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Girl, Wash Your Face
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be | Rachel Hollis
With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have. Founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice. Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward. From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms,” Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.
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brilremy
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Honestly, jumping in to a book about self improvement and basically becoming the best you, I was pretty skeptical. I figured I would be bored or just laugh at the motivational speaker.
I was so wrong. This book was truly inspiring and really made me look deep within myself. I‘m not usually huge on audiobooks but having been so busy and having a one year old as well, audiobooks have become so helpful for getting a good book in.

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MallloCup
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Amazing weekend weather (so far) to visit and read!

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sailu112
Bailedbailed

May be it works for people with kids or may be someone in a similar phase like the author. I couldn't relate to it.

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TheDaysGoBy
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1. I work in the Finance department for a health insurer. Not exactly a great place for book recs 😂
2. Yes
3. The last one I read was Girl, Wash Your Face. Not sure it taught me anything new, but definitely needed reminding about getting stress under control
4. I actually have one right now. I started Lolita 2 years ago and…😳 I‘d still like to finish but man that‘s a slow go for me

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs #1 😊 Thanks for joining in ❣️ 1mo
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thricerenewed
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This was a book club read. Not my favorite. The first two chapters were ok, but that was about it. Halfway through the book the Christian vibe got stronger. It read like a very long blog post, which made sense after learning that‘s the author‘s job. Most of the chapters were like reading the blog before the recipe - get to the punchline. I wanted to give it a so-so because it definitely could have been worse, but it just wasn‘t applicable to me.

thricerenewed I‘m keep thinking more about why I didn‘t like this book. And I‘m disliking it more the longer I‘m away from it. Sure I generally don‘t care for Christian commentary, but hers felt particularly put on. I read books intro to acknowledgements and this is the first book (or one of very few since I can‘t recall others) that had Christian themes and yet God wasn‘t thanked in the acknowledgements. It felt written by a persona and instead of a person. (edited) 1mo
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Madelpadel
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Although Hollis is fun, relatable, and upbeat, I didn‘t find anything in her book I can‘t find from online inspirational posts. And I found it hard to relate to her chapters on children or her reliance on religion. Unfortunately I think Hollis‘ privilege shows in the pages and her stories, and despite her great advice, I think it‘d have more affect when it isn‘t in response to barely peeing your pants in front of your young sons.

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QuoteQueen
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4.5/5💚

I bought this book on Tues & finished it Sat. It‘s an easy read with both humor and honest stories of embarrassing & difficult moments in life. This book examines some of the lies women believe and how the author discovered them & got through them. At times some of what she wrote about made me think of #Stoicism & I wondered if maybe she is a congenital #Stoic. I participated enjoyed the honesty & advice in the book.

#therapistbooks

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Kaila-ann
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This knocks out the shiny cover prompt. #mayscavengerhunt #maymadness

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Kaila-ann
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Pickpick

Nothing earth shattering in the book but it never hurts to get a friendly, upbeat reminder that it‘s ok to take care of yourself and that we‘re all in this together.

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Kaila-ann
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Each chapter is labeled with a lie that the author has believed and then the chapter goes on to explain how she moved passed it. While most of the advice and stories in this book have been fairly common sense, I think that it‘s good to be reminded of the small steps that we sometimes forget in the grand scheme of life. This chapter tho, hits home and I think it may be one of my biggest struggles personally.

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Kaila-ann
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Picked up my #libraryhold today. It‘s a short book so I should be able to breeze through it - I should probably work on clearing my shelves a bit 🤔🤣.

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QuoteQueen
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Reading this for a #therapist book club!

