Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face

Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

“Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.”

Rachel Hollis is one of my favorite writers. Her style is very cool and laid back.
Listening to her feels almost as if she’s sitting right next to you telling you the story. For that alone, I prefer to listen to her books on Audible while I drive to clients rather than read her actual book but that’s just me. It’s like a conversation with your bestie. If Girl, Wash Your Face were a conversation, it might go something like this…

Listen, Rachel… peeing your pants on the trampoline after giving birth to your third and final baby a few years prior is NOT normal. Please don’t tell your readers that it is normal because it is NOT. 

So now just because something is common, doesn’t mean it’s normal and should not be addressed because there’s a lot you can do about peeing your pants on a trampoline. Let’s talk… schedule that complimentary consultation with me and we will get to work on your pelvic floor right away!

Rachel, Oh my gosh I can’t with the story of how you met your first love and he crushed you. I’m crying… no, you’re crying! Tell me more… 

Rachel would tell you all about how she found empowerment through heartbreak. It’s so good. That’s all I can say without giving it away. In fact, the all of Rachel’s stories are so good!

Wait, you believe that you have to interrupt cuddle time with Dave to pee after sex to avoid a UTI? Who the hell told you that? Girlfriend, that’s an old school myth! Get all the cuddle time with Dave that you can because you have 4 children and you know how hard it is to just pee without 8 eyes looking at you! 

This book is about a bunch of hurtful lies (including those about your pelvic floor) that we tell ourselves all the time. While there are a lot of great quotes that are Insta-worthy, there’s only one truth in the book according to Hollis, “You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are. That’s the takeaway”. Hollis believes (and I agree) that we must destroy the lies we tell ourselves every damned day, especially as mothers.

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