“I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.”
Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
I’m gonna go to get the money and I’ll give you a call. I’m not gonna wanna be a long day and I’m gonna go back to the day you are in a good mood for a good night. I miss you bae so much I wanna run back to Daytona Beach55
Very repetitive. Boring. Not sure why this became a bestseller.15
... feels like a marketing seminar I have to pay to attend. Like the marriage seminars she and her husband put on for $$$& and then announce they are divorcing??!! No thx. Pass.15
Coming into this, I was literally at my lowest point. I was on disability for depression and anxiety. I was working with a team of people trying to get me back to my best using typical psychological approaches. And while that has helped me some, reading this book gave me the motivation I needed to shake off the cobwebs and start believing in myself again. Rachel Hollis has a way of establishing and resurrecting the core of who we are. The excuses that prevent us from living through our own excitement and the behaviors that stop us from taking on our true purposes are laid out in this book. Do yourself a favor and give it a read! I went from crippling depression to mounting revelation after revelation and I haven’t felt this good in a long time. Now don’t get me wrong, this book is no substitute for therapy, but a dive into developing yourself outside of the constraints of societal and personal pressures. Again, definitely worth the read!55
After reading this, I do feel uplifted...but it took me two months to get through the whole thing. Part of my issue in completing this book was due to how redundant it felt (reputation within this book as well as similar info and stories to Girl, Wash Your Face). I’d rather have more substance than stories of the people observed at a coffee shop or at a hipster communal table—I get it, we all can be distracted. I’m also tempted to go back search how many times the deadlines were mentioned or the word count... it felt like a lot of filler since there wasn’t enough substance. I did enjoy some of the ideas for goal setting and have started to implement a few of the practices myself. 3 stars as not perfect for me rather “just OK.” Side note, when my book club read this only one person in the whole group was able to finish it (and she said it was only because she listened to rather than read it).35
Inspiring and motivational. Love this.55
This page turner is full of life! Rachel Hollis has the power to grasp your attention and truly make you believe that you are more than what you think you are. This book will help you find the motivation to work towards a better you and when you feel like doubting yourself, there is a chapter for that! I love this book and highly recommend it to everyone!55
I’m midway through the book and it is just SO painful to read. I get that it’s book based on her experiences, but geezus, so much of the book is just her bragging about herself. And it just made me eye roll so much every single time she just went on and on and bragged about herself. Not helpful at all. And a lot of these, “tips” are things people already know & are aware of, they’re just not putting it to practice. It got real tiring when she would begin sentences with “Friend,” over and over again.... please just stop. What a waste of my time. Could’ve spent it reading another book... 🙄15
No original ideas and poorly written. Painful and couldn’t finish it.15
So inspiring! Really a down to earth read. Cannot wait to read more books wrote by her!55