZING! I mean I loved every minute of it. I have told all my family and friends to read this book and now I am telling you, READ IT you won't regret it!
  • Chelsey the crazy cat lady
    January 1, 1970
    This is a book all girls need to read. It was so good. I loved Rachel’s honesty throughout it. So much in there to put into practice and learn from. Thank you Rachel for writing it
  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    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 e 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.
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  • Amy (Foxy)
    January 1, 1970
    It's hard not to get motivated when you get bit by Rachel Hollis' enthusiasm. She lays it all out there and shares stuff that is deeply personal for her. Her vulnerability allows the reader to tear down their own walls knowing they aren't alone in their journey. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Ms. Hollis. I've been a fan of yours for awhile and I enjoy getting a glimpse into your personal life via InstaGram stories and lives. GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE is a standalone non-fiction book. If yo It's hard not to get motivated when you get bit by Rachel Hollis' enthusiasm. She lays it all out there and shares stuff that is deeply personal for her. Her vulnerability allows the reader to tear down their own walls knowing they aren't alone in their journey. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Ms. Hollis. I've been a fan of yours for awhile and I enjoy getting a glimpse into your personal life via InstaGram stories and lives. GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE is a standalone non-fiction book. If you're looking for a book that will motivate you to be a better YOU then this book is what you are looking for. Follow Foxy Blogs at: Blog ♥ Twitter ♥ Instagram ♥ Facebook
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    **I received an ARC of this book from the publisher; opinions are my own**"Girl, Wash Your Face," honestly, isn't anything new. All the same, I found that it resonated with me in a way that not many self-help books ever have. Part of it, no doubt, is where I am in my own life. I suspect that had I read it even five years ago, GWYF likely would not have hit me in the same way. A bigger part of it, though, is that Rachel Hollis just seems so damn likeable. I'm not normally the sort to fan-girl ove **I received an ARC of this book from the publisher; opinions are my own**"Girl, Wash Your Face," honestly, isn't anything new. All the same, I found that it resonated with me in a way that not many self-help books ever have. Part of it, no doubt, is where I am in my own life. I suspect that had I read it even five years ago, GWYF likely would not have hit me in the same way. A bigger part of it, though, is that Rachel Hollis just seems so damn likeable. I'm not normally the sort to fan-girl over the internet famous, but something about Rachel makes it easy to imagine meeting up with her for coffee. Her advice, while nothing new, is presented less like a traditional self-help book and more like an older sister sitting you down and saying, "Look. Let me tell you all the ways I screwed up so you can save yourself the trouble."Each chapter of the book is a different lie that the author at one time believed: something else will make me happy, I'm not good enough, I'll start tomorrow, etc... Through her own stories, she shares how she came to learn the truth and offers action steps on how you can break away from the lies, too. While Hollis now lives a pretty charmed life (she's married to someone with Hollywood connections and has an awfully cushy existence), she remains relatable and, dare I say, down-to-earth. She's not always had an easy life and has clearly worked her butt off to get where is; her wisdom is hard-earned. This book is definitely aimed at a certain demographic: late 20s/early 30s, new-ish mothers. This isn't to say that others won't benefit, but there's enough mothering/parenting/marital advice that I think someone in their early 20s will find themselves flipping past a lot. Similarly, I think someone in their 40s will have probably figured out a lot of this stuff on their own already. But for those of us in that sweet spot? There's so much good advice to be found in here. I found myself highlighting and starring many passages; this is definitely a book I will be coming back to.
