When I listen to Lincee Ray’s “I Hate Green Beans” podcast, I laugh out loud. Literally. And, yes, I’ll go ahead and confess to watching “The Bachelor” too. But I knew Lincee’s story went beyond an affection for Chris Harrison, predictions for who would get the final rose, and just how long Arie is going to keep Krystal.
I’m glad she shared her story – one that’s told with her trademark humor as she learns to embrace the real life she never expected.
I read Lincee’s new book “Why I Hate Green Beans” – there’s a legitimate reason, y’all – in one day. The day also included the enthusiastic lunch date and nachos pictured above. And, yes, I just referred to her as Lincee like we’re friends. That’s how her storytelling made me feel.
I read a couple passages aloud to my husband, laughed out loud while the rest of my family was watching a basketball game that apparently lacked humor, and already recommended “Why I Hate Green Beans” to my real life friends.
And, just for the record, I actually like green beans, but I could substitute many other things that have fostered plenty of insecurity in my life. That’s Lincee’s point.
About the book
As women, we all struggle with insecurity. 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 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.
“Why I Hate Green Beans: And Other Confessions about Relationships, Reality TV, and How We See Ourselves” is a 208-page paperback published by Revell (Feb. 6, 2018).
About the author
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 www.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. She lives in Texas.
I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review. The enjoyment and opinions of this book and green beans are my own.