I’ve just powered through both of Rachel Hollis’ self-development books, and I am shook! I was tempted to combine the two into one review, but I couldn’t do Rach that disservice, so let’s start at the beginning.
If you had asked me at the beginning of the year who Rachel Hollis was, I’d have glazed right over. I only learned about the Rise Podcast and Chic Site mogul from a Lori Harder podcast I had playing in the car while stuck on William Nicol one Monday morning.
Now, you should know that Rachel Hollis is pretty religious. You should also know that Cashé is not religious at all and tends to shy away from religious literature but that’s a story for a different day.
But guys, I loved this book. It is really the kind of book that you either love or hate and I’m of the love variety. Rachel is the cheerleader that really fires you up, she’s the coach that shouts at you to keep pushing and the girlfriend you want in your corner when a vent and wine spritzers are the order of the day. I really understand and relate to her message, even if I couldn’t quite get behind the religious narrative.
Girl, Wash Your Face is nothing new by way of content, but the delivery is spectacular. I love how easily Rachel’s writing flows and how effortlessly funny she is. It is a modern mom’s guide to letting go of the lies we’re told and tell ourselves every day. I powered through the book in a few days and found myself a little sad when it ended.
But, with the good comes the bad and there is a niggling chapter that I can’t quite get my head around.
Rachel talks openly about her sex life with her husband and that isn’t an issue at all for me. Truthfully, it’s quite refreshing for women to talk about enjoying sex for a change. What bugged me so very much was how laced with judgment the chapter was and based on her own religious beliefs. If there is one thing that I cannot deal with, it’s the judgment of others based on the beliefs you have.
Rachel Hollis poured her soul into this book and it shows. Anyone who starts a book with a story about peeing her pants is already a winner in my eyes. I definitely recommend this book to women who want to break free of the lies that keep us small (AKA all of you).
Just go into this book knowing that it might not be your cup of tea, but then again you might need a glass of wine instead.
Have you read Girl, Wash Your Face yet? What did you think about it? Leave your thoughts below.