#therapistbooks

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Jsara5761
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Thanks to @sudi for tagging me! 😊
#bookishquestions @Clwojick
1. Sci-Fi, Mystery, & Fantasy
2. Non Fiction - Historical Fiction
3. Romance
4. Accurate Historical Fiction
5. The Angel Of Mercy Series by Al Lacy (I‘m surprised I actually liked a romance series 😂)
6. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (but I‘m going to give it another go!)
7. ⤵️
@a_bit_bookish
@cairethescary
@Mr.Labu
@BookLover_25
@OatmealSlip
@rabz_j
@Waddy
@ValentinaCano

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sudi
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Thank you for tagging me @DaveGreen7777 😊🤗
#bookishquestions @Clwojick
1. Non Fiction, Mystery/Thriller and Fantasy(if it's good)
2. I try and read across all genres, so i'd say i've covered most of them
3. Romance, i'm very cynical when it comes to romance
4. Can't think of one
5. I somewhat enjoyed Me Before You, only because of Louisa. The rest of it wasn't great.
6. The tagged one, it was bad 😑
7. 👇

Ericalambbrown Completely agree on your tagged book. It‘s the only book on which I‘ve bailed in recent memory. I skimmed to see if it got better and just kept thinking “No. Just no. And that‘s a hell no! “ 2mo
sudi @Ericalambbrown i picked it because of so many five star ratings on goodreads, so i kept reading thinking it would get better, but it only ended up getting worse 😕 2mo
SuhaniKayal Thanks for the tag!! @sudi 🙂 2mo
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Paula3
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I love listening to books narrated by the author. This one was a win for me ☆☆☆☆☆. I didn't know who Rachel Hollis was before this book, but man I'd sure like to hang out with her.

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Llanphear
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This book was exactly what I needed. I listened to this book on audible and she was a great narrator. You can definitely tell she is a wonderful public speaker. It‘s a wonderful read if you are young mother, growing a new business, or just need a little motivation in your life. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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AndreaLove
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hjreviews
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Mehso-so

⭐️2/5
Not any different than any other self help book. Same messages, same “despite how perfect I look I‘m just like you” rants. One of my dislikes may be due to the differences in who we are as people. She‘s religious and a mother and a small business owner, and I‘m none of those things and I don‘t want to be.

SW-T Good review. Great that you reviewed the book, but also why you didn‘t like it. Helpful for folks who are on the fence about reading it. 2mo
Emilymdxn I have issues with Rachel Hollis myself and it‘s great to see someone agreeing with me! 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks I was thinking of reading this but I won‘t. Your review helped me, thank you! 2mo
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hjreviews
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Book might not be my favorite, but not a bad way to end a day

Erofan 😻😻😻 2mo
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hjreviews
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Henry James is a little ashamed. I caught him trying to eat the book… again 🙄
#catsoflitsy

BookNAround Ozzie the Rotten does this sometimes too. Not exactly what I meant by devouring books. 😉 (edited) 2mo
DGRachel I ❤️ his name! 2mo
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hjreviews
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“You are more than you have become.”

Surprisingly find this reaching out to me.

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hjreviews
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He‘s not much of a cuddler, but he sure loves my reading days 😊#catsoflitsy

Erofan 😻 2mo
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hjreviews
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Per a coworker recommendation, I‘m starting this today while bed bound. Let‘s see how it goes. The mixed reviews have me nervous

Lea Did you see the plagiarism claims about her work? 🤭 2mo
hjreviews @Lea what?!?! No. Honestly, I haven‘t been following this book or author at all. My coworker just knew I loved reading and gave me her copy… is it bad that knowing this makes me want to read it more? 😬🙈 2mo
Lea Hahaha nope! Enjoy it. I just saw it in a book riot email and then googled because I am shamelessly attracted to book drama. 2mo
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Clwojick
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When your friend emails you a copy of a book you‘ve been meaning to read. 🥰👏🏻📚

Impromptu Book Club!!!

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JoyBlue
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Bailedbailed

I started and bailed on this on the plane home last night. I can't believe I wasted a precious Overdrive hold slot on this for months! Ugh!

