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Girl, Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis



You are allowed to want more for yourself for no other reason than because it makes your heart happy.

Okay, right off the bat, this book is catchy. It’s like super catchy.

She knows how to say something and frame it in a fabulous way to keep the audience glued to this book. She knows how to make you feel ready and willing to roll up your sleeves and get into changing your life.

However, it really, really annoyed me that she used the “we only use 10% of our brains” schtick.

It’s such a pet peeve that people still talk about that as if it was true. If we really only needed 10%, then why did we evolve to have the whole thing?

Honestly. Reading that bit at the beginning completely threw me off-kilter, cause if she can’t be bothered to fact check something so simple, what does that say about the rest of the book?

There are a lot of reviews that go into the problematic/semi-problematic things she’s said in here, and I honestly don’t have the will, energy or effort to nitpick that.

That being said, Rachel Hollis definitely knows how to write a book with punch.

I don’t care what religion you were raised in. You weren’t taught guilt and shame by your creator. You were taught guilt and shame by people.

Also, as a side note…I read this one and her other one pretty much back-to-back and for the life of me, I really can’t pinpoint the difference between them.

I think they felt different reading them, but now…months later…I’m just at a loss what was the point/big difference between them.

Ah well.

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