GIRL, STOP APPOLOGIZING by Rachel Hollis
Updated: Apr 10
⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Mama Scale)
A quick-witted self-help book on achieving your goals.
Oh gosh, I have a lot of thoughts about this book. I want to like Rachel Hollis. She’s funny, practical, and easy to understand. She says it like it is and her books have the same effect on me that I expect her cited “pump up songs” do for her. She’s that locker room pep talk I never thought I needed ...
But, while I appreciate the “gung ho, go get em” attitude, I fundamentally disagree with the notion that we are meant to live a life of “hustle.” I heard this a long time ago and I believe this to my core: we are human beings, not human doings. I get that Hollis’ first book was intended to express the underlying lies that keep us from this understanding (and I really did like that book) but girl... in this second book ... take it down a notch, please.
I yearned for her to give real life examples of her life just for the sake of being real... not to ultimately share an altruistic life lesson. I wanted to see the grit, the struggle, her real heart, not just the version that looks the prettiest. I wanted her to say “I understand the struggle,” and just leave it at that.
Hey, maybe she is being real ... great ... but if thats the case, this book is nothing more than pretty sayings and a potential game plan for my goal-setting future. And I’ll take that, but in the end, it’s nothing to write home about.
Overall, clear, practical, and funny but really nothing new that hasn't been said before.
if you need that (aforementioned) locker room pep talk on how to achieve your goals.
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