The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You

The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You

4.4 28
by Jessica Alba
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner—delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan,

…  See more details below

Overview

As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner—delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way.

The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically—true to you—could be honestly life-changing.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This month it's all about Jessica Alba's The Honest Life...She knows her stuff.” —ZEST MAGAZINE

“A godsend to all moms on a mission to lead an environmentally-friendly life, this treasured tome gives insight on everything from maintaining a clean diet (recipes included!) to cool decor ideas and how to achive an au natural beauty look...Hurry and get your hands on a copy of Alba's The Honest Life to add to your spring reads.” —THE ZOE REPORT.COM

“The Honest Life is truly something that everyone needs to read. It's an eye-opener.” —Wearstrong.com

“It's the kind of book you can read cover-to-cover (as I did) and then keep handy as a quick reference when you're making your grocery list or want to find a good non-toxic lipstick to try or a VOC-free paint for your new baby's nursery.” —What Would Gwyneth Do

“Alba's book is very relatable, and she breaks down her lifestyle decisions for readers in an approachable, realistic way. Her passion for this lifestyle is evident and inspiring: being eco-friendly doesn't mean you have to give up everything enjoyable in life” —Inhabitots

“The insights are eye-opening, the tips are helpful, the recipes look delicious” —Toofab.com

“This book is not preachy or filled with lengthy scientific definitions. This book is friendly, smart and honest.

I felt healthier, more energized and positive after just reading it! I also felt inspired to treat myself and my family better by making some simple changes and seeking out creative ways to live a better life each day. I really enjoyed this book and believe I will go back to reference it often. It’s a great girlfriends guide to living an eco-savvy stylish lifestyle.” —Blogs.babycenter.com

“This book is not preachy or filled with lengthy scientific definitions. This book is friendly, smart and honest.

I felt healthier, more energized and positive after just reading it! I also felt inspired to treat myself and my family better by making some simple changes and seeking out creative ways to live a better life each day. I really enjoyed this book and believe I will go back to reference it often. It’s a great girlfriends guide to living an eco-savvy stylish lifestyle.” —Blogs.babycenter.com

“The Honest Life by Jessica Alba is an indispensable handbook for healthy, sustainable, stylish and affordable living.” —Movelifestyle.com

“I would recommend this book to anyone interested in healthy or stylish living, with this book you get both.” —NATURALLYCHICLIFE.COM

“I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great introduction to a greener, cleaner lifestyle.” —Beautypalatte.com

“Features useful and affordable tips for leading a natural lifestyle.” —Remodelista.com

“I found this book to be as great to look at as it is to read…the easy-to-follow tips are real, relatable, and realistic.” —Albany Times Union

“The pages are filled with lots of easy to read and find information, not to mention beautiful photos and stories… this has been a great way to grab a tip or two as I need them and flag them for later.” —Mommas Gone City

“This book is refreshingly down-to-earth, and its user-friendly format throughout each section makes living naturally fun, easy and attainable. The photos are gorgeous, and it inspires and reminds us to keep picking up those healthy habits and to share them with friends and family. ” —EcoChick.com

“A chatty, down-to-earth guide on greening your life without compromising your style…Alba's tips are mostly accessible and low-stress.” —The Austin American Statesman

“It's chock full of useful information that you've always wanted to know but have never really had the time to sit down and research. ..The Honest Life is an indispensable handbook for healthy, sustainable, stylish and affordable living.” —LiveMom.com

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609619114
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
125,858
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Videos

