Girl, Wash Your Face

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I LOVE THIS BOOK!! Rachel tells it how it is and will build you up in the process! I loved how straight forward she is. I am defiantly going to put forth the advice she has given in this book. Thank You Rachel for writing a book that I feel empowered after reading!


Thank You NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for giving me this advance readers copy in return for my honest review!
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** Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with the digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review **
Fácil de leer, ameno y honesto. Me identifico con algunas de las experiencias descritas, y con otras no, pero eso esta bien, porque todos tenemos vidas y experiencias diferentes. La autora escribe de lo que sabe, lo cual esta bien, seria un error que tratara de brindar consejos sobre lo que no conoce. El libro transmite un mensaje de esperanza y positivo, que no se puede menospreciar en los tiempos que corren.
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First off, this description doesn't mention how often and how seriously Christianity is mentioned. I would never have read this book if I know it had this much religious crap in it. 

There should have been a warning so I could skip the bible-thumper part (the whole book) and spent time reading something else.
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Motivational maybe, practical application debatable, entertaining yes. While I didn't find much practical information that related to self-help, it was at times an entertaining read. Rachel Hollis is humorous and can tell a story. For me, this was just a book to read for lightening your mood. When I read something labeled self-help, I truly hope to find applicable strategies and ways to improve my life. This was not that book. If you are looking for a funny "mom blog" type feel read, then you may enjoy this book.
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This book was just what I needed! As a working mom with 2 young children this book gave me the piece of mind that I can be both successful as a mother and as a working professional.  I rarely read a book twice but this is a book I definitely plan on reading every few years to remind me to breath and smell the roses.  I loved this book and highly recommend it!
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As a middle-aged professional woman, I found some of the advice and examples in this book to be obvious - but this book would have helped me immensely when I was in my late 20s and Hollis's style is so engaging that it was just a fun and inspiring read.
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Title: Girl, Wash Your Face
Author: Rachel Hollis
Publisher: 
Release Date: 2/6/2018
Genre: Self-Help
Rating: 4 Stars

Okay, so I am not gonna lie that I was super hesitant about reading this book. I wanted to be that person. "I don't need help", "I'm sure this book is not for me." But Girl (Boy, alien, etc), let me tell you, WASH YOUR FACE!
This book was super helpful, I actually listened to the audiobook (provided from my public library) for a portion of it, and her voice really helped put a tone to the literature. I heard a couple of stories that I thought friends of mine should hear. And recommended the book to them as well.

This is a self-help book, however, her format is different from what I've seen in the past. In this book, she tells you a lie she often told herself, and many women might too. She goes through a small story about her life, (some really hit home) about why that lie was in her head in the first place, and finally, she ends up with what worked for her, or step on how she overcame that lie. Her attitude in the audiobook is so peppy, that if given that chance I absolutely recommend you hear it even if it is just to get a feel of how she sets the tone for the book.

Disclaimer: I received this copy from the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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I’m apologizing to the author here, but this book just wasn’t for me. I know she wrote it with good intentions, and I appreciate that. But it seemed to be the same old/same old self help “love yourself” message that I’ve heard over and over again from so many other authors.  She has a way with words and is entertaining, so that’s original with this book.  I may try another book of hers to see if I just got a wrong impression with this one.  

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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I could not relate to this book at all. The contradictory things she said were confusing and didn't make sense, and the reminders of her privilege and how successful she is were very offputting. Nothing about this book was useful to a regular everyday reader and all of the advice was ridiculous. Her problems were barely problems and the "inspiring" things she said were just pointless and unwise, we can't all do what she did as we live VERY different lives. 
It felt as if she was showing off more than anything and I couldn't finish reading it.
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Let me start this by saying that Im not yet finished with this book, though I do intend to finish it..

And I know that the random large words in the middle of sentences are done to prevent copyright violations but it is also EXTREMELY unsettling and makes the copy harder to read. I know the book is out and that my feedback will make zero difference in this, but I needed to get it out because its making me not even want to read it at all. Its taken me much longer than I normally would to read it. 

EDIT NOW THAT IM FINISHED-
I don’t know what to say. This book honestly made me feel worse about myself and how hard it is trying to dig myself out of a hard time right now. I probably won’t be reading the next book she’s written.
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At 85%, I was gonna give up, but because I don't like DNFing books, I stuck till the end--only to get more annoyed. Actually, at the start, I wasn't able to figure out what was irritating me. There were good things being said but the narration or tone or something was really putting me off. And towards the end, I finally have an answer. 

