I finally caved and read this super popular book, Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis. I’d been hearing about this book everywhere and decided I needed to see what all the hype was about. I suggested it as a possibility with my book club and, surprisingly, I got very negative feedback. “I don’t need to read another book with someone telling me how to live my life.” Huh. I wasn’t about to try and make anyone read something they didn’t want to read, so I just read it on my own. Actually, I listened to the audiobook, which was fantastic. It was read by the author and she was very entertaining!
Ok, I don’t think I can adequately describe how much I LOVED this book. There are so many truths in it that spoke right to my soul. Things I have struggled with throughout my life were brought to the forefront of my heart and mind and examined with tenderness and humor. We women tend to be hard on ourselves, trying to measure up to the world’s idea of perfection. I think Girl, Wash Your Face is the exact opposite of what that person in my book club thought. Instead of being a book that tells us what to do, it encourages us to love ourselves for who we are and to give ourselves a freaking break. Stop trying to live up to an impossible standard and embrace yourself and love your life. Probably different people will get different messages out of this book, but for me, the message was to be kind to yourself. You’ve got this.
Frankly, I could do with reading more books with messages like this.
Love yourself, love your family, work hard, and take charge of your destiny. You can do it.
5 out of 5 stars
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