Listen free for 30 days

Audible Membership

$14.95 a month

1 credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
The Plus Catalogue—listen all you want to thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks.
$14.95 a month plus applicable taxes after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $38.59

Buy Now for $38.59

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Number one New York Times best seller - more than three million copies sold.

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.

If you have ever said any of these things to yourself...something else will make me happy; I’m not a good mom; I will never get past this; I am defined by my weight; I should be further along by now...then you could benefit from the unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity Rachel Hollis has in store for you. In this challenging but conversational audiobook, 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.

Rachel is real and talks about real issues. More than that, she 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. Because you really can live with passion and hustle - and give yourself grace without giving up. 

©2018 Rachel Hollis (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

Editorial Review

Part-biography, part-inspirational self-help guide, Rachel Hollis’s breakout success Girl, Wash Your Face delivers an honest and authentic take on everything from relationships to weight loss.

We lie to ourselves every day. We tell ourselves that we should be doing better–in our relationships, for our families, at work, and with our own health and weight. With raw honesty, a dash of humour, and the occasional story that will make you cry, Rachel Hollis smashes those beliefs and uncovers them for what they are: nothing but lies. This audiobook delves into Hollis’s own struggles, creating a refreshing, uplifting, and overwhelmingly inspiring tale filled with common sense advice and relatable examples of how we can all get more enjoyment and fulfillment from life.

Rachel narrates her own audiobook for Girl, Wash Your Face. Her voice is energetic, emphatic, and coloured with her own experiences and discoveries. This is a powerful personal development guide disguised as an easy-listening memoir that offers something for women of all ages and life stages. Rachel’s chapters on the challenges of motherhood will especially resonate with new and overwhelmed moms.

Rachel Hollis is the CEO of media company Chic Media and the founder of TheChicSite.com. Girl, Wash Your Face has sold several million copies and was a New York Times best seller for 85 weeks. It was followed by Girl, Stop Apologizing and Didn’t See That Coming, both of which are now available on Audible.

What listeners say about Girl, Wash Your Face

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    2,002
  • 4 Stars
    383
  • 3 Stars
    172
  • 2 Stars
    89
  • 1 Stars
    147
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,830
  • 4 Stars
    284
  • 3 Stars
    119
  • 2 Stars
    48
  • 1 Stars
    109
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,712
  • 4 Stars
    321
  • 3 Stars
    144
  • 2 Stars
    73
  • 1 Stars
    145

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

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

202 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Difficult to relate to.

Struggled to finish the book. Her story is difficult to relate to for me. At times felt too fairytale-ish. I enjoy the way she writes and tells her story but wasnt a book for me. As she says many editors told her, her book is "too sweet" and really doesnt relate to my life.

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Good for Christian Mothers

Had some good tips and stories, but not really that helpful if you're not a mother or inspired by monetary gains. Found it hard to relate to and listen to, as it seemed a bit repetitive.

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

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.

73 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

I fell for the hype

I bought this because of so many positive reviews but after listening to 5 chapters I had to return it. Everything I heard was really basic - things you’ve probably heard countless times in your life. I really didn’t enjoy the narration or find the author’s antidotes relatable or funny even though it was so clearly trying to be both of those things. I would recommend You Are A Badass instead.

18 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

High hopes came crumbling down

I returned after listening to 2 hours, I don't find constant self-depreciating narrative to be empowering in the least, and I felt like the 2 hours I listened were focused on trying to convince me of how 'normal' the author is, through self-depreciating stories. I like when people can laugh at themselves sure enough, but this vibe of this was not resonating with me in the least.

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Rachel Hollis is nauseating.

Her brand reeks of wealthy white privilege. I cannot stomach this content. Come on back down here to the real world, Hollis.

72 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

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

35 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

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.
#Audible1

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Can't Finish

I want to like it, but can't handle listen to someone non-stop bragging about how amazing they are at life.

