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
This book has been on my Goodreads want to read list for quite some time and thought it would be a great read for our little book club. I received mixed reviews from other ladies that I knew that read it, which peeked my curiosity more. Was I missing something by not having read it yet? Like some kind of right of passage.
I wanted to loooove this book. I did absolutely love her style of writing and Rachel definitely seems like she’d be a great girlfriend to have. The book just fell a little flat for me and ended up taking me months to finish. I think this is mostly due to the fact that I’ve heard soooo much of the “advice” before. Rachel’s stories were great but maybe geared to a younger generation that may not have found her way just yet. As a result, nothing felt all that new to me, except maybe the process of adopting which she goes into great detail about. Let’s face it though, I’m not adopting a child, and didn’t need marriage or parenting advice. That’s what I felt the book was trying to give me.
In conclusion, regardless of my personal opinion of the book, it would make a great audiobook for a commute. She is an entertaining author. Above all, I also will not let this book sway me into reading her followup for our little book club, Girl, Stop Apologizing. Beware though if you are someone that does not want kids and/or marriage, you probably won’t care for it all that much.