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This Will Only Hurt a Little
This Will Only Hurt a Little | Busy Philipps
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A memoir by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawsons Creek, and Cougar Town who has become the breakout star on Instagram stories...imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru (The New Yorker). Busy Philippss 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. Ive been waiting my whole life to write this book. Im just so grateful someone asked. Otherwise, what was the point of any of it??
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rather_be_reading

Last line: This is who I am now.

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Jess7
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4/5 - I really enjoyed this memoir. She opens up in a way few celebrities really do and it was very entertaining. Definitely recommend. #jpbookreview #bookreview #review

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Book lunch. Time to finish this one up.

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InnerSavvy
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Panpan

There has been raving about this book. Did not live up to hype. Lot of 'F' word. Not sure what she learned In life.

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rather_be_reading
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lunch time reading

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rather_be_reading @Linsy tysm! its an old holiday tag! 1mo
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Scochrane26
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Finished this while cooking & eating dinner. Busy is the narrator, which adds emotion to several stories she tells about her teen years & recent life. There were some heartfelt stories. Of course, she talks a lot about famous people and her career, & she doesn‘t hold back about famous people she doesn‘t like, leading to some funny moments. #TIL she dated Colin Hanks. Also, that she sobs a lot.

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Bookish.SAM
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Just finished this #audiobook, narrated by the author, which I think is probably the best way to do a Busy Philipps memoire.

Looking back, I feel like there were parts where I was a little indifferent, but as a whole, it did a great job of making you feel like you really know her (like her or not).

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Bookish_B
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This book, and the way Busy writes it, is like you‘re sitting with her on a comfy couch with drinks while she tells you stories. I found it enjoyable, honest and fun. I especially liked that she doesn‘t hold back naming names, and though it‘s an unpopular opinion, I liked that she validated my extreme dislike of James Franco. Don‘t yell at me- he‘s gross (not looks-wise, but as a person). Anyway, it won‘t be for all but I liked it!

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Julsmarshall
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While a little uneven, I enjoyed this memoir from Busy Phillips. Her peek into how things work in tv and movies was fun and many of her personal stories were well told, powerful, and heartbreaking. Some nice moments about marriage and parenthood and great to hear in her own voice on audio.

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Julsmarshall
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Funny so far! Loving listening to her reading it herself.

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Godpants
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I‘m glad I did the audiobook of this since it definitely added to this for sure.

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tholmz
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I thought this was one of the worst celebrity memoirs I‘ve ever read. Busy is petty, immature, and an awful writer.

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Astridstars
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So only read 5.5 hours for @24in48 but celebrating it as a win with ice cream for #nationalicecreamday so I ain‘t mad! #24in48 now off to work

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Godpants
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When you drop everything because your audiobook hold came through.

britt_brooke I really enjoyed this one! 6mo
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thebacklistbook
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It's always a challenge reviewing biographies. How on earth do you quantify a life like that. Fair warning, this book has major trigger warnings for rape and abortion. It was absolutely a must read/ hear as far as I'm concerned.

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NotCool
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When teenage Busy got pregnant, her horrible boyfriend‘s mother tried to bully her into not having an abortion. When Busy‘s, very catholic, mom found out she had some words for this woman “MY DAUGHTER DID THIS? WHAT ABOUT YOUR SON?!...QUITE FRANKLY, I DON‘T THINK INTIMIDATING A SCARED 15 YEAR OLD BY TELLING SHE‘S GOING TO HELL IS VERY CHRISTIAN...DON‘T YOU EVER SPEAK TO HER THAT WAY AGAIN”. I‘m a little in love with Busy‘s mom.

brit91 I love her I need to read this!!😍😍📚📚 6mo
NotCool I love her in The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast. 6mo
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Lauren.Archer
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This is a comical, tear jerking and just plain honest account of her life. I know that I was not a huge fan of Busy before reading this, but I will be from now on.

For my full review please visit my blog: https://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/07/10/this-will-only-hurt-a-little/

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thebacklistbook

I have some reviews to get caught up on. Have been very preoccupied with looking for work. This week is fairly busy but I will aim to have them up by Friday evening.

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Lauren.Archer
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I have hear a lot of good things about this one. I am not her biggest fan, so I am giving this one 50 pages to determine if I will read this fully.

