Why I Hate Green Beans… (a book review)

I laughed so many times reading this book!  It is so very wonderful!!  Lincee writes with honesty and humor about her life – relationships and reality TV (she began her writing career by doing a brief weekly synopsis about the show The Bachelor), self-image and insecurity.  She actually does begin the book by telling why she hates green beans – and from there I was hooked!  Lincee went on to say her book is “for everyone who’s tried the latest fad diet or online dating app and failed – again… Yoga pants are your friend, Jesus sees you, and green-bean diets are never the answer.”

I had such a hard time putting this book down, but fortunately it is broken into short chapters, so I could keep coming back for just a chapter!  This is Lincee’s first book, although she does have a blog that I have now subscribed to, and I can’t wait to read her next book!  This one was amazing!  And I was so fortunate to receive it from the publisher – all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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.


The Author:Lincee RayLincee Ray began blogging accidentally when she wrote a recap for the beloved show everyone loves to hate — The Bachelor. Once her audience reached triple digits, she launched her website, http://www.iHateGreenBeans.com. What began as a place for closeted Bachelor watchers to commune and discuss the wonder that is Our Host Chris Harrison slowly morphed into a place where Lincee shares stories of her everyday life.
Lincee’s Bachelor recaps later miraculously landed on the desk of an editor at Entertainment Weekly. The woman quickly deduced that Lincee was a pop culture weirdo who probably watched all the teenybopper shows on The CW. She was right.

Lincee taught herself to say the ABCs backward as a child. It kills at parties. She really does hate green beans and is a little too enthusiastic about Dr Pepper and seasonal-themed Oreos. She also believes it’s important to tell your stories — even the ones that make you seem a little crazy.

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