THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'Busy is a legit writer with a voice as clear as a bell' Tina Fey
'Funny, refreshingly candid memoir about Hollywood, motherhood and BFFhood' Cosmopolitan
'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??'
'Candid, painful and extremely wryly funny' Stylist
'Like most women, famous or not, bad things have happened to Busy Philipps - as well as weird stuff, jawdropping stuff and heartwarming stuff' Refinery29
'This Will Only Hurt a Little has stopped me in my tracks completely' Sophie Heawood, Observer
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
As followers of her intensely personal Instagram know, Busy Philipps is earnest, engaging and funny as heck. Her memoir is filled with unvarnished honesty, including reflections on her chaotic teen years, her experiences on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek and the way-underrated Cougar Town, and her struggles as a working mother. This swift read has the first-draft rawness of a text message; Philipps’ refreshing candour—whether she’s discussing an on-set altercation with costar James Franco or her battles with a lifelong anxiety disorder—is never less than entertaining.