Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lone Star Book Bloggers' Tour: Why I hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray (Enter Giveaway!)


WHY I HATE GREEN BEANS
and other confessions about relationships, reality tv, and how we see ourselves
by
LINCEE RAY
   Genre: Humorous NonFiction / Memoir Publisher: Revell Facebook   ⎸ Twitter
Date of Publication: February 6, 2018
Number of Pages: 208

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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.


PRAISE FOR WHY I HATE GREEN BEANS:
“Lincee is a brilliant writer. She once described me as ‘smelling of worn leather, a vintage nine iron and swagger.’ She pretty much nailed it. She is definitely worthy of the final rose.” —Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s Bachelor franchise and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
"I found myself laughing out loud, wiping away a few tears, and cheering her on every step of the way. Lincee is the best friend you wish you had. Get ready to fall in love with her and her fabulous debut book!”  —Melanie Shankle, author of the Big Mama blog 
"By the end of this book, you’ll think of Lincee as a favorite friend: someone who shoots straight, finds the funny in every situation, and reminds you what matters most. You are in for a treat!” —Sophie Hudson, author of Giddy Up, Eunice and cohost of The Big Boo Cast podcast
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Throughout her book, Lincee Ray highlights key points in her life that shaped who she is today.  She is candid, she is hilarious, and best of all - she is real.  Lincee Ray is your everyday girl:  insecure, emotional, and vulnerable.  We all have a bit of Lincee inside each of us and that's what makes her book so genuine.  She is not afraid to tell you her most embarrassing stories.  She wants you to know you're not the only one who has them. And that it's okay to not be perfect! If you grew up in the '80s and '90s, you will definitely enjoy all the throwbacks she talks about such as, Sea Breeze, NSync, and Hot Stix!  


But Lincee's life is not all happy-go-lucky and perfect.  She has been through her share of ups and downs.  Some were painful and others just plain devastating. But, through it all there was one constant in her life: Jesus.  Through Him she reflects all her trials, and through Him she realized she was never alone.  Lincee's life threw her some hard lemons, and just because you try to live a good, moral life doesn't mean you won't have your share of troubles and tragedies.   From online dating to speed dating, Lincee is still trying to find her way in life.  But, through it all she understands something very definitive and true.  She writes, "But God knows me. He knows my struggles. He knows my desires. He labels me His 'child' and will do great things through me if I let Him. Acknowledging that He is good and His timing is perfect" (pg. 152).  


An inspiring and heartfelt read from start to finish. 

Rating: 5 Hearts!
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Lincee Ray is an accidental blogging superstar from Texas who now writes for EW.com and the Associated Press. An active speaker, she can be found at her popular website ihategreenbeans.com, where she makes it clear that she believes it’s important to tell your story—even if it makes you seem a little crazy. Connect with Lincee!
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GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY!  GIVEAWAY! FEBRUARY 13-22, 2018
GRAND PRIZE:
Copy of Why I Hate Green Beans with a signed book plate, $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, and Lincee's Loves Basket which includes: Rave travel hairspray, Minnie Mouse ears, Vodka*, Heartbreakers Candy, Dr. Pepper, chocolate rose, and green jelly beans.
2nd PRIZE:
Copy of Why I Hate Green Beans with a signed book plate, $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
3rd PRIZE:
Copy of Why I Hate Green Beans with a signed book plate, $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
(U.S. Only; *proof of age required for vodka)


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2/16/18
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2/17/18
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2/17/18
Excerpt
2/18/18
Review
2/19/18
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2/19/18
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2/20/18
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2/21/18
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great review!

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    1. I really enjoyed it! Keep running your race! You inspire us! :)

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  2. The book does sound inspiring from beginning to end ~ really liked how you reviewed it: Analogies and made me feel like I was seeing the person you envisioned.

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    1. It's a great book! Glad you liked the review! :)

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