#bookofthemonth Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

When I heard about this book I was pretty excited, it was full of promise and maybe a new take on self help. I waited for this book to come available on my library account for so LONG and in meant time started hearing all kinds of mixed reviews. When it finally became available I read in under a week and would give it a 3/5 rating. 
Not all books I read and recommend on here are gonna be a 5/5 you have to read this - 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 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 her counteract that lie. My struggle with many chapters are that a regular person would not have the same opportunities as the writer. However, for a young women, starting out there are some points I see as a win.

“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”


  1. Ive heard about the same ratings from anyone who has read this book - it's not horrible, but it;s not amazing. Basically, it would be a good summer beach read but it will not be life changing!