Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Review: Why I Hate Green Beans by:Lincee Ray

 Why I Hate Green Beans: And Other Confessions about Relationships, Reality TV, and How We See Ourselves
About the Book:
If there is one thing Lincee Ray has learned over the years, it's that the majority of women on the planet struggle with insecurities. Our skinny jeans mock us. Our just-trying-to-help mothers are just driving us crazy. Our social media feeds taunt us with everyone else's picture-perfect lives. It's enough to send you on a gummy-bear bender while binge-watching Friends reruns and not showering for a week. Lincee knows. She's been there. Right there, in fact. Gummy bears and all.

For every woman who's ever wondered if she's unlovable, uninteresting, or unattractive, Lincee offers her particular brand of hilarious (and hard-hitting) self-reflection. Like a true friend, she shows us that the fastest way to happiness is to embrace ourselves in all our imperfection, trust that God knew what he was doing when he made us, and maybe go buy a new tube of mascara. Walk alongside Lincee as she discovers that her identity is not found in her job, her relationship status, her bank account, or her social circle. It's found in Christ.


My Review:
 I love a good book!  That's probably why I have reviewed so many. I'm going to tell you Lincee Ray and I could make friends fairly quickly. I absolutely love her personality and I can relate to her on so many levels. I think she is a tad younger than me but nonetheless I remember or have some of the same memories of my school days just as she does. My 20 year old daughter and I sit on my bedside each night and we read the book together. We laugh and gush and sigh right along with the author.

 Lincee gave me a chance to reminisce and to spend some quality time with my daughter. It has been really fun and I enjoyed her book immensely. Going back in time laughing at some of the things that the author and I share in the same respect and getting to spend quality time with my daughter has been fantastic. And all the while the author is leading you gently to Jesus throughout the book.

Fantastic book! Can NOT say enough good things about it.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.