8 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Jamie
  • 2019-06-13

Glad to see I wasn't alone

I kept seeing this book in a bunch of my friend's insta stories about how it was so great and "life changing". I just kept thinking, wow, what did I miss with this? But reading more of the reviews on here I see that I wasn't alone in thinking she was humble bragging and that she over simplified everything. As if "just get up and do it" attitude is all people with problems are missing in their life. Also, I found that she contradicted herself several times. This isn't always uncommon in self help or self growth books, but usually its between chapters or sections in book, where in this book one paragraph would strongly contradict the paragraph just previous.

I never write reviews, but this book was pretty terrible. I don't think I have ever read a book that was so hyped up, and missed the mark by so far.

215 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • HGP
  • 2019-05-10

Why is this so popular?

Rachel Hollis... privileged and judgmental. I'm a thin gal but I was bothered by the fat shaming in this book. The author seems blissfully unaware of her own privilege and displays so much smugness it's nauseating. I couldn't finish the book, it was just too much blech.

182 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • annmomof5
  • 2019-05-09

Waste of time

I hated this so much. I forced myself to listen to the whole thing. I wished I wouldn’t have. I can’t relate at all. She goes on about peeing her pants while jumping on a trampoline or shaving her toes as confessions of horror. She sounds like a privileged arrogant women offering fake help.

141 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Kathryne
  • 2019-05-01

Unbelievably self-indulgent

The narcissism radiating from this book is almost laughably unbelievable. There are some good principles, but how they are presented is almost comically terrible. This woman is REALLY into herself. I can’t believe I listened to this dumpster fire.

121 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • C Morgan
  • 2019-03-15

self obsessed

she is completely self absorbed..i will never understand how someone can be so obsessed with themselves.

101 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-28

Basic Humble Brag Book

I like to stick with books that I walk away from with some sort of new knowledge or a motivated feeling - this book went popular quick so I decided to take a chance, at the end of the read I was very disappointed. Full of Pinterest deep quotes and humble brags. Wouldn’t recommend in a million years, even for other books of its level.

97 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-05

It’s typical of any Rachel Hollis

Was hoping for more from Ms. Hollis but again she disappointed with her regurgitated quotes and ideas from other people and her simplified “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” “just do it” ideology that only speaks to her white privilege and a closed-eyed perspective of the experiences other people live. She is great for a MLM company (and probably pumps people up which boosts sales and profits!) which is why her speaking fee is more than Michelle Obama. Not worth the time or money!

55 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Tara DiNello
  • 2020-02-04

Copycat

Nothing new. Plagiarized. Not recommended. Rachel Hollis is a scam artist who found a way to get rich quick

42 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Maggie Keller
  • 2020-02-04

So basic.

This book is the reason why I dislike so many people - because something like this is so vastly popular and well liked. It truly is such mediocre advice. People will just cling to anything and anyone these days. I'm so annoyed that I wasted 7 hrs of my life listening to this. #notsorry

30 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • EL
  • 2019-01-20

Uninspiring

What exactly are her struggles?? I fail to see what life events she endured with a husband by her side and being blessed with children of her own. This woman has no clue how cruel life can really be. She sounded like a spoiled brat the whole time. Listened to an hours worth and shut it off!!

77 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Fabio Lunardi
  • 2019-03-04

Too much religious reference

I liked the candour, couldn't stand the scripture. There were far too many religious references for this atheist.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lena
  • 2019-07-10

Mum wash your face

There are too many different problems that are listed that one person cannot possibly relate to! Eating disorder, alcoholism, body image, childhood trauma of loosing someone, having children, adoption... too many things in one book. Would have been better to diversify and make at least 2 out of one. It’s not very relatable. I did not enjoy listening to it very much. The authors performance gets better towards the end of the book. To conclude, I would not recommend buying this book for self help. There are so many other that are better written.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonyme
  • 2021-03-26

AUTHENTIC, RELEVANT, AND HELPFUL

Love it!!! Thank you Rachel. Going to relisten for sure! So many of the chapters speak to me and my circumstances, past or present. can't wait to recommend this to others!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2020-05-10

I truly loved this book. I found it honest, and i

I truly loved this book. I found it honest open and above all motivating and inspring. I definitely recommend it.