Book_Fairy_Mary This was definitely so-so for me. I certainly didn't hate it, but, I don't know, it just didn't win me over. 6mo
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Stormborn1992
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I find it important to remember that when reading a person's autobiography or memoir, we are reading the story of their truth, and how they have experienced situations through their lives. I think she is a great example of persevering through tough times in your life, standing up for yourself, and not letting anyone dictate how you should be living your life. She certainly hasn't.

Cweeeevs Love this review! 😄 7mo
Stormborn1992 @Cweeeevs Thank you!! My Goodreads review is quite a bit longer but I think I captured the gist of it here! 7mo
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ClairesReads
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Philipps is is happy to dish the dirt, be honest about her thoughts and feelings about everyone and everything, and at the same time is willing to be vulnerable and tackle some deeply personal events and issues. Equal parts gossipy and percipient, this memoir is an easy, and at times effecting read. Philipps has the extrovert with social anxiety patch covered, and if that sounds like you, this will be a reassuring read.

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ClairesReads
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The antidote to the PoliSci work reads

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AlizaApp
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I was most interested in set gossip from Freaks and Geeks and Dawson‘s Creek, and Busy did not disappoint. The chapters about her childhood in Arizona and struggles starting her own family were also really moving.

TheBookStacker I just got the audiobook of this can‘t wait! 9mo
Kloves2read @AlizaApp I still watch Dawson's Creek! I have all six seasons on DVD. One of my guilty pleasures. 8mo
Kloves2read @AlizaApp Team Pacey! ❤ 8mo
AlizaApp @Kloves2read yes I have been thinking about a rewatch. Team Pacey for sure! 8mo
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Julz422
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Spring Break Staycation Day 2! 🙌📚📚

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Bookjunkie57
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I‘m not crying, you‘re crying. #ThePope

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I love Bust Philipps, from freaks and geeks to cougar town. This book definitely sounded like her voice, full of some cool behind the scenes stories. I also learned a few things I did not know she did. She also uses this book to talk about some hard things that happened to her when she was young.

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Chelsea.Poole
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While I didn't count myself as one of Busy's fans before this #audiobook I do now, after finishing it. I say that because I feel like I used to only read "celebrity" memoirs if I was a fan. I have read some in the past couple of years and I am always entertained. This was no easy fluff read. There was some of that, but I was surprised at the deep, personal stories that Busy shared about her life. Some parts were down right moving. &her mom!!➡️♥️

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Chelsea.Poole
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My newest #audiobook from #libby is going to be a quick one 👍🏻

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lowellette
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You will not learn about her acting process or much about her roles at all, but you will get gossip, relationship struggles, and sparkly Busy.

Chelsea.Poole This is up next for me 😊 11mo
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PrincessHeidiii
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TBH, I didn‘t really know much about Busy Phillips, in fact I‘m a little surprised I picked this up, her E! Show “Busy Tonight” is awful

However, the book was not. It‘s not just name dropping (but you do get a little tea) it was lighthearted while still being relatable.

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echalpan
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Before reading this book, I didn‘t know a lot about Busy Phillips, but her memoir was entertaining. She doesn‘t shy away from naming names, and she shares some very vulnerable moments. As far as celebrity memoirs go, this wasn‘t the best. But I did enjoy it. Also, Busy‘s mom was by far my favorite person in the book!

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Really enjoyed this audiobook read by the author!

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AishReads
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Here are the books I read for January! Combination of reading and audio books! #aishareads #30readsbefore30 #readingisfundamental

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Kayla.Adriena
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B&N haul from last weekend when I went crazy. Working this weekend 😫 BUT one more night then I'm on vacation!!! 💖❤💖❤💖❤💖❤

hermyknee That puzzle!!!!! 12mo
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LouBeth
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Great audio book. I teared up several times but laughed often. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

#24in48

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Book Review Time! Get BUSY with @busyphilipps new book! I laughed and I cried. Great memoir! Get BUSY y‘all! ✨ Review Link https://mississippimomreads.weebly.com/blog

#booklove #librarylove #bibliophile #readingchallenge #bookworm #booklover  #bookshelf #bookish
#reading   #bookholic

