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The Honest Life : Living Naturally and True to You - Jessica Alba

The Honest Life

Living Naturally and True to You

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2013
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As a new mother, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner – delivered in a way that a busy mother could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way.

The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest.

About the Author

Jessica Alba is a Golden Globe-nominated actress and is actively involved with charities such as Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, ONE, Habitat for Humanity, Project HOME and more. After becoming a mother herself, Jessica decided to launch The Honest Company to help mothers give their children a better, safer start. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Cash Warren, and their two young daughters. Christopher Gavigan is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer of The Honest Company. He is the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, a national nonprofit empowering parents to protect their kids from toxic risks.

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Inspiration and a simply honest read

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    Ill keep going back to Jessica Alba's book and use it as a reference guide. I found her anecdotes about her life and her family refreshing. I can't believe her home is filled with preloved and antique furniture. I love that!

    I was so interested in her own journey to find a healthy way of life for her family. What a passionate strong role model. More celebrities should be like Jessica. She is amazing.

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    Very informative but Fantastic read!

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      Made me aware of everyday things that could be harming my family and I. I have already done a complete overhaul of my cosmetics.

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        i really like this book!

        i was really into the beauty section. I have stop using beauty products with phthalates and parabens. By using these products without these ingrediants, i have noticed a difference. While reading this book, i have come to realise alot of products have alot of chemicals. there are sections on babies, which i will store away, once i have kids myself. great book!

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        This month it's all about Jessica Alba's "The Honest Life."..She knows her stuff. "ZEST MAGAZINE" A godsend to all moms on a mission to lead an environmentally-friendly life, this treasured tome gives insight on everything from maintaining a clean diet (recipes included!) to cool decor ideas and how to achive an au natural beauty look...Hurry and get your hands on a copy of Alba's "The Honest Life" to add to your spring reads. "THE ZOE REPORT.COM" The Honest Life is truly something that everyone needs to read. It's an eye-opener. "Wearstrong.com" It's the kind of book you can read cover-to-cover (as I did) and then keep handy as a quick reference when you're making your grocery list or want to find a good non-toxic lipstick to try or a VOC-free paint for your new baby's nursery. "What Would Gwyneth Do" Alba's book is very relatable, and she breaks down her lifestyle decisions for readers in an approachable, realistic way. Her passion for this lifestyle is evident and inspiring: being eco-friendly doesn't mean you have to give up everything enjoyable in life "Inhabitots" The insights are eye-opening, the tips are helpful, the recipes look delicious "Toofab.com" This book is not preachy or filled with lengthy scientific definitions. This book is friendly, smart and honest.I felt healthier, more energized and positive after just reading it! I also felt inspired to treat myself and my family better by making some simple changes and seeking out creative ways to live a better life each day. I really enjoyed this book and believe I will go back to reference it often. It s a great girlfriends guide to living an eco-savvy stylish lifestyle. "Blogs.babycenter.com " This book is not preachy or filled with lengthy scientific definitions. This book is friendly, smart and honest.I felt healthier, more energized and positive after just reading it! I also felt inspired to treat myself and my family better by making some simple changes and seeking out creative ways to live a better life each day. I really enjoyed this book and believe I will go back to reference it often. It s a great girlfriends guide to living an eco-savvy stylish lifestyle. "Blogs.babycenter.com" The Honest Life by Jessica Alba is an indispensable handbook for healthy, sustainable, stylish and affordable living. "Movelifestyle.com" I would recommend this book to anyone interested in healthy or stylish living, with this book you get both. "NATURALLYCHICLIFE.COM" I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great introduction to a greener, cleaner lifestyle. "Beautypalatte.com" Features useful and affordable tips for leading a natural lifestyle. "Remodelista.com" I found this book to be as great to look at as it is to read the easy-to-follow tips are real, relatable, and realistic. "Albany Times Union" The pages are filled with lots of easy to read and find information, not to mention beautiful photos and stories this has been a great way to grab a tip or two as I need them and flag them for later. "Mommas Gone City" This book is refreshingly down-to-earth, and its user-friendly format throughout each section makes living naturally fun, easy and attainable. The photos are gorgeous, and it inspires and reminds us to keep picking up those healthy habits and to share them with friends and family. "EcoChick.com" A chatty, down-to-earth guide on greening your life without compromising your style Alba's tips are mostly accessible and low-stress. "The Austin American Statesman" It's chock full of useful information that you've always wanted to know but have never really had the time to sit down and research. .."The Honest Life" is an indispensable handbook for healthy, sustainable, stylish and affordable living. "LiveMom.com""

        ISBN: 9781609619114
        ISBN-10: 1609619110
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 272
        Published: 1st April 2013
        Publisher: Rodale Incorporated
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 19.0  x 1.5
        Weight (kg): 0.66
        Edition Number: 1