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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Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie.

As the founder of the lifestyle website and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.

With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.

With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543676136
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 88,426
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lifestyle expert Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular website 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 13

3 The Lie: I'm Not Good Enough 25

4 The Lie: I'm Better Than You 44

5 The Lie: Loving Him Is Enough for Me 58

6 The Lie: No Is the Final Answer 76

7 The Lie: I'm Bad at Sex 101

8 The Lie: I Don't Know How to Be a Mom 112

9 The Lie: I'm Not a Good Mom 124

10 The Lie: I Should Be Further Along by Now 143

11 The Lie: Other People's Kids Are So Much Cleaner/Better Organized/More Polite 155

12 The Lie: I Need to Make Myself Smaller 171

13 The Lie: I'm Going to Marry Matt Damon 185

14 The Lie: I'm a Terrible Writer 199

15 The Lie: I Will Never Get Past This 209

16 The Lie: I Can't Tell the Truth 219

17 The Lie: I Am Defined by My Weight 240

18 The Lie: I Need a Drink 257

19 The Lie: There's Only One Right Way to Be 271

20 The Lie: I Need a Hero 285

Acknowledgments 295

About the Author 299

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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. 164 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 More than 1 year ago
Such an inspiration
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
I decided to review this book when I learned Rachel was a Christian and I knew many non-believers were reading her book. So I was curious what all the fuss was about. Before I even started reading this book I did a bit more research on Rachel and my view became a bit bent. There are many people who criticize her. After reading this book I have to say I think her book is really more for the non-believer or the new believer. There isn’t much depth. But I think it is good for what it is. I think a believer needs to know that going into it. If you are looking for something deeper don’t read this book. I think she has a platform and who knows maybe she will reach someone with the truth of the gospel that is sprinkled in this book. I appreciated her true stories from her own life and how she has overcome her struggles. No one is perfect even if they appear to be on the outside. I do wish there was more emphasis on the fact that the only way to true happiness is through Jesus. She says only you can make you happy. If I had to rely on myself I would have no hope. In choosing Jesus I can be happy, apart from Him everything else is meaningless. A copy of this book was given to me through All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tns book was dissapointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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
Really enjoyed this book. If you struggle with negative self talk or motivation to simply keep reaching for your dreams this book will not disappoint. The author is honest and vulnerable in her story, in a way that encourages other women to take care of themselves so they have the ability to care for others, while never giving up their dream with practical tips on how to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv! Luv! Luv! This book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a slap in the face of any strong woman who has a weak moment but needs reminders of her strength, worth, and goals.
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 26 days ago
This book hit home so many times I started to wonder how she knew about my struggles!
Anonymous 26 days ago
This is a must read!
Anonymous 4 months ago
No matter your age there is honest wisdom in every chapter. Kinda like the grown up version of a cat poster.
Anonymous 5 months ago
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Anonymous 7 months ago
A great and inspiring read! The author is very personal, making it very relatable to the audience, at least to me. I recommend it to everyone, even the young audience.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved it! So much truth!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Her whole story is so relatable even though I didn't live this exact life. It's the situations we find ourselves in and can't see our way out. Taking a minute to reframe them really changes your outlook. I could honestly reccomend for any age.