ARC Review: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing The Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who Your Were Meant To Be by Rachel Hollis

Published February 6th, 2018 by Thomas Nelson

Genres Nonfiction

Pages 240

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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.

Prior to reading this book I had never read anything by Rachel Hollis, including her blog. I absolutely loved this book! I loved the author’s writing style, the topics she talks about and she made me laugh at least once in every chapter. This book is written in a real, down to earth kind of way that I think most women can relate to. Each chapter in this book talks about a particular lie that the author once believed , which usually left her feeling overwhelmed or not good enough. The lies she discusses in each chapter range from things like, “I’ll Start Tomorrow” and “I’m Better Than You” to topics such as “I’m Bad as Sex” and “I’m Not a Good Mom.” I assume that most women can relate to many of these topics and I applaud the author for being so truthful in each of these chapters. It is not often that I read a book like this in the Christian genre that will tackle hard topics like sex within a marriage and it was refreshing to see some topics that some authors avoid. And Hollis is hilarious, I really adored her writing style and it made this book so much more enjoyable. She also has some great social media sites worth checking out. Overall, I really liked this book, it provided topics that most women can relate to and the author has a wonderful writing style.

Thank you to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for sending me a review copy of this book.

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