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This Will Only Hurt a Little

Narrated by: Busy Philipps
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
5 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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Looooovvved!

I loved this book! I’ve always known if Busy Philipps as a actor but given that I was born in 1990, I only remember seeing her in White chicks and cougar town. I didn’t know that much about her. I had no idea this life that she has lived. I found this fascinating, truly real and raw story and I couldn’t stop listening to it!

I love the fact that Busy narrated her own book. Adding testament to the wonderful life she has lived. I especially loved the impression of her mother.

I am now I big fan and I am definitely going to watch Freak and Geeks

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awesome really enjoyed it <br />great stories

I'm now a fan of Busy !
loved it
write another one Busy! please yay

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Amazing narration

One of the best audiobooks I’ve listened to! So moving and funny and authentic. Highly recommend.

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best performance

Best audio performance I've heard yet, love how Busy tears up at the emotional parts. Classic Busy.

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Busy rocks it

Really fun listen. Busy narrates a great story and retells such detail of her childhood and life. Really interesting and enjoyable

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Busy your a bad ass!!

A must read / listen !! Busy hits all stops. You're shocked and cry happy and laugh and cry laugh I enjoyed this book so much and listen to her read it even better !!!

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Beautiful

Love Busy; her honesty, her story, and her words. Enjoyed this book from start to finish.

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Great read

I really enjoyed this book. Busy shares a lot of personal stories as well as some cool insights into he career and is really honest. really enjoyed this and would recommend to anyone that likes to know actors journey's or wants to read about strong women.

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So glad I went with the audio book!

Relatable, Interesting, Raw, Funny.. I could not wait for my commute each day to listen!

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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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  • 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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  • Ian48
  • 11-12-2018

If you love Busy, you'll love this

Busy is so honest and it's amazing to think she feels the same way as an everyday human! She's had some battles, obviously she's still a star so some bits are unrelatable, and she's quite ott with the acting sometimes, but that's just her and she's self aware about that! The voices she does are so funny, i agree with Jon Ronson who recommended it on Twitter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-11-2018

perfect

Incredibly honest, heart breaking and hilarious in equal measure. This book made me laugh and cry and really just made me love her

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-11-2018

Great book, could have been longer!

Addictive to listen too, and very well read. I would have loved it to be longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-11-2018

One of the Best Audiobiographies

I've been a fan of Busy for a long time but regardless the emotion and storytelling added to the audio version of this touching and truthful book is so satisfying.

The last couple yrs of her life are described quite briefly, to some relief, as I hope we'll get a follow up in a few yrs.

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  • Maja
  • 17-11-2018

Honest and wonderful!

Thank you Busy for writing and reading this book! It was honest and wonderful and made me laugh and cry even when traveling with public transport! Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Would definitely recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-2018

All the feels

Love Busy! Love this book! So honest, raw, funny, happy, sad, real.

Wishing you every success with this book, your show and your future.

Allison

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  • 02-11-2018

Fantastic. A clever, moving and inspirational read

I've been a fan of Busy ever since Freaks and Geeks, and her books is just as candid as one might expect. Brutally honest and sometimes raw, it's also incredibly funny and full of wit. Narration by the author only helps in the enjoyment of this

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  • iammelissagilbert
  • 31-10-2018

I literally love Busy Phillipps

Listen she's pretty remarkable! I was a fan of BP and now I'm a bigger one. Her honesty and sincerity throughout this book is fantastic. Some of her stories recounting what has happened to her, her friends and family are shocking and had me in tears. Her book makes you feel each emotion along with her, which not only shows you how real it is but how fantastic her writing really is.
This makes me like her even more, than I did already.
I literally want to meet her, give her a hug and say "you are worth it" "I see you" (once you read/listen to this you'll get that reference.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-10-2018

Amazing

Loved it. Lived it. What a story teller! Busy Phillips honesty blew me away and I hope there's more books in her future excited for busy tonight