Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hilarious! 'Why I Hate Green Beans' - by Lincee Ray

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About the book:

Insecurity. As women, we all struggle with it. Our skinny jeans mock us. Our age-defying serums with flecks of gold refuse to erase our crow's feet. Our social media feeds taunt us with everyone else's picture-perfect lives. If you've ever felt uninteresting, unlovable, or unattractive, you're ready for Lincee Ray's particular brand of hilarious (and hard-hitting) self-reflection.

Like a trustworthy friend, she shows us that the fastest way to happiness is to embrace ourselves in all our imperfection and trust that God knew what He was doing when He made us. From maneuvering the muffin top to navigating the sketchy waters of singleness to walking the judgmental halls of the workplace, Lincee's laugh-out-loud look at real life reveals many of the key truths she's learned about her identity:

Yoga pants are your friend, Jesus sees you, and green-bean diets are never the answer.

My review:

This book is hilarious!  I pretty much read it with a smile on my face, when I wasn't laughing out loud!  There are some serious moments, such as when she talks about a really hard time in her life but, for the most part, she looks at life with tongue in cheek and a quick wit.  There are some seriously crazy moments that have happened in her life and make for great and hilarious stories.  She's sharing these so we don't have to endure the same situations, such as speed dating and online dating, to name a couple.  She talks about her relationship with Jesus and how all the hard things she had to go through were worth it if that's what it took for her to turn to and depend on Him.  She also talks frankly about her insecurities growing up and after being rejected and the lies she believed for a while about who and what she was.  It's so important to fill our minds with the truth of Scripture and focus on who God says we are, rather than who the world says we are.  I could relate to some of her feelings about singleness, as I think probably all women can.  I love all of the TV and movie references.  I could relate to a lot of them, except I haven't seen one episode of the Bachelor!  I, of course, know what it is as I haven't been living under a rock and found her descriptions pretty funny.  I think my very favorite part were the online dating stories she collected from friends.  They were truly horrifying/hilarious and I can't believe people actually act that way!  I highly recommend this book if you like true stories, need encouragement or need some humor in your life!  You won't be disappointed!

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

           The Author

  1. Lincee Ray

    Lincee Ray

    Lincee Ray is an accidental blogging superstar who now writes for Entertainment Weekly and the Associated Press. An active speaker, she can be found at her popular website, where she makes it clear that she believes it's...
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