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  • Carrie Rogers
    January 1, 1970
    Girl, stop preaching at me
  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not Rachel's target audience. Proof? I had never even heard of her before seeing this book pop up on hoopla even though she's labeled as a "lifestyle guru" and I'll be honest, had I known, I likely would have passed this one by. There are some good moments here and I can see why it appeals to a certain audience even if, for me, it was only okay. I don't agree with all of her advice - yes, we teach people how to treat us and staying in a relationship allows them to continue, but taking that r I'm not Rachel's target audience. Proof? I had never even heard of her before seeing this book pop up on hoopla even though she's labeled as a "lifestyle guru" and I'll be honest, had I known, I likely would have passed this one by. There are some good moments here and I can see why it appeals to a certain audience even if, for me, it was only okay. I don't agree with all of her advice - yes, we teach people how to treat us and staying in a relationship allows them to continue, but taking that responsibility on ourselves does not take all responsibility away from the other person for their behavior. I listened to the audiobook read by the author and I think that I might have enjoyed it more if I read it myself. There were times I just wanted to tell her to take a breath and relax. It felt a bit too much like a really loooong "guru" seminar.
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  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    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 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.
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  • Anna LeBaron
    January 1, 1970
    Still making excuses for why you haven't done __________ (fill in the blank)? Girl, Wash Your Face is a swift (but very sweet) kick in the pants for any woman that struggles with why they are not pursuing their God-given dreams or are not utilizing their strengths, talents, gifts, skills, and abilities to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. The chapter about grief helped me immensely and the last chapter left me ready to take on the world.I received an Advance Reader's Copy f Still making excuses for why you haven't done __________ (fill in the blank)? Girl, Wash Your Face is a swift (but very sweet) kick in the pants for any woman that struggles with why they are not pursuing their God-given dreams or are not utilizing their strengths, talents, gifts, skills, and abilities to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. The chapter about grief helped me immensely and the last chapter left me ready to take on the world.I received an Advance Reader's Copy from the publisher.
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  • Krista
    January 1, 1970
    Every year, in early December, I share a post with the best books I've read that year. I always think, "I'm so picky about what I consider a 'best book' so there's no way anything I read in the final three weeks of the year will be better than these." I have a post for fiction and a post for non-fiction. This year, my non-fiction list was small... just two books (Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker and Church of the Small Things: The Million Li Every year, in early December, I share a post with the best books I've read that year. I always think, "I'm so picky about what I consider a 'best book' so there's no way anything I read in the final three weeks of the year will be better than these." I have a post for fiction and a post for non-fiction. This year, my non-fiction list was small... just two books (Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker and Church of the Small Things: The Million Little Pieces That Make Up a Life by Melanie Shankle). I wish I'd waited because I would ABSOLUTELY add Girl, Wash Your Face to that list of non-fiction favorites!This book is amazing... a rare five stars review for me on Goodreads. My book is underlined, highlighted, and starred so much I might have to buy some new pens and highlighters.What makes it worthy of such high praise? The fact that Rachel is writing about how we can be empowered as women to shake some shackles off our lives and live lives of freedom and confidence, regardless of the past. She gives us permission to dream, permission to walk away from damaging things, permission to not quit (how awful is it that we need permission to persist?!), permission to work our hineys off, permission to not care what others think of us... the list is long, but man. Her words are powerful.Reading them is like having a friend you love and trust tell you these things. You think they're written for someone else at first, but the more you read, the more you believe that Rachel is talking to you.Yes, Krista. You can walk away.Yes, Krista, you can dare to dream some big AF dreams.Yes, Krista, you can find meaning in your pain.And now YOU should read this book. Because it will fire you up. It is the perfect book for the start of a new season in your life... For me, the start of the new year. For you, a new start after a relationship ends, or a new start in the midst of dealing with some painful trauma, or simply the new start of a new day.Girl, wash your face, and then read this book.(PS I received an ARC from the publisher, but I also preordered a copy with my own money!)
