by Rachel Hollis

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    • Every woman alive is racing to grab their personal copy of the book Girl Wash Your Face. I read this back when it first came out, and I had pretty high expectations based on all the marketing hoopla. I honestly didn’t know who the author was prior to ordering the book. I watched a few videos of her before reading it and found it difficult to connect with her, but I read the book anyway.I believe this was partially marketed as a “Christian” book, but it’s pretty far from it. She definitely downplays the religious element, and I was left feeling like her view of God is terrifyingly self-serving. She is definitely her own biggest fan and does not have a humble bone in her body.I’m honestly really surprised to see how many women are raving about this book. I know there are quite a few that aren’t, but still. The book is one looooonggg not-so-humble brag...Incredibly superficial, shallow at best. This is not earth-shattering, introspective writing that will change your life. It’s common sense regurgitated accompanied by so many contradictions. Page upon page of her repeatedly tooting her own horn and every so often throwing God a bone. So bizarre. I had to force myself to finish it only because I spent money on it. Should’ve borrowed from the library!The power of marketing is real, people. It’s the only reason this book has sold so many copies. This is the literary version of the social experiment where people enter an elevator with other people facing the wrong way - new people coming on start facing the wrong way, too. Everyone else is doing it, right?If you haven’t read this book yet, just don’t. Spend your time reading a biography by a successful person or some Brene Brown or Anne Lamott...Lysa Terkeurst or Ann Voskamp.If you do choose to read this or have read it, I would encourage you to really dive in, dissect it and form your own opinion. Not what that “influencer” on IG thinks about it, what YOU think about it. It’s ok to call it like it is, self-help sprinkled with vague Christian fluff.We live in such a weird time...with social media and marketing constantly influencing our purchases and loyalties and opinions. I could go on, but I’ll leave it there!
    • This book is rubbish. It claims to be Christian and then tells you that all of your life accomplishments are bc of you.Everything I am, everything I ever will be, everything I accomplish, is bc of my creator. Not bc of my own strength. In my weakness, I find His strength.I wish ppl would quit promoting this book.
    • In life you have a lot of cheerleaders telling you everything you do is Awesome!! We have very few coaches; providing critiques on how to do better and encouragement when it feels like the game will never end. Rachel Hollis is your coach. She’s not afraid to say I’ve been there and here’s how you can do it better than I did. This book is for you if you have been wondering if you’ve got life all wrong (you don’t) and it will help you get the courage to live the life you’ve dreamed about for all these years.
    • Nothing original, just regurgitated drivel. Pages and pages of mundane detail of their life followed by a few paragraphs of advice that could be garnered by reading the table of contents of a few self help books or watching an episode of Dr Phil.
    • I had to read this for my book club. In my opinion she has a narrow life experience and is pretty immature. It’s like one long braggy blog post. For actual researched strategies try books by Brene Brown.