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There has been much talk about Rachel Hollis’s new book Girl, Wash Your Face, good and bad. Some have loved this book since it’s relatable to many, but others felt it just didn’t hit the mark. I decided to give Rachel’s book a try before I totally wrote her off based on others opinions. I’m always one to wait to reserve judgment before I make a decision.
So let’s get into this review!
Who the heck is Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, TV personality, motivational speaker, podcaster, blogger and CCO of The Hollis Company. Back in 2014, Rachel started her blog The Chic Site as a way to promote her event planning business in LA. She would share everything from recipes, decor and even parenting advice. Over time she was able to build it into a full lifestyle brand.
What is girl wash your face?
Girl wash your face, is all about the lies we as women tell ourselves. From saying we aren’t pretty enough, good enough, a good enough mother – we can say so many lies in our heads to break ourselves down. Rachel is here to tell you, gurl, you knock that shit off. You are everything and more.
Each chapter is based on different lies she has told herself over the years. She shares her own stories, good and bad of how each lie has affected her in some way. Rachel is real and honest with each story she shares. At the end of each chapter, she shares what helped her overcome that lie.
Friends It’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.
Her main takeaway for the reader of is how you live your life is up to you. You get to chose how happy you get to be.
So, should you go read Girl, Wash your Face
I’m going, to be honest, and say this book was not as life-changing as other PD books I have read. If you are looking for a book that is going to go super deep, then this book may not be for you.
Would I tell you to give it a chance, absolutely?
I enjoyed reading Rachel’s book because I could connect with it on some level. There have been many lies I have told myself over the years that have affected me deeply. Those lies made me play small and think less of myself. Just as Rachel did, I learned to change the narrative in my head and love and accept who I am.
Rachel’s life has no way been as hard as others and that might put some people off. But I see her stories for what they are. Even people with a charmed life can have struggles and self-doubt about themselves. It doesn’t matter who you are.
We all struggle in some way and it’s up to us to decide just how happy we want to be.
Want to get Girl, Wash Your Face? Get it here on Amazon.
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Want more book reviews? Check out the previous months’ book club reads.