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 12mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 12mo
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monalyisha
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In her book, Busy often asserts, “I am NOT an idiot.” And she‘s NOT. She may sound like a Valley Girl & look like Cher from Clueless/a Barbie (funny story about that) but that doesn‘t mean she‘s not smart. She understands the power of narrative (especially family narrative) over our lives, that words have multiple meanings, & that ambiguity does not signal weakness. This last is most apparent in the relating of her experience with sexual violence.

monalyisha 1/3: Busy is a GREAT storyteller. She‘s incredibly relatable, knows how to tease an audience‘s interest, & she deftly weaves common threads together, & brings it all back to the beginning in the end. 12mo
monalyisha 2/3: But also: I‘m glad I listened to the audiobook rather than reading it in print. The tone is *very* conversational & the telling is enhanced by hearing it in Busy‘s own (excitable, dramatic, irreverent, earnest, & profane) voice. There‘s some real content: mental illness, gender relations, grief management, self-image. You can also expect some totally doofy stories about Middle School. (edited) 12mo
monalyisha 3/3: If you‘re not already a fan, I‘d recommend seeking out her instagram stories first to see if you‘ll connect with her personality. As she admits, she‘s “a lot.” I happen to think she‘s mostly a whole lot of Good. 12mo
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saltwaterlit I really loved this audiobook too - I raced through it. She‘s hilarious. 12mo
Pricel101 Great review! I think you would like this one @samjmitchell 12mo
samjmitchell @Pricel101 - added! 12mo
monalyisha Thanks @Pricel101 😊 12mo
monalyisha @saltwaterlit I was definitely bummed when it was over! I also pulled into work in the morning *so close* to the end. So, when I left for the night, I literally got to listen to about three sentences before the ending music queued. 😆 12mo
greenhairdontcare Keen to read this one day. I recently added it to my Goodreads “want to read” list. 12mo
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BornReadChicago
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SarahSaysRead
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I highly recommend the audio version, Busy does these voices for people, including her mom, that I found very entertaining. She's not shy about talking about messy, uncomfortable, unflattering things. She's such a fun interesting person and I love that she has her own talk show now (that I never get to watch bc I don't have cable, but w/e).

#busy #celebritymemoir #audiobook

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Have you read it? Is it good?

AmyG I enjoyed it. I like her. 12mo
SailorMoon Hi! I read it and... although I like Busy Phillips a lot, I must say I found the book a little irritating. It's like her dear diary where she literally burps out all of the hate and negativity towards people in her life (most of them actually deserve it, but still I didn't find it classy)... it's really nice when she talks about her passions and how her career started though! Not as funny as I expected, but a light reading nonetheless. 12mo
Tove_Reads @AmyG @Hufflepuff16 I‘ll get to it at some point in the nearish future. I wonder if it would work as an audio? 12mo
AmyG I am guessing it might be better as an audiobook. 12mo
SailorMoon @Tove_Reads it might be better as an audiobook, yes. Because that way you can really get the tone of what she's saying, you know? Plus it's really her who reads aloud 12mo
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Bakingbookworm
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3 STARS - While this is an honest, no holds barred memoir of an actress you may remember from her popular IG account or roles on Dawson‘s Creek and Freaks and Geeks, the writing isn‘t strong with a definite lack of depth. Good insight into a working actress‘s struggles in Hollywood but I was expecting more.
My full review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.com/2019/01/this-will-only-hurt-little.html?m=...
Link to my full review in my bio.

BlameJennyJane I‘d been curious about this one. Thanks for the review. 12mo
Bakingbookworm @BlameJennyJane It was okay. I expected it to be funnier though. I did enjoy her dishing about her costars. 😊 12mo
SailorMoon I couldn't have said it better! The perfect review, at least in my opinion... I mean, it's the exact same feeling I had while reading it. 3⭐ just as you said! 12mo
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Bakingbookworm @Hufflepuff16 Thanks so much!! I was hoping it would be better. I just finished Chrissy Metz‘ memoir and I enjoyed it more than Busy‘s. 12mo
SailorMoon @Bakingbookworm I had this feeling she wanted to burp out all the hate that'd been building up inside of her since she was a little girl... which is ok, and most of the people in the book deserved it, but I did find it a little irritating sometimes... as for Chrissy Metz, I am not as huge of a fan as I am of Busy, but I'll keep in mind in case I start watching stuff she stars in! (Sorry if you find some mistakes, I'm not an English native speaker) 12mo
Bakingbookworm @Hufflepuff16 Chrissy‘s was MUCH more positive even though she had a pretty crappy life at times. 12mo
SailorMoon If I ever read it, I'll let you know! I'll keep the suggestion in mind, thx! Time to sleep here, nice talking to you! 12mo
Bakingbookworm Sounds great. Have a good night! 12mo
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monalyisha
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Busy Philipps is all of us.
#highlyrelatablecontent

