Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
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...more
This book is a winner in one sense - it takes top marks for the worst book in this genre that I have ever read. This book is epically bad. I understand false five-star reviews, but I chose this book partially because a FB friend of mine heartily urged everyone to read it and partially because I was honestly a bit drunk-browsing on Amazon and I impulsively downloaded it to Kindle.
I knew this book was bad before I got to Chapter 3, but felt compelled to hate-read (thank you, ...more
I also really struggled with the story of how she met her husband. She says that ...more
Things that irked me:
-The painfully tone-deaf, privileged, white, conservative, upper-class worldview (one of her personal “goals” that she uses to structure a chapter is literally buying a $1000 Louis Vuitton purse)
-Frequent mentions of how she’s REALLY good at X/the most organized/the hardest working/the most tenacious/ the biggest nerd you’ve EVER MET (dude, give it a rest)
-Near constant reminders of how fabulously successful she is (although I’d never heard of ...more
Also, if I hear one more white woman call o ...more
At the end of each chapter, Hollis tells us what worked for her...what helped her master something in her life. Wow. We’re the same age and I certainly feel like a constant work in progress. And she’s this wise, worldly woman who seems to think very highly of herself and her progress in life. I’d be sooooo annoyed if she were sitting around at a party and kept talked about “what worked for her,” like some wise old grandma reflecting on her youth. I would have connected ...more
Bless your tiny little bunny heart if you can make it through this entire book… Like seriously, girl, how many times can you contradict yourself?
I had never heard of this women in my life, apparently, according to her, she has is an extremely successful entrepreneur. Immediately my perception of the author was that she read a few really good books about women how have ACTUALLY struggled and then put her Reese Witherspoon in legally blond spin on it, adding a few ...more
Mostly, 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 ...more
Are you an upper-class, skinny, Christian, white, mother? Well I've found the self-help book for you!!
If you're looking for a light dose of fat shaming (disguised as "the kick in the pants you may need, girl, to take control of your life!! Love ya!!"), it's in here. If you want someone who has lived through a close family suicide but remains highly shame-ridden about mental health issues and how to discuss them, please visit this book. (Because the challenge of ...more
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 ...more
The main reasons:
1. You cannot tell that story about how awful your husband treated you when you first started dating and then, later in the book, continuously mention how you were "best friends from the beginning." You were not. He was an asshole, and her revisionist history later in the book makes me question everything she said.
2. Hollis thinks the difference between her and the people who didn't make their dreams come true i ...more
So, this book works...and it doesn't.
You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.
It works because Hollis has an engaging story at its core. She has achieved quite a lot over the last few years and because of that, it seems that what she says comes from experience.
Her wildly popular career as a motivational speaker and blogging shows the audience that you, too, can grab your own bootstraps and make a success of yourself.
It works because it ...more
Also, as an adult woman named Rachel, I am personally offended by how many times she refers to herself in the third person as "Rach". Ew. ...more
The advice in Girl, Wash Your Face! is based on exactly that kind of ignorant attitude. The book is full of upbeat tips and ...more
It's pretty misleading to put this book in the "religious/Christian" book genre. Some of the most notable/cringey parts to me were, "I am my own hero. This is all me. Any achievements you've accomplished, those are all you. I wish someone had told me this, but I had to navigate through life and learn it on my own: Only YOU have the ...more
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 ...more
❝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...more
*rolls up sleeves*
I don’t even know how to review this. As a “Christian” book, which it’s marketed as, it’s dangerous. We were not born to live our best lives now and pursue whatever makes us happy. We were put on earth t ...more
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 c ...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
I had the pleasure of hearing Rachel Hollis speak at Book Bonanza this past summer. Her passion and joy are absolutely contagious! I immediately downloaded the audible of this book and downloaded any and all podcasts available for download. I find her testimony to be one of inspiration and truth. The ideas and experiences explored in this book are truly remarkable and her delivery is full of honesty and witty humor. I highly recommend this book to ANYONE and EVERYONE! This book is full of advice ...more
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