{book report} girl, wash your face

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

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 (5/5)

“With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.”

“Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.”


I’ve followed Rachel’s work for sometime now so I knew this book was coming out. I’ve always liked the content that she put out and knew I wanted to read her new book.

This is one of those books that made me think about my life and the things I do every day. I found this as a highly entertaining read, yet there were some uncomfortable chapters. She sounds like an older sister I never had, giving me tough love while also making me laugh.

The book is broken into chapters by lie,  as in the lies we believe in about ourselves. The format is easy to read in bits and pieces, if that’s all you have time for. I think it’s a powerful read and I would recommend it to my girlfriends. She talks about the struggles women face daily and the steps we can take to make a positive, lasting difference. I appreciate her sharing her personal stories, which at times were tough to read.

Her message of self worth, power, and strength gave me inspiration and this book will be one I’ll be returning to repeatedly.

I bought this book (which is rare these days because I always get library books) and I’m excited to re-read it in the future. She continues to inspire me.

Favorite Quotes:

“Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.”

“Know this one great truth: you are in control of your own life. You get one and only one chance to live, and life is passing you by. Stop beating yourself up, and dang it, stop letting others ndo it too. Stop accepting less than you deserve. Stop buying things you can’t afford to impress people you don’t even really like. Stop eating your feelings instead of working through them. Stop buying your kids’ love with food, or toys, or friendship because it’s easier than parenting. Stop abusing your body and your mind. Stop! Just get off the never-ending track.”

“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.”

“Your dream is worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.”

“Nothing that lasts is accomplished quickly. Nobody’s entire legacy is based on a single moment, but rather the collection of one’s experiences. If you’re lucky, your legacy will be a lifetime in the making.”

“You must choose to be happy, grateful, and fulfilled. If you make that choice every single day, regardless of where you are or what’s happening, you will be happy.”

“What if the hard stuff, the amazing stuff, the love, the joy, the hope, the fear, the weird stuff, the funny stuff, the stuff that takes you so low you’re lying on the floor crying and thinking, How did I get here? . . . What if none of it is happening to you? What if all of it is happening for you?”

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