Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

by Rachel Hollis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400201655
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 20
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lifestyle expert Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular website TheChicSite.com and is the CEO of Chic Media. She is a regular contributor for HuffPost and PopSugar, and she has appeared on Today, Rachael, The Talk, Extra, and many other programs. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and four children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Hey Girl, Hey! Xi

1 The Lie: Something Else Will Make Me Happy 1

2 The Lie: I'll Start Tomorrow 11

3 The Lie: I'm Not Good Enough 19

4 The Lie: I'm Better Than You 33

5 The Lie: Loving Him Is Enough for Me 43

6 The Lie: No Is the Final Answer 55

7 The Lie: I'm Bad at Sex 73

8 The Lie: I Don't Know How to Be a Mom 81

9 The Lie: I'm Not a Good Mom 89

10 The Lie: I Should Be Further Along by Now 103

11 The Lie: Other People's Kids Are So Much Cleaner/Better Organized/More Polite 113

12 The Lie: I Need to Make Myself Smaller 125

13 The Lie: I'm Going to Marry Matt Damon 135

14 The Lie: I'm a Terrible Writer 145

15 The Lie: I Will Never Get Past This 153

16 The Lie: I Can't Tell the Truth 161

17 The Lie: I Am Defined by My Weight 175

18 The Lie: I Need a Drink 187

19 The Lie: There's Only One Right Way to Be 197

20 The Lie: I Need a Hero 207

Acknowledgments 215

About the Author 219

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Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be (B&N Exclusive Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 132 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me by my hair dresser who is 20 years younger than me. I thought prior to reading that its content might not apply to me a fifty plus woman. I was wrong. It is a must read with hard truths and inspiring personal stories. It has made me think about whats keeping me from succeeding in all areas of my life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is real. She pours out her sadness to give you hope through yours. She doesn’t try to sell you some miracle self help book. She speaks as though you (the reader) is her friend that she genuinely wants to succeed. I loved every page and will read over and over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each chapter was better than the last. The book spoke to me in so many ways!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your looking to better your life. Have more grace for your journey. Get motivated about your business this is the book for you. Rachel Hollis doesn't play by any rules and neither should you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an easy read! I love Rachel and her style of writing. So much truth behind every word
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. Might have to get a paper form so I can share it with my girlfriends.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Such an inspiration
Anonymous 4 months ago
Tns book was dissapointing.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I was somewhat skeptical about this book at first. But with each sentence I keep identifying with every single word! This book gave me goose bumps, made me laugh, cry and helped turn a light back on that had gone off a long time ago. I didn’t want the book to end lol!! I will be reading this over and over again and giving it to my daughters for Christmas!
Anonymous 12 months ago
Very inspiring, it was referred to me by a friend on Facebook and I loved it.
Devin_McCain More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! A definite must-read for every single woman in the whole entire world. Seriously. Hollis does a beautiful job laying out ugly truths and encouraging the reader to make a better life. As she says, STOP waiting for someone else to fix your life. Take care of your body. Go all-in towards your goals. Stop comparing yourself to others. No excuses. Be a good human and treat other humans with kindness and respect. Cry. Laugh. Have fun and be silly. Love. EAT. Have sex. Stop judging people. Lift each other up. Embrace the chaos and don't you EVER give up. Determine what you want your life to be like and go get 'em.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv! Luv! Luv! This book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Girl, Wash Your Face By Rachel Hollis Easy to read: Yes Life changing: Yes Inspiring: Yes Full of truths: Yes Down to earth: Yes Yes, Yes, Yes to this book. I want to buy it for every girl I know young and old. I think that Rachels honesty throughout this book is what makes it so special. We are all in need of her words and I hope that you read this book! Perspective: 31 yr old, wife to my high school sweetheart, mother of 2 boys (3 and 7), casual Occupational Therapy Assistant, a sufferer of anxiety/depression, and most important Jesus freak. I can say that this book was read in almost an evening and got me all pumped I couldn't go to sleep. Not to steal the phrase but just do it. I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes you feel like we are all in this and struggling sometimes and have to see the silver lining.
Anonymous 2 days ago
Please please, just read the book. I usually hate self help or motivation books. But this book was real and helpful and amazing. Just read it. Do it.
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Anonymous 8 days ago
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Sophril_Reads 10 days ago