This is a self-help book that suggests you become like the writer. Yeah. Not "what you were meant to be". The advises and suggestions are always interrupted by how 'happy', 'content, and 'flourishing' the author is. Which would have been fine if it was only said to back her suggestions. However, it gets annoying when very subjective, sensitive topics like trauma are dealt with, because no one who is living with their childhood trauma wants to hear a random woman say that 'she could rise above it so can you'. That's the most generic, blatant thing to say. I have Instagram to scroll through such sh*t inspiration. Why pay for a book that gives me exactly that but with more unnecessary, forced humor?
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.Rachel Hollis is famous blogger and social media personality who has turned into a bestselling author.
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She brings this book which is purely  for girls to answer few of their most commonly sprouting questions; as they grow out of childhood and embrace adulthood.
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It is a memoir of her struggles and success and how she recovered everytime.
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Book covers very wide range of topics. Starting with self image, diet, health, career and then moving over to motherhood, pregnancy and parenting.
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She gives common sense advice about how one can tackle common life problems. Her campaign about loving your flaws provided her with great social media success.
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She also explains about eating disorders and drinking habit ( duet coke and wine).
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Writing is enjoyable, flowing and advice is practical. Details of how they adopted a baby are very informative and interesting.
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How she tackles negative reviews of her books is also interesting. Most probably she is not going to read any reviews.
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I am surprised to learn that almost all things that can happen to a girl have happened in her life. So many things have happened to her and still she is going strong.
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Over all good book fir any girl to read early in her life and pick up a thing or two.

. Thanks netgalley and publisher for review copy.
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"Girl, Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis may be helpful to younger readers in their 20s and 30s. However, at 50+, this book was not for me. I also wasn't able to relate to her because she just isn't the average woman. Her "struggles" are not typical of women who are out there working, raising families and trying to make ends meet. We aren't event planners for celebrity clients, and we're not married to CEOs of major companies. This isn't real life for many of those in her target demographic. The religious aspect may not be agreeable to some.

Unfortunately, there wasn't much in the way of new information that I haven't already read in other self-help books. It may be helpful to some. It's an easy read, but I think it only scratches the surface. I wasn't wowed by it.
Based on a free review copy from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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I had never heard of Rachel Hollis before picking up this book (I must have been living under a rock since she apparently has a huge following). Some of the sections of this book really resonated with me while others fell flat. I enjoyed her writing style and that she told the reader what worked for her and therefore what might work for them but never claimed to know it all or to have all the answers. I'm not sure I'll pick up any of her other titles though.
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Unfortunately, this book was just not for me. Besides the fact that there are claims of plagiarism, this book reeked of white privilege. I just couldn't get into this to believe her enough to be impacted by the book.
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I loved this book! Rachel is so inspiration and down-to-earth. She really gets it and speaks to the audience in a straight forward, no nonsense way but with enough humor that you fall in love with her and her family! A great read. I can't wait to read her next book!
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This was okay in terms of self-help reads; I've read better ones but also have read worse.

Pros: 

My favorite part of this book was reading about Rachel's experiences and stories. I really connected to her experiences and like how she tied personal stories to the advice she was given. I also like how Rachel radiates positivity. 

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I did not get too much out of the advice Rachel was giving, mostly because I've heard most of it before. I agree with a lot of it but I don't feel like this book brought anything new to the table. This might be a good book for people starting out reading self-help books. I do not recommend it for someone who reads a lot of them.
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I don't enjoy being told what to do, honestly! I also find that Mrs Hollis's beliefs are not my own and this book did not help me in any way. Not to mention, only if you come from a similar sphere like her, where people have access to most everything they want will you relate to her. I don't so I didn't.
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Did not finish. Do not like the writing style, or the opinions of the author. Very contradictory and belittling. Unenlightening. Shame-ridden. Terrible assumptions about mental health.
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This book was recieved as a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Such a wonderful book written by a wonderful woman. We all need to be reminded of this from time to time and I absolutely love it when the author shares personal stories with the reader and immediately connecting to the reader like we are having a casual conversation. This is a wonderful book to read when you are feeling down, your day is just not going right or you need some more positivity in your life! This is definitely getting 5 stars from me!

We will consider adding this to our self-help collection at the library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
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