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  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    5 STARSThis is perfect, I loved every minute of it!It was so helpful!Her words are powerful and it helped me a lot!I'm not a mother so some of the stuff there were here wasn't for me but all the other were very important!Rachel inspires me with her words, she gives you the encouragement you need to go on!There were some funny and emotional parts in Girl Wash Your Face!I loved that she gives details of her personal life to make to the point where she tells you what you must start doing for yours 5 STARSThis is perfect, I loved every minute of it!It was so helpful!Her words are powerful and it helped me a lot!I'm not a mother so some of the stuff there were here wasn't for me but all the other were very important!Rachel inspires me with her words, she gives you the encouragement you need to go on!There were some funny and emotional parts in Girl Wash Your Face!I loved that she gives details of her personal life to make to the point where she tells you what you must start doing for yourself! This is a must read, if you are looking for a book that will help you start thinking differently and taking your life in your own hands this is perfect!!     
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  • Chell Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Rachel delivers a no-holds barred, quit your stinkin thinkin message that allows the reader to stop, evaluate, and keep only what serves us well through sharing her insites. Rachel is wise beyond her years and a very intuitive entrepreneur who is willing to share the recipe to success if we will just do the work. Don't just buy this book, go see her at Rise and let your life become a better version of itself. You can't ask for a better and informed cheerleader than Rachel.
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  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    I love reading anything that will help me with my personal development. I'm a big believer in doing all I can to grow as a person and learn more about myself each and every day. I have been following Rachel Hollis for over a year now and can I just say, she is my idol!!! She is just a hard-working business owner, mama, and best self advocate I can't get enough of her insta feed! When she announced that she was writing a book - a bare your soul, tell all kind of book - I pre-ordered it instantly. I love reading anything that will help me with my personal development. I'm a big believer in doing all I can to grow as a person and learn more about myself each and every day. I have been following Rachel Hollis for over a year now and can I just say, she is my idol!!! She is just a hard-working business owner, mama, and best self advocate I can't get enough of her insta feed! When she announced that she was writing a book - a bare your soul, tell all kind of book - I pre-ordered it instantly. I have read the "Girl, Wash Your Face" book by Rachel Hollis in about 2 days, unable to put it down. For real. Every woman needs this book in their life. Each chapter starts with a lie and Rach shares how she overcame each of those lies. It's amazing. If you want answers and inspiration from my girl Rach this book is for you. I am on the launch team for this outstanding book - we are not being paid, it's a labour of love! - as someone who has pre-ordered the book I was offered the chance to read it ahead of the launch (YAY!) and talk about it if we've enjoyed it. I freekin loved this book and promptly pre-ordered copies for everyone in my book club. Ladies you are NOT stuck in the lies you believe about yourself or are destined to live as you have in the past. You are amazing and you can do this! Ok, go pre-order!
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  • Jenni
    January 1, 1970
    Ok, maybe I’m the wrong audience for this. Or maybe I shouldn’t have chosen the audiobook narrated by the author. But I just couldn’t finish thisMostly, I found the author’s supposed revelations to be really obvious and unenlightening. “It’s important to have self-worth by dumping the guy who uses you as a booty call (but oh yeah I ended up marrying the guy).” “Hey girls, we should support each other instead of judging each other.” And on top of all that, her anecdotes were way too long and self Ok, maybe I’m the wrong audience for this. Or maybe I shouldn’t have chosen the audiobook narrated by the author. But I just couldn’t finish thisMostly, I found the author’s supposed revelations to be really obvious and unenlightening. “It’s important to have self-worth by dumping the guy who uses you as a booty call (but oh yeah I ended up marrying the guy).” “Hey girls, we should support each other instead of judging each other.” And on top of all that, her anecdotes were way too long and self-aggrandizing. “So I used to make fun of this girl for shaving her toes, when actually I also shaved my own toes!” And unbelievably, right after her chapter on how women shouldn’t judge each other, she makes fun of people like Kim Kardashian for how they got their success...without acknowledging that she comes from an enormous place of privilege herself. Thanks but no thanks. To top it off, the audiobook narration by the author had way too much preacher/coddling guru/“let go and let god” vibes. This might resonate more with a younger, evangelical audience.
