True Confessions about Relationships, Reality TV, and How We See Ourselves

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Friend-to-friend confessions to help you face life with laughter, honesty, and strength


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.


Meet Lincee Ray

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 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.

Find Lincee online:

Blog: iHateGreenBeans.com
Facebook: @LinceeHatesGreenBeans
Twitter: @Lincee
Instagram: @LinceeRay
Podcast: I Hate Green Beans with Lincee Ray




“Lincee’s first book is honest, it’s hilarious, and it’s refreshing to read the words of someone who doesn’t even pretend to have it all together and isn’t afraid to laugh at herself. 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!”

Melanie Shankle, author of the Big Mama blog


“Lincee Ray is funny. REALLY funny. The funny makes Lincee’s words come alive, it prompts you to laugh out loud, and it brings the sweetest degree of comfort as she tackles the topics that matter most: family, relationships, faith, and of course, reality television (this seems like an excellent time to mention that Lincee is my TV soul mate). 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 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?