This Will Only Hurt a Little

This Will Only Hurt a Little Review

A memoir by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star on Instagram stories...imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru" (The 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?

Title:This Will Only Hurt a Little

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  • Victoria Schwab

    A really surprisingly delightful one. ...

  • Jessica Woodbury

    You know how sometimes you read a celebrity memoir and think, "Wow, who knew this person was such a good writer?" and then a minute later you think, "I hope their ghostwriter got a fat check." That is...

  • Scarlett

    DRC received through EdelweissWell, this was uncomfortable. Busy Philipps is one angry woman! She is not very famous for her great acting, but lately her Instagram stories have become more popular. Sh...

  • ALPHAreader

    ‘This Will Only Hurt a Little’ is Busy Philipps’ memoir, available in Australia by Hachette and available from October 16. Confession – I instantly flipped to the “Is This It” (The Strokes...

  • Claire Reads Books

    This book was just okay. For anyone who follows Busy Philipps's Instagram stories and is already invested in her Lekfit workouts and love of cinnamon gummy bears, This Will Only Hurt A Little will off...

  • Elizabeth

    I love this book so much 😭😭😭Honestly, this isn’t your average memoir. She takes you through the highs and lows of her life, no holding back. ...

  • Jenny Slorach

    This book is just a long list of reasons why it is hard to be a wealthy white actress. Highlights include: - Busy listing all of the times she’s been mansplained to, then without a drop of irony exp...

  • Danielle H

    It so pains me to not give this book 5 stars, but I'm going to be honest about it because I think Busy would appreciate that. Mostly, I feel this book made me not relate to her in a way that's so diff...

  • Aimee

    Probably the best memoir I’ve ever read. Incredible. ...

  • Becky

    This book made me cry within the first 100 pages but don’t let that stop you from picking it up. I have a huge appreciation for Busy’s realness and badass way of creating her life and overcoming o...