• Girl, Wash Your Face

  • Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
  • Written by: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 2018-02-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (699 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times Best Seller

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 TheChicSite.com 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 new book, Rachel exposes the 20 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.

©2018 Rachel Hollis (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Mostly for moms and people with religious beliefs

I only listened to half the book because even though she sounds very nice and it's a light listening, I felt like the advice was more focused on moms and family life. Also, as a non religious person, the argument that "don't worry because God has a plan, so things will work out" makes no sense to me. I think this should be marketed as a more spiritual/religious book

74 of 76 people found this review helpful

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Really couldn't get into it

I usually like Rachel Hollis. I found this book to be a bit ignorant of a regular person's life. It's great to go follow your dreams if you've got a husband who is going to float the bills in the meantime. Most people aren't so fortunate. (I could go on but I won't.) I couldn't make it past the 10th chapter.

32 of 34 people found this review helpful

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Not a good story for single women

I am a single mom and I do not like the promotion of religion. I couldn’t get past the first few chapters.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Don't let the reviews fool you!

I downloaded this book and then returned it after reading the reviews, specifically around it being too religious and too geared towards moms. I'm glad I went back and repurchased because I found so much value in this "read". Yes, Rachel refers to her religious multiple times throughout, but I found myself able to relate on so many other levels. Great book! Great "tough love approach"

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Funny but Very Religious

I liked the humour in this book, but I felt like religion was being shoved down my throat. It also felt like the author was just bragging about what a successful person she was. I think it should be marketed more clearly as a Christian book. Had I known there would be so many references to scripture and God, I probably would not have bought it. I did find myself laughing quite a bit, because the author has a great sense of humour. I didn't find most of the advice to be very useful.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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LOVE her honesty and take charge encouragement.

This book is part biography and part inspirational. I loved how this book was written and it encouraged me in my own life. A perfect book to inspire women to live the life the dream of and accept the life they have gone through.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not the right tone for me

I recently saw Rachel Hollis's documentary about her Rise event, and loved it. Loved the messages, the empowerment, and all of it. So I picked up this book. But is not striking the right chord with me. I'm only about 1/3 the way through, but I had to put it aside. For now, at least. I read/listen to a lot of self-help/empowerment/mindfulness/motivational books. But this one feels like I am being scolded a bit. I get that it is just her story and she is not professing to be an expert/psychologist/etc. But something about the tone is falling flat for me - which is partly me and partly the book. I just think she has a lack of awareness about how some of her messages can be received, and I find myself wishing some of it was backed by research the way so many other books are. So I accept that this is really popular for many people as a great inspirational tale, but so far not my cup of tea.
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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Ignorance is Bliss

i usually force myself to finish books even if i dont like them, but this one i couldnt. im not sure if it was her voice or her tone that bothered me more. as a mother with three children who works full time, this woman doesnt get it. it had religious undertones that i didnt like, and it was too ignorant. she clearly just needed an outlet to talk about how great she thinks she is

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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could not put it down !

I loved this book. I will probably listen to it again. I even want the hard copie to highlight and save the words that hit me hard. she did such a beautiful job on this book. I could not thank Rachel enough for sharing her life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Redundant, obvious, and too religious

An entire book telling us we are in control of our lives? Who doesn't know that already? Is that something that indoctrinated Christians fall for? Very disappointing waste of an audible credit. There are motivating books out there containing useful information. Try Matt Fitzgerald's, "How Bad do You Want It," or Cindra Kamphoff's, "Beyond Grit."

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  • MeredithNCSU girl
  • Raleigh, NC USA
  • 2018-04-07

More for women who are mothers

I did enjoy this book. much of the content spoke to me, woke me up, encouraged me to take control of my life and take action on my goals and dreams. My only real criticism is that there were a lot of times that I felt like I just couldn't relate, at all, or really follow along because it was so focused on being a good mother. I am not a mother and have chosen not to be one. More power to those that do! I salute you!!! If you're a mama and need some guidance and encouragement... this book is bomb!!! But for me, I got bored with the stories. Call me a terrible person... her testimony of her experiences were gripping but they didn't resonate with me... so I lost interest for a great deal of the book. However, overall I enjoyed it and will likely listen to it again, I'll just skip through the parts that don't speak to me. I loved the author's voice both physically as she read and in her story to call to action you living in your truth and speaking it too.

