• 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
  • 5 out of 5 stars (189 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular Online personality and TheChicSite founder Rachel Hollis helps listeners break free from the lies keeping them from a joy-filled and exuberant life. By embracing their God-given talents and gifts, listeners are encouraged to become who they were made to be.

Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an Online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice. 

Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward. 

From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas, her Christian faith, and her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms”, Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals. 

©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

20 of 20 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.

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Great concept but...

It has a great message but it is a bit heavy with religions anecdotes. Just not my flavor.

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BUTTERFLIES ARE BEAUTIFUL!

This little anecdote about a caterpillar and a butterfly along with SO many more made his book such a joy to listen too! Rachel is also super quirky and fun and I loved hearing her!

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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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awesome read thanks

loved it. I really resonated with what you said! so honest and truefull. I have read it twice

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Life changing!

I can’t say enough about how relatable, engaging and inspiring Rachel is. Hearing her share her stories and wisdom is even better. This is my favourite book in a VERY long time. LS.

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Chapter 8<br />

Great performance from the author... I bought this book on a whim and loved it!!!! Have recommended it to many of my girlfriends.... And often find myself listening to chapter 8 several times each week.
Thank you Rachel... This book was a great treat during a difficult season in my own life

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I couldn't put it down!



I absolutely loved this book. I have listened to it a couple times now. so inspiring and real!
She did such an amazing job on this book. Many thanks to Rachel for sharing her life with us.
I have and will continue to reccomend this book to my friends and family!

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Raw and real.

I can’t even remember where I heard to read this book, I could have sworn someone posted on my Instagram feed about it but now it seems that is a dream but I’m happy it is a dream I had. This book was full of real content, raw emotion, and written exquisitely. Rachel’s vulnerability jumps off the pages and takes you through the feelings of heartbreak; from relationships, death, failure, and rejection and then brings you out the other side with hope, love, perseverance, and laughter and of course some tears along the way.

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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! ❤️

235 of 248 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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  • Christian
  • 2018-02-07

Life Changer

I started following Rachel about two years ago after the birth of my third child. But it was at the end of 2016 which had been a rather difficult year for me and my family but most particularly me as I was in a season of being lost.. I had lost sight of who I was. Who I was as a wife, a mother and most of all who I was to myself.. It was when I was in that season that Rachel started her new year do you morning live streams, and I happened to stumble across one as I sipped my morning coffee and scrolled through facebook as you do at 5 am (because my kids are 5 amers by nature but I however am not). That day sent me on a journey that has not been easy and not been graceful but a journey I needed. I don’t have anyone in my life to remind me. Remind me of who I am and what I’m good at, to hold up the mirror and say girl you’ve got this. So for me that’s who Rachel is and that is what this book is.. So if you don’t have anyone to hold up the mirror for you, to remind you, or to just say girl you got this or even if you do you should read this book!!

59 of 65 people found this review helpful

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  • 2018-02-20

This book woke me up!!

I cried through the 1/2 I wasn't laughing to!!
It made me get up!!
Take care of myself!!
It punched me in the face!
Write!!
Eat healthy!!
Wake up!!
It's everything!! It's life!! It's struggle !! It's healing!!
Thank you Rachel!! For telling the truth!!

47 of 52 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!

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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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-04-23

Kind of annoying..

Would you recommend Girl, Wash Your Face to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to someone who isn't looking for anything to deep. Some of the stories were entertaining and easy to relate to, but it lacked any real substance.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I found the narration to be irritating. Almost every statement ended with an upward inflection like she was asking a question.

Any additional comments?

I can see how some people might enjoy it, but it just wasn't for me.

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  • djoy
  • 2018-05-30

This book should be labeled as Religious Self Help

Rachel Hollis seems to be a very nice person. I have nothing against her or her religion but this book should be labeled as Religious Self Help. I am very careful to not choose titles that have a religious (particularly Christian) basis and the book's description lied to me. There were parts of this book that could be potentially damaging to women who believe in what the author teaches. For those who have been traumatized by a life of evangelical guilt, pain, and non-acceptance, this is not the book for you. PLEASE LABEL THIS BOOK BETTER! Put SOMETHING in the description that lets the reader know what they are getting into.

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  • Mippa
  • Austin, TX
  • 2018-03-01

Meant for white evangelical women

What disappointed you about Girl, Wash Your Face?

As a recovering former evangelical, the tone and message of this book sent me back to the days in college where my peers would talk down to me in that holier-than-thou sanctimonious way. It was triggering, to say the least.

Would you ever listen to anything by Rachel Hollis again?

Absolutely not. This was my first foray into her works and absolutely my last.

Any additional comments?

Marketed as a secular memoir, this is really a religious self-help book. Definitely not a one-size-fits-all piece.

205 of 241 people found this review helpful