I ended up with this book in my hands by a co-worker. Somehow we got on the topic of vacation and how it’d be nice to just lay in the sun with a good book and then she mentioned Rachel Hollis – Girl, Wash Your Face. She talked of how this book was an easy read and brought it in for me to borrow. That weekend I was by the pool.
I’m going to make this quick because honestly, this book didn’t give me anything new that I didn’t already know.
It is one of those books that you could easily skim through and get the point of what she was saying rather fast. I consider this book to be a beginners guide to motivation. It’s good for someone who has never read a single quote or book on how to believe in yourself. Everything mentioned in this book I have heard before in different forms (did I already say that one time already?). Yes, she had some funny stories to make a connection but nothing that really brought it home for me.
When I first started reading the book I found myself taking note of a few things however, I quickly found that these notes were simply good IG quotes.
A few of the chapters I skipped because they were phases in life I could not relate to such as marriage, kids, and maybe one other.
I know it sounds like I didn’t enjoy the book and that’s not 100% true. This book is for women who need a push to be reminded about their strengths, talents, gifts, skills, and abilities to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. It’s a book for young women starting out in the world and being able to take a few notes from someone else experience. Or maybe even for older women who have not yet found their calling, self-confidence, self -worth or self-esteem. In the same thought, I would also say take things that she is saying with a grain of salt. There are some experiences she went through I feel she praised as being worth it because it ended the way she wanted or in a way that didn’t make her seem as though she valued herself as less than.
Would I recommend the book? Hmmmm it’s really hard to say. I’d say pick it up if you have the chance but don’t run out and get it unless you are in search of a new self-help book.
If I had to rate it… 3 out of 5 stars. I think mainly because I don’t do a lot of self-help books and so I had high expectations for this book because I hear people talk about how powerful and moving self-help books are.
What are some self-help books that you recommend?
What do you think?