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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' (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 Philipps (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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So so good

Busy’s impression of her mum is 10/10. I really enjoyed this read and recommend if you’re into her instagram!

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Very relatable

Absolutely love it. listened to it in just over a day. Very relatable. Thank you Busy!

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Incredible

The book was amazing. It was warm, honest and raw in parts. It felt as though a friend was sitting with me telling me their story. Busy is thoughtful and reflective in her story but also in recounting it. I'm glad to have listened.

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Amazing

Busy’s stories are outstanding and her performance is absolute perfection. It’s is the best audiobook I’ve listened to so far.

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Make Sure You're Not Too Busy

Because once you start this book you won't be able to stop listening, excellent read

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Finally took the plunge!

I have had this book in my wishlist for a while ... like a year or more. I was hesitant as I didn't know too much about her, I finally bought it and no regrets!
An interesting insight to an actress I haven't known too much about. And the way she delivers it is 10/10! Well worth a listen.

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Busy Phillips - “she’s so cool she just gets it”

Light hearted to dark life stories, experiences and observations in a Cali girl accent. If you like cursing and feminism you’ll love this.

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Such an enjoyable book

Loved it & that it was narrated by Busy who brought her story to life. I consumed it in only a couple of days it was so good. Would recommend

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say it loud and proud girlxx

wonderful voice for audio books. unapologetically blunt and never a dull moment. one tough lady.

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Brilliant from start to finish

I didn’t know what to expect when downloading this book. I liked Busy Philipps in everything I’ve seen her cast in on TV but didn’t know much about her. Just figured I’d give it a go. Busy has an incredibly relatable life story for many women and I found myself with tears rolling down my face in many parts. Brilliantly written and brilliantly read. Thank you for sharing your story Busy!

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  • RedLady
  • 24-04-2019

Loved it, very entertaining

I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as i did. But it was really good.

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  • 23-04-2019

Was skeptical but pleasantly surprised

I think Busy is amazing but waited to read her memoir due to seeing some bad reviews and underestimating her writing talent. It turns out that I’m not the first to have made that mistake and I’m so happy I was so wrong! Her memoir was addictive, beautifully written, funny, heartbreaking and always intriguing. She really knows how to tell a good anecdote and her honestly and strong, bad-ass spirit really comes through in full force. I’m absolutely in awe of her fighting nature and found myself crying along with her as she shared really brutally intimate moments of her life. I’m sure she won’t read this but I hope this review gets others to at least read it too. Thank you for sharing bits of your life with us, it helped me from within a deep depression and that is fucking priceless. x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-03-2019

It hooked me...

what a book! Busy Phillips has a way of drawing you into her world. she is real and genuine and it's a story worth listening to!

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  • Sophie
  • 23-10-2018

Must listen

Busy reading the book is perfection. My heart would break along with hers when her voice wavered or you could hear her voice breaking. It was a moving book about coming of age and life and our expectations and the reality of all of that, surrounded by other people’s trauma.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-01-2019

loved it!

First audio book and I think I chose wisely with this one. Was so great to hear Busy narrate it also, it feels like a real sit down chat with the woman that we've all gotten so unaccustomed to hearing and following her story.

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  • Nat F
  • 31-10-2018

Just as you would expect Busy Phillips to be!

A wonderfully honest and heartwarmingly frank autobiography. Listened on my very tedious commute to work, and found myself gasping and laughing out loud in equal measure.

Just fab...good luck with the talk show Busy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2020

Love it! So engaging and well narrated

Love it! So engaging and well narrated. Busy is thr best! Highly recommend for easy listening

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-2021

Fantastic delivery

Truly couldn’t stop listening. This could have easily been just another story about a bratty suburban teenager growing up into just another successful actress. But her storytelling is gripping and she makes even the smallest details feel important. You really feel how she is feeling in that moment. The gold standard of celebrity memoirs.

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  • Samantha Kinnear
  • 29-04-2021

Raw, honest and heartfelt

started and finished in one sitting. I laughed and I cried. this brutally honest recounting of a life lived. don't listen while trying to focus on something else as the feels will take over and you'll be useless for periods of time.

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  • Laura Edwards
  • 04-04-2021

Incredible

Amazing. Loved Busy before this, love her even more now, her honesty throughout the whole book is refreshing

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-2021

Really enjoyable

I'm glad this book was read by the author as I really enjoy listening to Busy's voice. There is something soothing I guess. The story and content was enough to keep me interested. Definitely recommend.

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  • Sarah Mitchell
  • 07-02-2021

Really enjoyed this

I really like what I know and see of Busy Philipps and this book didn’t disappoint me. Easy to listen to. Enjoyable and honest.

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  • Tara - Louise Rutter
  • 23-01-2021

Amazing!

This was so refreshing and so moving. I really appreciate the honesty. It reminds me that our stories as women matter and should be told. Thank you Busy Xx

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  • Kate Heard
  • 22-01-2021

Fabulous!

Beyond engaging. Busy Philipps is a joy. So sad when it ended. I highly recommend it.

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