Exciting News: I’ve decided to have a “Book of the Week” Club here on my blog. I just want to say that these are my opinions (not paid for) and the book selection might not be your cup of tea. Everyone is so different on what they like to read but I hope you enjoy my reviews and maybe find a favorite new book!
To start this new addition to my blog, I’ve chosen “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis. If you talk to any of my friends and family, they would tell you that I’m in love with this book! I hadn’t heard of it till my best friend, Donna, was reading it and came across a section of the book about being a workaholic. Donna called me, read me the particular passage and I had tears in my eyes. It was describing me almost perfectly and afterwards had me thinking about what my doctors had been telling me for the last 8 months: slow down and take time off, which is so hard for me.
So I got the book and read it. And you know what? I finished it in a day and a half! I was riveted because even though the author, Rachel Hollis, is 20 years younger than me, I could relate in some fashion to every chapter of the book. Rachel uses each chapter to describe a “Lie” she used to believe. I could look back in my past and see bits of myself in Rachel’s words. Definitely not the same circumstances as Rachel had experienced but my experiences were close to what Rachel felt and what she did to overcome them.
I recommend the book whole-heartedly! I’ve given away many copies as gifts with many people coming back to tell me “Thank You”. I’ve suggested it to many women also with many letting me know it was just what they needed to read.
If you decide to read “Girl, Wash Your Face”, you have to be prepared. Rachel tells it like it is. She doesn’t sugarcoat anything. She gets real with her feelings and how she overcame many issues in her life, some which were devastating. I heard her say this one day on her podcast and I feel like she is the same way in this book: “I’m not your cheerleader – I’m your coach.”
If you haven’t read her book, I encourage you to give it a try. If you’ve already read it, let me know your thoughts – positive or negative. I like a good book discussion!