Okay, guys I really went back and forth on if I should review this one because I really do not want to get super personal. So this may be short. Anyone that has been following me for a little while would have noticed that this was not my typical read. I don’t find anything wrong with “self-help” books, I just don’t go out of my way to pick them up, in my early 20s I picked up a few and none of them were done in a way that I could get anything from. So with that being my history, I would not have picked up this book had it not been for my sister. I mean she raved about this book all over social media. I don’t mean one post or 10 I mean this went on for weeks to the point that Rachel Hollis really should have added her to the marketing team. So I walked into the book store and saw it sitting there and opened it up and began reading the introduction letter to the reader. I don’t know why or what part of it made me begin to get emotional. One thing that I really don’t like is when a book makes me cry so I promptly put the book down. Let me just say here that I did not finish the intro at that time. But I left the store without the book. I read to escape not to get upset. So I go to target so that I can get my shopping done and something just kept nagging at me, something in me really wanted to read that book. So I get back to the book section of the store and there is the book again not just on one endcap but two. So we are going to go with fate. Reading this book was an experience that I did not expect. To be perfectly honest with you I have never had an experience like this with a book. It was like it was written for me granted somethings didn’t apply but the ones that did I don’t have words for how much I got out of this. The most amazing part is how it has helped me and I noticed the change in me that I never expected to happen. Really my sister wasn’t kidding for me this book was really life-changing and I still can’t believe some of the changes that I have made by just accepting and being myself. The basis of the book is 20 lies we tell ourselves. This book is written in the way that she has overcome/working on each one of these. I marked so many things that I had to buy more book darts. I know that may sound silly but I don’t mark a whole lot of things when I read books usually maybe a couple quotes but I used half a tin on this book and was worried I wouldn’t have enough. I suggest this book for any woman out there something in this book will speak to you!
Anonymous 16 days ago
Very motivational and inspirational! I’m recommending it to everyone!
Anonymous 18 days ago
Very authentic and inspiring
Anonymous 19 days ago
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Onebookatatime 20 days ago
One of the things I love about reading, is that you get to read a story about someone who has went through some of the same things you yourself have dwelt with and this book is just like that. You'll be encouraged to stop believing those lies!
Anonymous 20 days ago
I can’t say thank you enough. This book is what I needed to wake me up and realize I have so much to be thankful for. Thank you!
FS_Meurinne 26 days ago
I found it interesting, after meeting Rachel I wanted to read one of her books. I like how she narrates each part. It took me on a ride of her life and so I now know her a bit better to understand what she posts. This book has some inspirational situations, but most I think is funny, a great way to tell the story, it seemed we were getting a coffee. I will read another of her books, perhaps even get the audiobooks.
JMTJTC 3 months ago
“Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.” Genre: Self-Help/Motivation. Number of Pages: 220. Perspective: First. Location: Los Angeles, CA. The lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur Rachel Harris shares lies that she once believed and the experiences that have changed her perception in order to live a more successful and happy life. I actually received this book in a white elephant exchange. I don’t normally read non-fiction--especially self-help--but it was popular enough, so I figured why not give it a chance. I’ve seen two very different reactions to this book. The first set of people are obsessed with this book and recommend it to everyone they know. The second set of people trash Hollis for her white privilege and shameless self-advertising. I’m somewhere in the middle. I can understand the boasting and plugs for her website because, ultimately, books are marketing tools for entrepreneurs. But I can see how it would be obnoxious to most readers. I have a hard time with self-help books in general because I always question the credibility of the author. What entitles someone else to be the Grand Poobah of life advice? Is it being successful? Okay, she has that. Is it having a popular lifestyle blog? Ok, cool, but what makes her qualified to write that? Going through difficult situations and come out the other side? Okay, yes she did. Her experience is also just her experience. What works for one person, isn’t going to work for everyone. And, most importantly, why do I care about your “problems”? Besides the two very horrible events she experienced, most of her complaints seem very trivial to most people. I think that’s where the entitlement and privilege critiques come from. The message is conflicting. On one hand, she says if you want it bad enough you can make anything happen. She is a self-proclaimed workaholic. But on the other hand, she talks about how it’s important to not compare yourself to others and avoid trying to be perfect. With all that said, it was a quick read and it was like a little pep talk from an overly-enthusiastic friend to get me refocused on some of my goals, especially in my own writing. So I did appreciate her chapter about her own experience writing novels and not taking no for an answer. Read full review here: https://judgingmorethanjustthecover.blogspot.com/2019/02/girl-wash-your-face-rachel-hollis.html