*My audiobook for #NewYearWhoDis (“Killers of the Flower Moon”) is stuck in my car, which is stuck in the shop. So, I‘m taking the opportunity to start in on Busy Philipps‘ memoir, “This Will Only Hurt a Little.” Honestly, I can‘t say I‘m too mad about it. 😝 I‘ve been dying to listen!

whatsthEStorey Yup. Yesterday.🧜‍♀️ 😂 12mo
monalyisha @whatsthEStorey Some days are like that! 😞 12mo
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Abs
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I‘ve always been a fan of Busy, but not until recently have I become a FAN. This memoir is funny, sad at points, inspiring at others. Am I the only one who read this book entirely in Busy‘s voice?

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SarahLou319
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Was so disappointed!

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AishReads
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First book of 2019! I am a big fan of celeb memoirs and this one did not disappoint. I could have done without the bad language, but what can you do? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Her mom was THE BEST! I imagined her mom in homemade vests and turtlenecks, even though she is from Arizona! Ha. I loved her insight on Freaks and Geeks and have started watching again! #celebmemoirs #popsugarchallenge #30before30

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AishReads
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First book of 2019! I am a huge fan of celebrity memoirs and this was a hit. I wasn‘t a big fan of the the bad language but it is what it is. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I loved her insight on Freaks & Geeks, which I am now rewatching and it was a crazy story about Blades of Glory!! I don‘t know much about her influence now but I will be checking up on her! #30before30 #popsugaryearlychallenge #audiobook

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I have a bad track record for finishing biographies/memoirs - but I smashed through this in an evening. It‘s not perfect, it‘s real, it‘s messy, it‘s how she felt at the time - and she‘s incredibly open about some things where she doesn‘t come off looking great (which is also pretty relatable), it does ramble in all directions - which gives it more conversational tone. I‘m glad I read it! MY LAST BOOK FOR 2018!

batsy Love the sparkly shoes! 13mo
JackOBotts Love the staging of this photo. Those shoes are 🔥🔥! 13mo
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Jilly6183
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I downloaded this yesterday. It was so good, you guys. Busy Philipps is an absolute delight. If you don‘t already, make sure to follow her on Instagram and then go read this book.

kellyann28 Busy Phillips always looks like a really sweet soul! 13mo
Jilly6183 @kellyann28 She does! She just seems so normal, and her book is so honest - brutally so at times. I knew I would like it because I really like her already, but it far exceeded my expectations. 13mo
AmyG I loved this, too. I like Busy. 13mo
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balletbookworm
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A “celebrity memoir” in the vein of Mary-Louise Parker‘s Dear Mr You but Busy names names (and she‘s basically done with a lot of the BS of Hollywood “stardom” or whatever). But what this book really turns into is the story of how Busy got to BE Busy, warts and all. How she was a kid who might have been a little messed up, how she bought into the misogyny of Hollywood, how she learned to be a good friend for her besties, how to be a mom/partner.

balletbookworm And here‘s the thing: I hope Busy writes more. Writes some scripts or movies or does more directing or gets into producing if she doesn‘t want to deal with casting anymore because she‘s tired of getting burned. She has a good eye for a turn of phrase and clearly has comedy timing. (The book could have used a bit tighter editing at times, but she tells a good story.) 13mo
balletbookworm I listened to this on audiobook, read by Busy, and I really can‘t conceive of it any other way now. The way she “does” her mom‘s voice (it‘s like the mom on That 70s Show), how you can hear her getting choked up at times. I got choked up. Definite recommend on the audio. 13mo
SarahSaysRead I can't wait to listen to this! I have 10 hrs left in the Michelle Obama book so I probably won't get to it until January though. I've been wanting to watch her talk show but I don't have cable / live TV so I just watch clips on YouTube and it looks fun. 13mo
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