This Will Only Hurt a Little : The New York Times Bestseller
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'Busy is a legit writer with a voice as clear as a bell' Tina Fey
'Funny, refreshingly candid memoir about Hollywood, motherhood and BFFhood' Cosmopolitan
'Judy Blume meets Karl Ove Knausgaard meets one brave woman from Arizona' Miranda July
A memoir by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson's Creek, and Cougartown who has become 'the breakout star on Instagram stories . . . imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru' (New Yorker).
Busy Philipps's autobiographical book offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona and her painful and painfully funny teen years, to her life as a working actress, mother, and famous best friend.
Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood. Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small. From film to television to Instagram, Busy delightfully showcases her wry humor and her willingness to bare it all.
'I've been waiting my whole life to write this book. I'm just so grateful someone asked. Otherwise, what was the point of any of it??'
'Candid, painful and extremely wryly funny' Stylist
'Like most women, famous or not, bad things have happened to Busy Philipps - as well as weird stuff, jawdropping stuff and heartwarming stuff' Refinery29
'This Will Only Hurt a Little has stopped me in my tracks completely' Sophie Heawood, Observer
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 126 x 198mm
- 25 Dec 2034
- Little, Brown Book Group
- London, United Kingdom
we think we know about shiny, sunny social media stars. Reading it felt like a punch in the guts . . . -- Sophie Heawood * Observer * Aptly, the cover of Philipps's memoir is Instagram bait: the star wears a Pepto Bismol suit, pussy-bow blouse and gold hoop earrings the size of curtain rings. It is bold, gutsy, pretty, but with an edge - and has nothing on the raw impact of the stories . . . Though true to the tenor of her Instagram posts, there are also anecdotes to make you cackle: from the gawky teen years in Arizona, via her early 20s on the febrile sets of teen dramas and on to motherhood catastrophes * Evening Standard * As funny as her infamously iconic Instagram Stories, the moments chronicled [in This Will Only Hurt a Little] with her signature wit-from her friendships to 'staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men-themed hallucination, and more'-will leave you with a smile on your face * Elle * A funny, insightful memoir * Stylist * A freewheeling tour through Busy Philipps's career, relationships and on-and-off-again stardom * New York Times * Frank and often painful yet extremely funny, this memoir from actress Busy Philipps will have you hooked from the first page * Love It * In the Hollywood actor's down-to-earth memoir, she writes about the sexual assault she experienced aged 14, plus the sexism that's still rife in the film industry. It's open, honest, and utterly wise * Elle (Best Feminist Books to Gift this Christmas) * Perfect for fans of 1990s TV and pop culture in general. Actress Philipps covers her time in shows like Dawson's Creek and Freaks and Geeks, while also talking about growing up, making it in Hollywood and becoming a mum. I listened to it as an audiobook, which Philipps herself read. Really entertaining * BBC (Online) *
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