BlameJennyJane I despise it too! 3mo
Erinreadsthebooks Same here. I think it was barely a pick for me right after I finished it, but as more time passed I despised it more and more. Now every time I pour my wine, I think of Rachel Hollis 😜😁 3mo
nelehelen Uh oh! My friend just bought me this.. i was hoping it‘d be goooood 3mo
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LoverofLit One of my most scathing reviews I ever wrote was for this awful book! 3mo
JoyBlue @Erinreadsthebooks I‘m sorry that‘s happened to you. At least you have wine. 😜😂 2mo
JoyBlue @nelehelen Well, you know, different strokes for different folks. I always hope that people will enjoy their reading! 🙂 2mo
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samjmitchell
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My white privilege shines through sometimes and this book comforted me that raising a new generation will make a difference. While this book dealt with ideas that weren‘t relevant to me (motherhood, certain ideas of religion), it never felt like she was pushing her view. She ties it up with the “Lie : I need a hero”. So many times I rely on others to change my life. The truth is, I can do it myself and need to prioritize that above anything else.

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sudi
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1. Taurus ♉
2. I was checking my google fit stats today and i've managed to workout everyday in the month of March with a few cheat days, but i still made it.
3. Tagged
4. I recently purchased some ebooks, i will spend most of saturday reading them.
5. 💜
#Friyayintro @howjessreads

bullbunny Woot Taurus!! 3mo
sudi @Bookjunkie57 yay! 🙌 3mo
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peacegypsy
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So I‘m doing this, and I‘m not sure how I feel about it. A co-worker called it a must-read, so I‘m giving it a chance. I have to add that my co-workers aren‘t book savvy, so there‘s that. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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sudi
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Bailedbailed

I bought this book after seeing it many times on my Litsy feed. Sadly, the book failed to capture my interest. This book is made for a certain demographic and it seems to have worked well for them but i couldn't relate to the content at all. The writing wasn't too great either, most it is just basic advice adults all over the world already know 😒. Overall, this was a waste of time and money

my.books.in.squares I DNF too. Felt exactly the same. 3mo
sudi @my.books.in.squares glad someone feels the same way. I kept coming across the book on instagram too and thought it would be good but what a dissapointment. 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I won‘t even attempt her book. Rachel Hollis is hugely popular amongst the other moms that live in my neighborhood, but it‘s really not for me. She strikes me a quite shallow and unaware of her own privilege. (edited) 3mo
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RvnclawWhovian I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who doesn‘t think Rachel Hollis is a genius. So many things I could say but I‘ll just leave it at the fact that I read the first four chapters and immediately went out and donated it to one of our neighborhood free library stands because nobody should have to spend money on that book. 3mo
sudi @4thhouseontheleft you're not missing anything at all. Basically she keeps telling people to take control, seems easier to say when your life isn't constantly affected by the corruption in your country or not having the finances to just go out and start a business when you have the responsibilty of your family too. She is definitely unaware of her own privilege. 3mo
sudi @RvnclawWhovian i'd say that's the best move regarding this book 😂. You just saved someone's money and time 🙌 3mo
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fictionaltiff
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Mehso-so

Overall, the encouraging message of Girl, Wash Your Face was great. But I felt like I could‘ve read an encouraging blog page and called it a day. Hollis covers a wide array of topics without sinking deep into any of the issues. I loved her transparency, but needed more.
I did love the book club discussion this generated, but am I excited about this book, would I read it again, or recommend it for other bookworms to read? Nah. Pass. 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

alexandra.anttt Absolutely agree 👏🏻 3mo
fictionaltiff @alexandra.anttt it‘s nice to know people agree with me after so many went crazy over this one! 3mo
monalyisha Fun photo! 😁🙌🏻 2mo
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WolfGirl16
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My first gift exchange was a great experience. I look forward to using all my new gifts.

bullbunny I am so glad you like everything! I don't see the cups did they make it??? Or the thing I crocheted is it awful? Sorry for litsy stalking you, it is what I do.. I worry about the gifts I send... 😅 3mo
WolfGirl16 Everything was great. That‘s so much 3mo
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fictionaltiff
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Slow down your yes. Only commit to things you know you can accomplish because they‘re incredibly important to you.

