Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Why I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray

TitleWhy I Hate Green Beans and other confessions about relationships, reality tv, and how we see ourselves
Genre: Humorous Non-fiction / Memoir
Publisher: Revell (on Facebook | on Twitter)
Date of Publication: February 6, 2018
Pages: 208

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.

"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

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: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Podcast

February 13-22, 2018, 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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  1. I'm so excited to read this...my copy arrived last week, but I haven't had time to sit and read (and it's killing me!!)! I've followed Lincee's blog for years, and I can't get over how much I relate to her. Thanks for sharing her book - perfect tags for it, too! Happy Valentine's Day!!

    1. Awesome! You'll have to let me know what you think once you read it! Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Kim!

  2. Love that quote! This book sounds like a perfect mix of all the things we need to read! Thanks for the post!

    1. Yes, we could all use a little more humor!

  3. This book sounds so amazing and I really would love to read it. I wish I had a cope right now. We could all use some humor in our lives.

  4. Thank you for the sweet post Melyssa!