GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE

by Rachel Hollis

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    What people are saying on Amazon (sample)

    • If you're a white, middle class, middle aged, Christian, woman who just needs a little cheering up this book might be for you. There's no mention in the book of how marrying a Disney CEO could help boost a 19 year into different circles than most American woman. Even the intense counseling she suggests is out of reach to most and quality childcare while you put in 60 hour weeks? Nearly impossible. She's worked hard and has some cheery suggestions but not a book I'd ever suggest to someone who was actually struggling.
    • 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!
    • 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 goodness I was sucked in due to the hype of this book. OMG, NO. Rachel is so entitled and preachy and comes across as exactly the kind of person I detest. Everything in the book was "me me me!!!" and offered no insight to real problems. This book made me irrationally angry, which I think is the exact opposite of what it was intended to do.
    • I was so pumped about this book during the first few chapters, but then the more I read the more I got the idea of how arrogant and egotistical the author is. This book does have some good encouragements, but nothing new. It is all over the place, and when it comes to God or Christian advice she has little insight, which is surprising since it was published by a Christian company and listed as “Christian self help.” Something that really turned me off about this book is that the author justifies ignoring her children’s requests for more involvement because one day they will understand how important her career was. Also in another chapter she explains how her son woke in the middle of the night and wanted to sleep in bed with her and her husband but that is strictly against the rules, and that the four year old told a CPS agent during an adoption interview that it makes him sad when his daddy gets mad at him for him wanting to sleep in bed with them. She saw nothing wrong with this, and adds that you gotta find the humor in the chaos. So disappointed with this book and the ratings that it has received.