This Will Only Hurt A Little

This Will Only Hurt A Little

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In this candid memoir, Busy opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood... 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 and now to the page, Busy delightfully showcases her wry humor and her willingness to bare it all.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018
New York :, Touchstone,, 2018
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2018
ISBN: 9781501184710
1501184717
Branch Call Number: 791.45 PHI 2018
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 22 cm

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NatashaBoozer39
Jun 20, 2019

She's the best!! I could go on and on about how amazing this book is, but I won't. I'll just say it's AMAZING!!!!!! I couldn't put it down and I'm so grateful that she wrote it!! What a national treasure she truly is!!!! LOVED IT!!!!

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Bob
May 31, 2019

Bob's wife says: I've been on a roll lately with female celeb books and this one kept popping up on 'You Might Like' lists so I gave it a try via audiobook where it was read by the author. I did not enjoy it. I found Busy needy and abrasive and very quickly wanted the book to be over.

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Linyarai
May 21, 2019

I wasn't overly familiar with Busy Philipps, but I really enjoyed her story and how straightforward and honest she was. This was a really quick read and I'd definitely pick up another of hers.

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Aquacub
May 15, 2019

A fun and easy read! It was well written, honest and interesting. If you know Busy Phillips, you can instantly recognize her voice in this book - clearly she wrote it because it is so her! lol. This was the first book I read in a year because it was entertaining and great! I just wish their were photographs, otherwise it would have been perfect. Good job, Busy!

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jasminestea
Mar 19, 2019

I loved this book! It's funny, honest and conversational in tone and incorporates the perfect amount of insight into celebrity life (because that's the reason we read their books, isn't it?). It's a biography with an effectively authentic voice and reads like she is speaking to a friend. She writes openly about the ups and downs of family life, past relationships, her mental health, and what it's like to work as an actress. She does NOT care about speaking her mind. Honestly, you finish the book identifying with Busy and wishing you were her friend. It's a fun and relatable experience that I'm considering my favourite book of the year so far. Would highly recommend. And that's the tea.

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KatG1983
Nov 28, 2018

A must read for fans of Busy Philipps, the most entertaining person on Instagram by far. The writing captures her voice perfectly.

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Drey101
Oct 29, 2018

Drey101 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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