BOOK REVIEW: Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis


Title: Girl Stop Apologizing
Author: Rachel Hollis
Publication: March 5, 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help
Pages: 216

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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

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.

In this book, Hollis helps you to:

• identify 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.


When I bought the first book in this series at some random thrift store/used books I was delighted when I found the second book in the series at Goodwill.  I snatched that bad boy up so fast.  I had listened to the first book last year while I was in school and while I felt incredibly targeted with some of the things she said I did walk away with some good things to strive towards.  I was hoping when I listened to this one even though I owned a physical copy I would come away with more tidbits to work towards. 

This isn’t really a book that has a beginning a middle and an end. It is a self-help book that is broken down into three parts.  The first is excuses that we make for ourselves and why we shouldn’t make them, the second part is behaviors that we should adopt to succeed and the third section is skills that we need to have to be an even better version of ourselves.  Admission time: I felt the entire time that I listened to this book that I was getting called out the entire time. I have given probably half of the excuses that she has listed out.  

I felt this book was well written.  Its easy to understand and it flows well from one part to the next.  The only thing that bothered me enough to give it 4 stars was the fact that while listening to it, I felt like I was judging myself the entire time for having half of the excuses or behaviors.  I will say however, that since I have finished this book, I have gotten the courage to talk to my community college about what I need to do to get into the program to further my education in my current field of work.  I realized that I was just making excuses for not looking into it.  While I will say I am scared that I will fail and a bunch of other negative thoughts that have invaded my mind, I also know that I am a capable person and will do just fine, I just have to find that inner strength and go for it.  All in all this book gave me some good things that I can expand upon and do to make myself a better version of myself. One that doesn’t need to apologize at times for putting myself first for a change.  At times this book was hard when talking about her marriage because I know what does happen after this book came out.  I know she has written another book about that, I do have it on my audible wish list to read so who knows maybe I will read that one soon as well. 

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