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Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis


★★★ ½

You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.

So, this book works…and it doesn’t.

Rachel Hollis has achieved a LOT over her life – and it shows in her successful career as a motivational speaker and blogging. And much of her career focuses on helping others achieve what she has gotten.

Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.

This book takes what she’s been preaching for years and puts it all together in a handy book.

And while I do admit it is really catchy and it does give you that “I can do it” feeling…but often it relies on contradictory advice that subtly digs at people who can’t do what she can.

It also has a bit of an elitist air – like she implies that working hard is all you need to do but objectively, her marriage and financial security really did give her quite the boost.

I also don’t really notice that there’s a lot new – the advice being given isn’t groundbreaking. I’ve heard nearly all of it before in one way or another.

Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.

But again, she’s a catchy person.

So, I’d recommend it if you are interested in her life story and want a feel-good feeling at the end.

Interested in this one from Rachel Hollis? Buy it here:  Amazon

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