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  • Danielle
  • BROKEN ARROW, OK, United States
  • 2018-02-09

Life changing

I am a 44 year old pastors wife and mom to 4 amazing children and this book has been life changing for me. I had been feeling like I’m too old to have dreams or to do anything new but this book has encouraged me to dream bigger and not limit myself. There are a few books that I listen to on audible and think “well, that was nice” but there are others that I will listen to again AND have to purchase the hard copy to highlight my favorite parts and revisit. This book is one that I have both! Rachel, thank you for being vulnerable and putting these words on pages for us to read! ❤️

550 of 610 people found this review helpful

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  • R. Gagnon
  • El Puerto de Santa Maria, ES
  • 2018-07-06

This book gave me the "brain pain"

If you like wall decals that say "live love laugh", this book might be for you.

474 of 526 people found this review helpful

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  • NJ
  • 2018-06-22

Not what I was expecting, and not in a good way.

I wanted to like this book. I loved at the beginning when I heard her encouraging women to understand that they have the power to change their life if they are unhappy.

Yet once we got into chapter two...it all went downhill, MAJORLY. At one point she was saying she couldn’t “trust or rely” on her friend who didn’t stick to her “whole 30 diet” The author basically said “How can I trust her to keep a promise if she can’t keep a promise to herself?” Ummm it’s a DIET Rachel, not a moral test, OHHHHHKAY!?? Then it made me think...then if we can’t trust a woman that has “failed a diet” because she didn’t “keep her promise” at some point in her life, then none of us would have female friends. Zero.

She chose a HORRIBLE example, staying on a diet does not indicate a women’s values. Or her ability to keep a promise. It’s so closed minded, I can’t handle it. She goes on to talk about diets and weight loss and if you can just “make *it* (weightloss) a priority and keep your promises to yourself (aka stick to your diet and exercise routine) then you too can lose weight and magically your life will be significantly better. Um, I just can’t even people.

This is the very SAME message the media feeds women “get your life together and stick to the diet for once!!” and I refuse to read books that support that BS. Yet the author preaches the same lies, that if we could only have will-power enough to keep our promise and stick to a diet and become thinner and more physically appealing then we would conquer our issues. No thanks. It’s 2018 and a book meant to “encourage women” should have nothing to do with trying to help them “find their ability to keep their promise and stick to a diet”

To all women out there, Please know, you are loved, worthy and capable of so much more than just sticking to a diet and changing your life/body to fit societies standards. You are so much more than a just a body.

288 of 320 people found this review helpful

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  • Molly Marriott
  • 2018-04-15

Exhaustingly Self-Serving

Ugh. I REALLY wanted to be into this book...but dang, it’s exhausting to listen someone make a case over and over for how great and successful they are...all while trying to drop a few life-advice nuggets for the reader (all of which you could get from a 20 min scan of “motivational quotes” on Pinterest). Rachel REALLY wants you to know how fantastic and accomplished she is....wait, did you actually grasp how much she has achieved? Don’t worry...she’ll tell you a hundred different ways in this book. Plus, there is SO much God/Faith/“I’m a good Christian” mumbo jumbo that it just comes off dis-genuine, preachy and un-relatable. This former preacher’s daughter really wants to sell you herself...and some heavy handed Christian values, y’all!

630 of 710 people found this review helpful

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  • Jessica Riggs
  • 2018-03-29

It was ok.

Interesting stories but nothing new. Your typical Christian girl trying to be hip and relevant. Lots of “sweet friends” and “sisters”. Similar to Emily Ley. Predictable message. Was hoping for a little more practical instructions as to how to become who you’re meant to be.

187 of 211 people found this review helpful

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  • Liz F
  • 2018-06-01

heavy Christian undertones

Prior to pruchasing, I didnt realize the book would be religious-ish. Okay, easy y'all -- No problems with this!

Just an FYI

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  • Katie Sesti
  • 2018-08-24

religious humblebraggert!

This book was only alright. Not as good as all my friends recommendations made it out to be. She humble brags a lot as if I'm supposed to know who she is. All the religious commentary turned me off too.

36 of 40 people found this review helpful

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  • Kara F. Poorbaugh
  • 2018-07-31

cliche, annoying, awful.

couldn't finish it...kept trying based on the recommendations of others. I didnt find anything wise or remarkable in this writer's life or musings. not the right book for me-I couldn't be more opposite from her in every way. other people clearly like it.

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  • taylor
  • 2018-05-18

Some grade A WASPy writing here folks

if sharing struggles like: cavities, yelling at your kids, and eating too much is what you call raw vulnerability.... this book is for you

151 of 172 people found this review helpful