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  • Abbie Miller
    January 1, 1970
    We’re being honest here, right? After all, that was the premise of the book. To be clear, I’m not in the target demographic for this title. (I’m over 40! Oh, the horror!) This was just another self-help book written by a self-proclaimed celebrity (ish) who wants to be recognized for changing all our lives. We should admit we’re imperfect, confess to wearing Spanx and give in to the demands of life and just show up at our kid’s school in (gasp!) our work clothes! The last third of the book she sp We’re being honest here, right? After all, that was the premise of the book. To be clear, I’m not in the target demographic for this title. (I’m over 40! Oh, the horror!) This was just another self-help book written by a self-proclaimed celebrity (ish) who wants to be recognized for changing all our lives. We should admit we’re imperfect, confess to wearing Spanx and give in to the demands of life and just show up at our kid’s school in (gasp!) our work clothes! The last third of the book she spent lecturing us from high on her mountain of self-importance about everything from antibiotics to eating healthy food to drinking alcohol (tsk tsk) to getting up off our asses to go achieve all our dreams. After listening this one, I need a glass of wine for sure! (I’m the devil.)
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  • Sara Kate
    January 1, 1970
    I loved every drop of this book. So much to soak into my soul.
  • Liza Fireman
    January 1, 1970
    I really like Rachel Hollis (even though I had no clue that she existed until very lately). She is candid, vulnerable and authentic. She puts herself out there, but she is not giving up or letting herself easy unhappiness. Here is the essence of this book and why I loved it: Have you ever believed that you aren’t good enough? That you’re not thin enough? That you’re unlovable? That you’re a bad mom? Have you ever believed that you deserve to be treated badly? That you’ll never amount to anythin I really like Rachel Hollis (even though I had no clue that she existed until very lately). She is candid, vulnerable and authentic. She puts herself out there, but she is not giving up or letting herself easy unhappiness. Here is the essence of this book and why I loved it: Have you ever believed that you aren’t good enough? That you’re not thin enough? That you’re unlovable? That you’re a bad mom? Have you ever believed that you deserve to be treated badly? That you’ll never amount to anything? All lies. All lies perpetuated by society, the media, our family of origin, or frankly—and this is my Pentecostal showing—by the Devil himself. These lies are dangerous and devastating to our sense of worth and our ability to function.And it has one important truth: You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are. That’s the takeaway. And now it's time to face and destroy every lie. And Rachel is crushing it! Getting rid of the hateful narrative that bombards us every day, so we don’t even realize it’s there. And growing into a better version of ourselves. She is putting stuff in proportion and removes the unrealistic expectations that we are trying to draw to ourselves. For example, with the lie "I am not a good mom", here's Rachel for you: A new mother’s daily list of goals should boil down to1. Take care of the baby.2. Take care of yourself.Boom. The end.Darn it, you didn’t get to the laundry today? Look at your list again: Did you take care of the baby? Yes. Did you take care of yourself? Also yes. Oh, I think you’re crushing this new-mom business then. I guess the laundry can wait.Rachel is talking about her choices. About her drinking in the past, about her fears, her anxiety, her palsy (temporary paralysis so she couldn't control half her face) from stress. And her new choices, her caring for herself. if you’re unhappy, that’s on you. When I say unhappy, I mean unhappy. I don’t mean depressed.... When I say unhappy, I mean discontented, unsettled, frustrated, angry—any of a number of emotions that make us want to hide from our lives instead of embracing them with arms wide open like a Creed song. Because happy people—the ones who are enjoying their lives 90 percent of the time—do exist. You’ve seen them.So Rachel does not need a hero any more, and doesn't need a drink, or even diet-coke. She will probably not marry Matt Damon, but she is already quite awesome. And now we can laugh and learn something from her experience.Be happy! Make something awesome with your life. And read this book. It is a 4 stars, and a charming one.