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alexandra.anttt
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Panpan

I was quite excited for this one and actually purchased it on Amazon, but, I repeat, don't waste your time on this one. It is extremely basic advice that we already know from common sense. I wanted to get through this book so the only time I read it was during my 30 min lunch breaks and even that was painful. Maybe I don't get her humor or vibe, but this book was a flat out WASTE. Any thoughts from people that loved or hated it? What am I missing?

vkois88 I'd honestly never heard of her until this book showed up all over all of my feeds, both here and on IG... I still haven't picked it up, and idk that I ever will. Even the blurb just doesn't sound enjoyable. I see she has a new one out too. 3mo
thebluestocking I DNFed this. I couldn‘t connect with her at all. 3mo
alexandra.anttt @vkois88 For the amount of attention that it has received, it is definitely not worth the hype. I'm not the target audience for it maybe as there were a lot of chapters on motherhood, but I also felt like it was very basic. There were no new ideas or breakthrough ground. It's meh, I had to flip through a few pages without even reading them. 3mo
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alexandra.anttt @thebluestocking I agree, maybe I'm not the target audience but still, just had to push myself to really finish it. 3mo
JoyBlue I‘m so glad I saw this post. This book has been hogging up a precious Overdrive hold spot for months. I think I‘ll cut it loose for something more promising. 3mo
alexandra.anttt @JoyBlue I don't blame you, this one is not worth it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
janerzy I thought it was meh too. Very common sense... 3mo
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MeganAnnabell
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Literally everyone on my Instagram has been reading this book. It was pretty motivational even though it was definitely geared more towards married mothers.

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suvata
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Pickpick

I‘m not really into “self help“ books but this one was pretty good. If you like these kind of books, this would definitely be a good one to read.

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haileyerinn
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"Comparison is the death of joy"

I'm writing a journal entry for each chapter. Each chapter she writes about a different lie that we (or society) tells us

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suvata
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Erofan Truth 👍 3mo
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MeganAnnabell
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I‘ve seen this one EVERYWHERE! Finally getting around to reading this one. I feel like I‘m the only female in my hometown that hasn‘t read it yet.

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Carolineinon
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Very inspiring. Didn‘t find it very appropriate for younger girls though unless they skip some parts.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 3mo
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chyepanda
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I chose this as my first audio book in years. I found it to be both entertaining and educational. Rachel does a fantastic job of firing you up and making you believe your life can be better. I will definitely be picking up her next book. #lifechanges #goalplanning #lovedit

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TheDaysGoBy
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This was mostly a work listen but finished it up at home. Overall, I enjoyed it and felt she gave some good advice. Her reading the book really added to the “you got this” attitude. I didn‘t know anything about her prior to this - only that my sister recommended it to me, and she‘s not a reader. She did pick a good one, and I think I did need to hear some of what the author said.

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MelissaSue81
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1. Library. I NEVER buy new books.
2. I had a good little shopping trip with my 10 y/o last night
3. A Man Called Ove
4. Girl wash your face was way overrated.
5. I don‘t know who they are.. but I‘ll tag them in the comments #wondrouswednesday

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KaylaD
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Starting this gem!!!

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PrincessHeidiii
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I know a lot of people didn‘t like this book, i however did like it, I began and finished it today

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Tykiaisbooked
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I was able to pull great motivational nuggets from this book. If you need a pick me up or just want to here some positivity, pick up this book.

Louise Hi, Tykia! Welcome to our bookish community! You will find lots of great people here, and your TBR list will grow exponentially! 4mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!💜💙♥️💙💜 4mo
Tykiaisbooked Thanks everyone! 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 4mo
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danialliroy
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This one I didn‘t completely relate to every chapter, but I did relate to her outlook on life and loved her writing style. This is one I could pick up in 5 years and still get something out of.