This Will Only Hurt a Little

Author(s): Busy Phillips

biography & memoir

'Funny, refreshingly candid memoir about Hollywood, motherhood and BFFhood' Cosmopolitan

'Busy is a legit writer with a voice as clear as a bell' Tina Fey

'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??'


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I've been a fan of Busy Phillips since her Freaks & Geeks days and reading this book felt like stories you tell friends over coffee - from the vulnerable to the heartbreaking to the hilarious. If you like personal essays and pop culture you will like this book.

Alicia, The Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9780751575231
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Sphere
  • : 0.41
  • : September 2018
  • : 2.4 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Busy Phillips
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 791.45028092
  • : 288