Meet the Author


Jessica Alba is a Golden Globe–nominated actress, committed environmentalist and social justice activist, and co-founder of The Honest Company. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young daughters.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Witty-Kitty More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! It can be overwhelming when you start to realize just how many harmful chemicals we come in contact with every day! She simplifies it for you and shows you how little changes can make a big difference. The book is entertaining because she is down to earth. It reads like a conversation with your friend over coffee, if your friend did tons of research on healthy living. The layout is well organized and filled with icons and lists that allows for quick reference. This book will be my go to gift for expecting mothers! I wish I had this book when my children were small!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, one of the few books that I have ever read cover to cover and still use as a reference guide when I need it. That's because it is filled with so many useful tips from a woman who is obviously living the very life that she offers advice about. I love it. Great job, Jessica!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beginner's primer of practical approach to the dilemma of living in our modern chemically-laced world, and how to find eco-friendly solutions. Informative without being pushy; you aren't made to feel guilty if green versions are not available in your area. This is a lifestyle book for overworked green moms, but it has lots of advice for dads or those without children or spouse. The author hasn't covered all the basics, yet, but she has a good handle on the subjects she has looked into. Read if you want to short-cut the research you'd have to do to find out what chemicals to watch out for, and the basics for detoxing your family, your home and your life--whether you have little ones to think of or not. She also includes some good starter ideas for fashionable recycled living. You can either go all-out on all the ideas in the book, or pick and choose a few that fit your lifestyle. It will be interesting to see if she does a follow-up book, based on what she learns in future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, well written book. Great ideas on eco friendly/safe products for your family. My husband made fun of me when I bought the book. He then proceeded to read the entire book in two days, and is going through the house room by room as we spek, removing items & products that we had no idea could be harmful to our family. Great job and thank you Jessica! Mom of 4 in MAss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know Jessica Alba personally or professionally (I don't watch a lot of TV/movies - I can't name one thing she is in!); however, I happened upon this book as I was looking for something to help me go green. This book provided the spring board for understanding what I have in my home that is dangerous as well as what I can do to control it. I suffer from allergies and sensitivities as she does and wanted a better solution other than OTC medication. I try to avoid meds as much and where possible. I felt this book was down to earth and put things in laymen's terms for me. I am new to all the green talk. I know she is a star and probably gets all kinds of help as well as has unlimited funds, but as I'm working to change some of the items in my house to more green, I'm finding that things are not that much more expensive and are easy to implement. She provides a ton of resources at the back of the book too if you want to do further research. In general, I like her approach to the idea - you can't beat yourself up for not being totally green and you have to stay true to yourself. Make the changes where you are comfortable knowing all the facts. I use this book often as a reference and have it close in hand at all times. I would also recommend as a companion to this book a book written by her business associate called Healthy Child, Healthy World by Christopher Gavigan. His book goes into more detail and is more "scientific" in nature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great comprehensive approach to a natural lifestyle without sacrificing everything and without spending money (you don't have). Written for the everyday person, easy ideas to incorporate into your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a mom or a mom-to-be you don't want to miss out on all this useful advice about how to create a healthier environment for you and your family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I are 7 months pregnant with our first child! I have had multiple complications and am now on bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy. Onegood thing about it is that i get to catch up on my reading since I don't watch tv. I actually came across this app when I found The Honest Company on facebook & right away clicked with everythung that was on the website. I want to do what is best for my children as well as my husband and the Earth that God has blessed us with. I want to live a simpler, more clean life. One that God would be proud of me for. This book has been an amzing beginning to my journey and already has taught me so much! I am slowly implementing these tips in to my life amd am feeling so much better already. This is definitely a must read for those like me that want to better their lives through God and the simplicity of nature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend to single people, couples and families. Learn how to live healthier, happier, and with less damage from products to our lives
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A co-worker after reading had so many good thing to say about this book. Curious to see what she was informing me about I borrowed the book. It is great for women of all type mothers, expectant mothers, and having no children, like myself. Alba basically informs you about the harmful chemical used in our every day life. Alba gives insight, alternatives, with a ton of DIY that wont break the bank! Literally a lifestyle change about health, diet, the home, ecology, and environmental sciences. Helping you to achieve the honest life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great guide to living an eco friendly life- I had fun reading it! Great book to reference when need it! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this is like having a conversation with a friend! She has great ideas and helpful information to share! I've made lifesytle changes because of this book! It really is great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
liv2readSS More than 1 year ago
Love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This seems like an amazing book. I was just watching the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier and she was interviewing Jessica Alba. She spoke highly of her book and it honestly seems like an inspiring read to others.