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Book Review: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis


A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

The follow-up to “Girl, Wash Your Face” by bestselling author Rachel Hollis was just released and it’s a game-changer for women. You won’t want to miss “Girl Stop Apologizing, A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals.”

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I get to read and review books for our local newspaper that help me grow as an artist and entrepreneur. I picked this advance readers copy  of Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis because I was so excited to see what she had to say after her last book, “Girl, Wash Your Face,” that went straight to the NYT best seller list. 

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Dynamic Platforms

One of the reasons I was drawn to read and review this book is because of the author’s  dynamic and deep presence online. She has created that creates an engaging audience and community for readers using various platforms like The Rise podcast, the HollisCo. website, The Chic Site, The Rise Weekend conference, Facebook and Instagram profiles, etc. It is  rare to encounger an author who is so engaged and connected with her readers. 

I love to read books in the author’s voice to gain additional insight into the meaning of their words. The inflection and tone they use to read help me to gain deeper understanding of the book. If you are like me and you just. can’t. wait. for this book release (squeal), then get the audio book. Get a sneak peak of the book by listening to Rachel Hollis reading a portion of “Girl, Stop Aplogizing,” during one of her podcasts. 

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What the Author is Reading

Rachel Hollis cites researcher, professor and author, Brene Brown,  throughout her books. Brown’s deep insights give greater understanding of relationships on all levels. Brown explores the layers that create emotional intelligence, rooted in brave hearts, fed by courage, and leaning into vulnerability. To gain insight into books that Hollis is reading and quoting, check out books by Brene Brown.

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Tools for Reading

I may be compensated for links in this post at no additional cost to you.  I only ever recommend and link items that are tried and true to me, or that are on my wishlist because I already use and trust the brand. 

As you can tell in the photos above, I always flag books with post-it notes while I read. Using the notes helps me to go back and review the important points in the book to help me learn new ideas. (Based on the amount of post-its I used while reading this book, you can tell I really liked this read.) Try flagging the books you read with mini post-it notes to mark ideas and concepts you want to review again. 

As an artist, I make handdrawn bookmarks to inspire me, help me memorize quotes and scriptures. Plus, these instant downloads are great to tuck into your book when you need a doodle or coloring break.

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