GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE

by Rachel Hollis

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    • I wish I could take back the time I wasted reading this book. Couldn’t even finish it. For someone who proclaims Christ, this book should not even be considered in the same realm as Christian books. Filled with moments from her own life and how SHE has self-love and made it through. No mention of HIM who gives us strength and courage. Ugh. And my return window has closed so now I have his drivel on my shelf. Off to the used bookstore it goes, hopefully to trade in for a better read, but honestly should just go in the trash so no one else has to endure it.
    • I think I’m the only person to not like this book. I had it recommended to me by so many people.Here’s the issue I had:1. It’s just not great.2. It’s geared towards moms. Which would be great, if I was one. Over half the book is about being a parent. It didn’t apply to me so I felt like I was just reading and zoning out trying to finish it.If you want an amazing book you should buy “I’m a bada$$” (spelled for editing in case it gets flagged lol)
    • My Facebook feed was bursting with woman reading this book and when I heard it was. Christian Writer I had to buy. Worst purchase ever! First chapter or 2 I liked. Other than her saying she was a Christian a few times and she was a preacher's daughter it is in no way a christian book. Her chapters were ramblings and contradictory. Felt like she was literally throwing things in just to get a word count she needed!
    • I wanted so badly to like this book. I follow a lot of "mommy bloggers" on social media (Tiffany Jenkins, Brooke Wilkerson, CA Miljavac, Bunmi Laditan, just to name a few). I also love a good motivational story about women finding themselves and following their dreams (ex: Jeanette Walls, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Queen Dolly Parton) I started seeing this book recommended in some of these online circles and assumed it would be right up my alley, even though I'd never heard of Rachel Hollis. I purchased the book on Audible because who has time to actually sit and read books, amIright? Within the first few chapters I was so disappointed.Rachel Briefly touched on her humble beginnings, and good for her that she made it out and set off to create a better life for herself in Los Angeles. Seriously, that's awesome. She preaches over, and over that YOU are responsible for fulfilling your own dreams and while she's correct, she seems to gloss over the fact that she comes from a place of serious privilege. Rachel Hollis doesn't HAVE to work. She married young to a wealthy entertainment executive. She's privileged enough to have a safety net to where if she follows her dreams and fails miserably she won't end up at a food pantry.Overall, she makes a few good points throughout the book, but it's mostly full of humble brags and ways to better yourself if you've got a fat wallet and a lifestyle with some risk appetite. She preaches throughout the book to stay off of Pinterest and embrace who you are, but if you actually visit her website, it's full of the exact stuff that makes a lot of moms feel like failures. Pictures of her jogging as a size 4 with a flat stomach after three kids and amazing hair, a wardrobe full of items that cost more than my mortgage payment, food and drinks that look like they should be on a magazine cover. The target audience for this book is definitely upper-middle class white women... or those who live beyond their means and pretend to be wealthy.Overall, for me, this book was just a miss.
    • Marketed as a Christian book this did not align with my Biblical beliefs. Did not read past Chapter one based on scriptural inconsistencies.