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  • Written by: Busy Philipps
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  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (721 ratings)

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This Will Only Hurt a Little

Written by: Busy Philipps
Narrated by: Busy Philipps
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Publisher's Summary

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougartown who has become “[T]he breakout star on Instagram stories.... [I]magine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” (The New Yorker). 

Busy Philipps’ autobiographical audiobook 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?”

©2018 Busy Phillips (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Full of energy, really entertaining

Fun and cheeky, Busy Phillips is the perfect narrator. Great read from start to finish!

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Loved this book!

This was an entertaining story - I’m glad I bought it. The author’s energy and impressions while reading it made it fun to listen to.

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Relatable and Entertaining! We are all Busy.

Loved this book. Busy's real no-nonsense style comes across perfectly in this memoir. I am the same age and could put myself in her shoes for many of the book's life moments. Thank you for sharing your journey, Busy!

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Witty, real and everything you want it to be!

This book is everything you expect it to be from the hilarious rebel that is the talented Busy Philipps. She is real about Hollywood in a way that many other celebs have never done or would be scared to do. She talks about tough things and is brutally honest about her struggles and how they have affected her and shaped her into the person she is today. She will take you on an emotional journey. It will gut punch you in places and in other places will make you angry and even heartbroken but make no mistake, this book will make you laugh because she IS the witty rebel you expect her to be. She just doesn’t give a f*ck and is simply here to tell her story, the good, the bad and the ugly!

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Eye opener!

Hollywood isnt all glitz, glam and wealth! Loved the book, especially the rawness and openness.

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Amazing!

I absolutely loved listening to this raw, powerful and often hilarious memoir! I found myself pressing play any chance I could get!

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Interesting!

I honestly never watched any of Busys shows, but I loved hearing about her life!

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Phenomenal!

I have listened to this book a few times now. I absolutely love Busy and it was inspiring to hear her story. She is just so real, no bs and I love that!

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Refreshingly Raw

I love Busy Phillips, so when I found this on Audible, I had to buy it. I was not disappointed. I listened while on a long-distance drive.
I laughed. I cried. I cringed.
It was a genuine, raw, drama-filled, but easy, listen. Like she was telling the story at a sleepover in our pj’s.
More, please!!

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Love Busy!!

such a great narrator!! I love her!! funny from the beggining until the end! such a sweetheart! Luv u Busy!

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