Interview: Lincee Ray, author of WHY I HATE GREEN BEANS

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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

 

How has being a Texan (or Texas) influenced your writing?

Some of my favorite chapters in Why I Hate Green Beans involve me growing up in Hallsville, Texas. I think readers will enjoy how different a small town community runs in comparison to the big city.
What do you like to read in your free time?

I am a book reviewer for The Associated Press. Most of the books on my nightstand are upcoming novels about to hit stands. I typically choose light-hearted fiction and biographies. And I do love a love story!
What’s something interesting, fun, or funny that most people don’t know about you?

I can say the ABCs backwards.
Do you have a mantra for writing and/or for life?

“The Lord is fighting for you. You need only be still.” Exodus 14:14
What do you think most characterizes your writing?

The adjective I hear the most when people describe my writing is “relatable.”
Who are some of the authors you feel were influential in your work?  

Funny women have definitely been influential in my work. Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Melanie Shankle, and Sophie Hudson to name a few.
What are some day jobs that you have held?  Have any of them impacted your writing?

I write television recaps for Entertainment Weekly. The tight deadlines have helped me to get my big, grand thoughts down on paper and then flow details from those foundational points. Of course, I’ve also held some day jobs I write about in the book that led me everywhere from the Disney World Peter Pan ride to the deck of an oil rig—everything except working for the Dallas Cowboys, which was a near miss you can also read about in the book!

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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!

 

 

Blog║ Facebook  Twitter   

Instagram Podcast 

 

 

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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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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

 

Scroll down for the giveaway!

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  ————————————-

 

 

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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