Not a mom? Doesn't matter. If you're a woman, then Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis still needs to be on your to-read list.
Sure, it would make a great Mother's Day gift. (Hollis is the mom of four kids and there are chapters in this book about lies that moms tell themselves.) But it would also be a great gift for a soon-to-be female college or high school grad. It would be a great gift for an aunt, a best female friend, or a grandmother. Hey, it's never to late to embrace who you were meant to be!
And, of course, it would be an ideal book club book!
Basically, Hollis takes readers through 20 lies that women often tell themselves. You know, ones like how we're defined by our weight, everybody else has it all together, and we'll never be able to get past the hard stuff in our lives. But those are LIES. And with some helpful tips from Hollis, tips that she used to overcome her belief in these lies, you can overcome your belief in these lies, too.
I dog-eared a couple pages in this book and hope to come back to it from time to time when I need a reminder. It's a cold-hard-truth kind of book, so if you don't think you're ready to hear someone tell it to you straight, then maybe this book isn't for you. But as Hollis tackles in the chapter on honesty, you've gotta be honest and live your truths. Wherever you are right now in your life, have your good hard cry, but then pick yourself up, wash your face, and get out there and face your life! Take charge of your life so you can live it!
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