Rachel Hollis’ Self-Help Sensation Offers Inspirational Start To New Year
With the start of the new year, and the ‘New Year, New Me’ mentality of January, our first book recommendation of 2019 is Rachel Hollis’ inspirational lifestyle how-to: Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be.
Since its release in February 2018, more than 2,000,000 copies have been sold, and it has received praise from none other than the charm of the South herself: Reese Witherspoon.
Girl, Wash Your Face is Hollis’ authentic personal account of womanhood, motherhood and wifehood. In the book, Hollis debunks 20 common “lies” that often disguise the joys of these stages of life, encouraging the reader to celebrate the grace and grit that accompany these stages. Hollis uses her faith to guide her approach to the culturally substantiated lies women face and replaces them with empowering, confidence-asserting, girl-power-esque truths.
Personal anecdotes fill the pages of Girl, Wash Your Face with undeniably relatable scenarios which, by power of example, are intended to inspire women to acknowledge similar instances in their own lives which burden them. These stories then help to determine how to take effective measures to ensure the reader can claim ownership of—rather than victimization by—their circumstances. Throughout the book, Hollis preaches that acknowledgment of the socially perpetuated expectations of women is the first crucial step in defining and embracing ownership of your identity.
Rather than a step-by-step guide on how women can augment their level of glam or popularity, Hollis celebrates daily joys that can be achieved simply by a change of perspective.