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  • Rhonda Ruff
    January 1, 1970
    Good book! Meant for younger ladies but I enjoyed it
  • Bridget
    January 1, 1970
    Nope. Belittling people by saying you can pick yourself up by the boot straps and CHOOSE happiness is irresponsible and uneducated. It just isn’t that simple. Her approach to body image and dieting is downright scary. She seems very self centered and looking for her 15 minutes as opposed to ‘helping’ anyone let alone women. Throwing in a scripture here and there does not a Christian based book make. This should not be considered self help. I would not recommend this book to anyone. It’s uncomfor Nope. Belittling people by saying you can pick yourself up by the boot straps and CHOOSE happiness is irresponsible and uneducated. It just isn’t that simple. Her approach to body image and dieting is downright scary. She seems very self centered and looking for her 15 minutes as opposed to ‘helping’ anyone let alone women. Throwing in a scripture here and there does not a Christian based book make. This should not be considered self help. I would not recommend this book to anyone. It’s uncomfortable, frustrating and ignorant.
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  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    I started out listening to this book without any expectations. One of the mommy blogs I follow posted that she had read this book and loved it, so I decided to check it out. It was painfully hard for me to finish listening to this book, but finishing something gives me a sense of accomplishment, so here I am. It started out ok. She gives a little pep talk at the beginning and then starts each chapter out with a lie she believed and how she has worked through them. I found most of the lies to be I started out listening to this book without any expectations. One of the mommy blogs I follow posted that she had read this book and loved it, so I decided to check it out. It was painfully hard for me to finish listening to this book, but finishing something gives me a sense of accomplishment, so here I am. It started out ok. She gives a little pep talk at the beginning and then starts each chapter out with a lie she believed and how she has worked through them. I found most of the lies to be relatable, but the rest of her story and narrative, not so much. I was initially turned off when she described her first real relationship in which she was a booty call, and then she ended up MARRYING that guy. What the crap? but to each their own. There was one point in the book when she was explaining what she envisions or fantasies about when she is running and having a hard time-what pushes her not to give up. The things she listed were just incredibly shallow to me...having a vacation home in Hawaii, being on vacation in Italy with George Clooney, getting hit on by Ryan Gosling, ect. It was just so cringey and shallow to me. I KNOW she was trying to be funny and relatable, but it just wasn't. Several times in the book she talks about living in LA, and I honestly think people can't live there for too long without just completely losing sight of reality. At one point she subtly name drops being at a party with Matt Damon, ect. I feel sad for the author as the story describes much of her life-and lets be real here-human existence isn't easy, so to accomplish anything is great. Good for her for following her dreams and trying to inspire others with that...ultimately the book just wasn't for me.
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  • Lis
    January 1, 1970
    1 ⭐ because I could not/did not finish this one. I went into this book with excitement and an open mind realizing that many parts would not be for me as I am not Christian and therefore not the base that Rachel Hollis is writing for. This book was for a book club I’m part of and was ready for something out of my typical genre.This book was not for me. The chapter on her experiences with the foster care system felt very self-centered and self-focused rather than an opportunity for a person with p 1 ⭐️ because I could not/did not finish this one. I went into this book with excitement and an open mind realizing that many parts would not be for me as I am not Christian and therefore not the base that Rachel Hollis is writing for. This book was for a book club I’m part of and was ready for something out of my typical genre.This book was not for me. The chapter on her experiences with the foster care system felt very self-centered and self-focused rather than an opportunity for a person with privilege and a strong fan base to talk about what’s wrong with the system and how children are affected because of the systemic faults and some easy things people can do to make a difference in the foster care system regardless of their level of personal involvement (especially ways to make a difference with a Christian mindset and philosophy for this particular book). I also felt that for a person who comes from a place of privilege, there was no grace for those who are not in such a place or have similar opportunities as she has - especially in the chapter where she talks about her weight and how everyone needs to take care of themselves. That was the spot where I personally needed to end listening to the book.
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