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

Book - 2018
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Founder of the lifestyle website and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Each chapter 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]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781400201655
Branch Call Number: 248.843 HOLLIS
Characteristics: xvii, 220 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 11, 2020

WORST BOOK I have read this year. Talk about privileged. This book was hard to read, I didn't want to finish it. It hurts me to know someone might read this and take this author seriously and start feeling like s**t . She unapologetically body shames. The world needs more acceptance and less judgment. Do not let your daughters/sisters/mothers/friends/anyone read this book.

Jun 23, 2020

Hardest of hard passes on this one. Barf and barf again.

Jun 21, 2020

Love the book! So many things that she says I relate to!! Great read and so funny!

Jun 12, 2020

ONE STAR. It's trite nonsense. There are a very few pearls of wisdom but in the main it is a mystery that this book is so popular. The author defaults to an undertone of preaching/cajoling that can only be unironically used if success has already come your way and you don't actually care about anybody else's journey; the view is lovely if you're at the top looking down. So little humility, an uncomfortable read.

May 04, 2020

So much privilege in this book that she doesn't address. Couldn't even finish it.

Apr 07, 2020

I checked this out based on the quirky cover and snarky title expecting it to be a cheeky sarcastic self-improvement book for millennials. I was very wrong. I was not able to finish this book.

Mar 15, 2020

I enjoyed this book because of her personal anecdotes, it has entertainment value. I take her advice with a grain of salt because of her (relative) youth. I seriously wonder how her beliefs will transform as she approaches middle-age. Perhaps the sequel will be: Lady, Scrub Your Face!

Mar 10, 2020

Body shaming, judgement for other’s addictions while hypocritically dismissing her own (the attribution fallacy—others’ shortcomings are due to their character, but *mine* are due to circumstance) and a heaping dose of plagiarism make this book a complete waste of time. There are better, more inspirational and empowering books out there. This one reeks of privilege and narcissism.

Feb 13, 2020

I liked the book and found it interesting to read and somewhat helpful. I do agree with some of the comments that she writes from a place of privilege and wealth. Some of her chapters made me wonder if she is too focused on work, fame, and wealth. This also made it hard for me to relate to her. But, she does write with brutal honesty, so I can appreciate that about her. Overall, I liked her writing style and thought the book was well written. (4 stars)

Feb 04, 2020

This book was painfully bad. I could not even finish it. I had high expectations based on the popularity. Was glad I borrowed this book, rather than purchased.

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