Lone Star Book Blog Tour: Why I Hate Green Beans

 I’m excited to bring you Why I Hate Green Beans with the Lone Star Book Blog Tour. I have a fun Top Five list for you AND a fabulous giveaway. You’re going to love this book!
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
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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


Top Five Live Music Concerts

by Lincee Ray

When I was growing up in East Texas, we didn’t go to many concerts. Most of the guys I knew already played the guitar or piano, so we would just sit around a campfire and listen to them try to bang out the correct notes of Extreme’s “More Than Words.” When I moved to Houston, things changed.

First of all, every spring Houston hosts a very big rodeo, complete with bull riders, calf scrambles, roping, riding, and a huge musical event to top the night off. You’ve never experienced true joy until you’ve screamed at the top of your lungs with the smell of manure burning your nose.

Second, on any given weekend, one of the many live music venues in Houston will be rocking out to a top-tier artist. Do you want a big huge stadium? We’ve got it. How about a more intimate setting? Done. Outside or inside? Hill or flat surface? You name it, Houston has it.

Not surprisingly, my most memorable live concerts were all in Houston. In no particular order, I give you my top five:

  1. Reba McEntire: We sang “Fancy,” all 70,000 of us, at the top of our lungs.
  2. Boyz II Men: The sign of a good concert? I didn’t have a voice the next day.
  3. Mumford & Sons: I may have cried. No judgment.
  4. George Michael: The “Faith” video played behind him. Hello, 1987. I’ve missed you.
  5. Taylor Swift: My friend Autumn somehow got us into the VIP section. And all was right with the world.

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.

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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)

VISIT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR:

2/13/18
Notable Quotable
2/13/18
Notable Quotable
2/14/18
Review
2/15/18
Playlist
2/15/18
Author Interview
2/16/18
Review
2/17/18
Guest Post
2/17/18
Excerpt
2/18/18
Review
2/19/18
Notable Quotable
2/19/18
Notable Quotable
2/20/18
Review
2/21/18
Top Five
2/22/18
Review
2/22/18
Review
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Comments

  1. James Robert says:

    Congrats on the tour and thank you for the book description and giveaway. I appreciate it!

  2. Thank you for posting!

  3. I like that your top 5 live concerts are from a range of music genres.

    • She has a great range of music interests, doesn’t she? This was a fun addition – I’ve never done a top five list like this on a book review!

  4. Danielle Hammelef says:

    This book just sounds fun to read and I love the author’s tone and sense of humor as well as her honesty.

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