“Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis is a book about the lies we believe and how to stop believing them in order to live your most full life. Rachel owns an event planning company in LA as well as runs a lifestyle blog. She uses her own experience growing up to explore the lies we are told by our parents, friends, society, media. Her influence primarily comes from interaction with her blog and social media followers to expose what real life is like without the curated stuff.
“It also might be helpful to remember that someone else is praying to have the kind of chaos you’re currently crying about. What I mean is, the things you think are so difficult could be someone else’s dream come true.”
Each chapter is titled with a lie, explored through Rachel’s life and lens, and ends with what has helped her overcome and shed that lie. She comes from a Christian perspective so if that is your jam, this will resonate with you.
Overall, it’s a cute, easy to read book. I did not love the book as I feel I’ve heard a lot of the same things before in other books with more research behind it. I think the book is probably fairly popular with her social media followers. Hollis tries to make herself relatable, but in some ways, she is hard to connect with for the regular person, as she leads a life very different than most of us. I did appreciate some of her messages, her approach and her vulnerability.
Read this book if:
- You are a woman looking for empowerment
Hollis, R. (2018). Girl, wash your face. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio.