#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie.
As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.
With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.
With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be is a best-selling 2018 self-help book by Rachel Hollis.Girl, Wash Your Face is described by The Washington Post as mixing "memoir, motivational tips, Bible quotations and common-sense girl talk." The prevailing message of her tome is one largely of female self-reliance, best summed up by Hollis in the book as "You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for how happy you are." The book has been wildly successful, described as a "publishing phenomenon" and was the second-most popular book of 2018 on Amazon.com. Girl, Wash Your Face is listed as a New York Times best-seller under the Advice, How-To, & Miscellaneous category.The book is composed of 20 chapters centered on 20 lies Hollis said she formerly told herself—e.g. "I'll start tomorrow" and "I am defined by my weight"—and she goes on to explain how she successfully tackled each obstacle...
I was all into the first part of this book but when I got to the part about her relationship I lost all respect. When you have such a HUGE platform like this and you literally write about an abusive relationship for an entire chapter, talk about how you’ll warn your kids to never be in a relationship like this, then say, “people change, we got back together and have babies etc. but not all situations are like this so don’t stay in your situation if you’re in one..” thats disgusting. Not only are you encouraging (yes unknowingly, believe me the slightest hope like that makes your brain go crazy) unhealthy relationships but you are giving people false hope even if you mildly addressed that not all people change. You are in a narcissistic adult-adult abusive relationship and him showing up at your door was not because he loves you it was because he was trying to trap you for life and it looks like it worked. I was seriously like, “GIRL YAS, CUT THE CHAIN, YAS” and then you married the guy. All respect gone. Couldn’t even finish the book because at the point I was so disappointed and disgusted that the rest was probably all lies. You said you’re honest, heres some honesty for you. 15
Really changed my life! 55
This was the first book I fully finished in a long time. Her writing is amazing and I absolutely fell in love with the book that I literally could not stop reading it! It took me a week to finish because I could not get my hands off of it! 😂 I 100% recommend and can’t wait to pass the book onto someone else who can fall in love with it just like I did! SO GOOD. 🤗 55
True inspiration ... thank you for sharing your story... You make me want to write my own... ❤️ 55
I bought this book because I noticed it’s a best seller self help book and it had some really good advice through out the book. But what I wasn’t expecting was chapter 14. I myself have lost a brother to suicide and reading chapter 14 was a message from god through Rachel Hollis. I cried like a baby while reading her experience and needed to hear her words after the fact. I loved this book and shared some passages with family members who could use her words. Thank you Rachel! I had such a good cry and breakthrough threw this book or shall I say chapter 14 alone. 55
She sounds very approachable. I’m inspired by her use of goal setting. She is funny and creative. This is the first book I have read from her. I didn’t realize there was another one. I look forward to reading the other one. I love how she used the goal Louis Vuitton purse. It’s funny because that has been my goal for years! I also go to the store and have them take it so I can touch it. I own my own cleaning company and one of my clients has at least 20 in her closet. I go into her closet and dream that I will get it. I’m a purse junky. It gives me happiness. I’m also impressed that her husband left Disney to be her ceo. My husband supports me in what every I do. I am the main bread winner. He is able to go out and achieve our goals of helping people with addictions it’s our non profit spiritual roads. God has called us to do that and has blessed us with support from our community. The drug addictions and transits is unbelievable. If we can help we will. That has been our goal for years. We visualize it. Thank you for writing this book. It’s a encouraging. I’m also a visual person. FYI her son and I both have January birthdays lol and she also share our faith. 55
Loved every page. She’s motivating and real. Would love to meet her someday. I highly suggest this book! 55
Raw, real, and straight forward. Thank you for this great read. 45
I started reading this today because I desperately needed a distraction, and I didn’t stop until I finished it. Maybe it’s because I needed to hear it all, maybe it’s because I’m super sick and needed an excuse to just sit down, maybe it’s because I didn’t even want to face the world today anyway, but I promise you this book is worth your time. If you haven’t read it, read it, I will definitely read it again & again. If you’re looking for a gift for an adult female who reads, or even who doesn’t, this is a great option. And if you’re a woman I care about you can probably expect to receive a copy of this for the next giftable occasion! I’m also certain I need to read Girl, Stop Apologizing as much as I needed to read this one lol so it’s definitely in my future. Next stop: making post-its out of all the sections I highlighted so I can make sure I turn this motivation into action! 55
Rachel Hollis is so relatable! I love her quirky, in your face manner of getting you to your full potential. This book has given me a platform to start dreaming again and I’m so thankful! 55
I’ve read 2 chapters and can’t bring myself to read anymore, it’s just silly with dime store advice 25
I have mixed feelings about this book. Disappointed that I didn’t realize it’s directed toward Christians (and if you aren’t one a lot of the advice is meaningless). I also find it odd that the point of the book is that YOU are in control and then there are chapters where we are told to find peace with the fact that “God is in control”. Wish I had done my HW before buying. 35
This is another rich white lady spewing prosperity gospel. You can get it if you really want, and if not it’s your own fault be you didn’t keep the promise to yourself. Sure, cause that’s how it goes if you’re poor, disabled or facing systemic oppression. Her interpretation of the Bible is adventurous at best, and the way she talks about her children’s biological parents is despicable. How Christian of her judging them for their diseases. Girl, you don’t get to tell me what to do. 15
I listened to part of the audiobook and couldn’t bring myself to waste my time finishing it. This book seems to be written for people who are completely insecure and looking for approval from others. The “advice” seems like a no-brainer. I truly don’t get how this book is so popular. 25
Rachel spoke to me on so many topics such a great book I can’t wait for the next! 55
This book was such a fun and easy ready. There is something that everyone can take from this book. There is a reason it is a NY TImes bestseller. Can’t wait for the second book! 55
This book is absolutely amazing! It made me laugh, cry and everything in between! Remarkable how true to life and down to earth this book is! Just hope I have the strength that it inspires 55
I am a male and was told this is a good book so I read it. Definitely suggest reading. The language is easy to understand and the stories are relatable. 55
This book is wonderful. Rachel says exactly how she feels and what she means without apology, which in today's climate is extremely refreshing and something that other self help books are seriously lacking. I know I'm not the only reader to feel this way but I truly felt that Rachel was taking words out of my head. Things that I always felt but were either afraid to say or didn't know how to articulate. Can't wait to read all her next books and eventually see her on the female self made millionaire CEOs Forbes list. Thank you Rachel! 55