This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps

This Will Only Hurt a Little

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 sha...

Details This Will Only Hurt a Little

TitleThis Will Only Hurt a Little
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Audiobook

Reviews This Will Only Hurt a Little

  • 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 not something you'll think while reading Busy Philipps' book, which is going to either make it a book you love even more or a book that is even less your thing. You'll know best which kind of reader you are. Busy doesn't have a memoir because she's ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: grabbed this because I’m always searching for something easy to listen to during my commute. Confession time: I never watched Freaks and Geeks (and neither did any of you because it was cancelled for lack of viewers despite being critically acclaimed, so just stop lying about it) or Dawson’s Creek. Really the only things I can recall Busy Phillips being in were White Chicks and Co...
  • 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. She gives a glimpse of her everyday struggles and it usually is very relatable and funny. Unfortunately, getting to know her through this memoir makes me wonder if women should really look for advice from such a spiteful person. She tells it all, from ...
  • Vanessa
    So I know that Busy Philipps isn’t known for her dramatic acting roles but BOY IS SHE DRAMATIC. This memoir tells it likes it is, it’s very much Busy’s voice. If you can get past all the high school dramatics than this could be a fairly entertaining read. There’s plenty of the good stuff in here, she drops a few big Hollywood names and most stories are pretty unflattering. But honestly if you aren’t fond of OTT histrionics maybe this co...
  • 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 explains that Hollywood actresses don’t get maternity leave. For someone who bragged about being a campaign surrogate for Hillary Clinton, you would think she’d have learned a thing or two about the state of parental leave in the US. - Busy finding ...
  • Rachel
    I was surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this book. I never reach for celebrity memoirs, less out of literary snobbery and more because the celebrities I'm invested in do not usually write memoirs. But I am a fan of Busy Philipps so I thought why not, let's give it a try.Busy states early on in her book that she's a natural-born storyteller, that she knows when to embellish and when to omit details to keep her audience compelled, and I hav...
  • 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) chapter of Busy’s memoir when it arrived. The ‘Dawson’s Creek’ chapter – because how could I not? This was the show that defined my teenage years of yearning, and a couple of weeks previously myself and a bunch of rad people on Twitter ha...
  • 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 offer some interesting insights into Philipps's career as a working actress, her family life, and all the Hollywood chestnuts you expect from a celebrity memoir (while not exactly a tell-all, there is plenty of gossip and dirty laundry to be found here,...
  • Erica Villagomez-Cloutier
    I’m not sure exactly how I felt about this book. I finished it, and did want to keep reading it, but I’m not sure I actually liked it. So Busy begins with stories of her as a young child and basically go through the order of her life. Her teenage years were crazy and she didn’t make the best decisions, but hey, she was a teen trying to navigate through life. We’ve all been there. One of the great parts of the book was when Busy opened up ...
  • Claire
    This Will Only Hurt a Little is a perfect palate cleanser. It hits all the right notes for a celebrity memoir. Philipps is is happy to dish the dirt, be honest about her thoughts and feelings about everyone and everything, and at the same time is willing to be vulnerable and tackle some deeply personal events and issues. Equal parts gossipy and percipient, this memoir is an easy, and at times effecting read. Of course, none of this will come as a...
  • Naksed
    Busy Philips achieves an incredible feat in her memoirs: She manages to come across as both a batshit crayzee alcoholic and as a totally credible writer in her account of her oftentimes horrendous career as a Hollywood actress.The media have made a big deal of that awful episode with James Franco while they were shooting Freaks and Geeks but that is by no means the worst of what happened to her. There is enough body shaming, rejection, cruel bull...
  • Krista Regester
    I want to be Busy Philipps's bff.::so I can tell her how to make her next book better::
  • Liz
    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.
  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    I'm really glad I picked up this book! Busy Phillips seemed very real and honest. But, every time I read a celebrity's memoir, I love the first half and get bored with the second half...this book was no different. That being said, I really did enjoy this book. I've already added half of the stuff she's acted in to my TV queue :)
  • Brittany
    Unapologetically written.Busy Philipps just wants to be loved, be seen, and feel heard. Her road to fulfill those wishes is BUMPY. Trouble always seems to find those who grow up too fast, but when you have a void so deep within you, trying to fill it is all you can do to try and survive.This book may have some triggers for sensitive readers.I cried for this woman, cheered for her, got angry at her bullies. Busy names names, whether it was a perso...
  • Ashley (pawingthroughpages)
    I only knew of Busy from Dawson's Creek to be honest. I didn't know how I felt at first once I dove into her memoir, but she really grew on me by the end!
  • Laura Berendts
    2 / 5 Dang. I LIKE Busy Phillips a lot. I love Freaks and Geeks, I like Dawson’s Creek, and I like her Instagram stories. I too thought her friendship w/ Michelle Williams was ~goals~. But this book, woof.First, it’s a celebrity memoir. And I should not have been fooled into thinking that because it was from a cool girl that it wouldn’t be mired with all the same issues that celebrity memoirs ALWAYS have. The biggest one that jumps out here...
  • Suzanne
    First off! Props to Busy for giving a candid account of her life and career. So many names and stories revealed and such amazingly candid moments about her life. Really, really enjoyed reading about her life and journey so far! Awesome book!
  • 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 different from watching her on Instagram. Like, the number of videos I have screengrabbbed because, I am this person crying in her hotel room about how nothing really works to make her feel fully healthy, or my God, it is so hard to meet someone today, t...
  • Emily
    "I have anxiety attacks and eat nachos and drink margaritas and live my life and live my life and live my life and live my life. For me. For you. To entertain you. To be seen. It's the only thing I've ever wanted."I enjoyed Busy's book very much! She's a fun and amusing person, and it was entertaining to be in her head for a bit. I can relate to being "too much", and I admire her boldness and honesty. This book is like talking to your friend - it...
  • Valentina
    'I’m Busy Philipps. Have we met? I say I’m going to do something, and then I go, and I fucking do it. I wanted to go for a walk around the block when I was two. And I went. I wanted to get out of Arizona. And I did. I wanted to be in TV shows and movies. And I did. I wanted this life. And I got it. And now I wanted a late-night talk show. And here we are. Here I am.’I honestly only knew Busy from starring as Pacey’s girlfriend on Dawson...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    Absolutely fabulous on audio!
  • britt_brooke
    The only thing I’ve ever seen Busy Philipps in is Dawson’s Creek (Pacey forever 💕), but I’m a sucker for celebrity memoirs, so I grabbed this from the library and promptly started following her on IG. I adored the conversational tone. Some folks might not like that approach, but it felt like we were a couple of friends hanging out, gushing and bitching about life. I liked that. She’s not afraid to admit mistakes along with triumphs. I ...
  • Aimee
    Probably the best memoir I’ve ever read. Incredible.
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    THANKS FOR BEING AN AMAZING FIRST READ OF 2019 BUSY PHILIPPS!! review to come but holy shit one of the best memoirs EVER
  • Kait
    This is the celebrity memoir you DREAM of reading--candid, engrossing, relatable. Busy is as entertaining and honest on the page as she is on screen.
  • Emily Nielsen
    WOW. I expected to enjoy myself reading this because Busy’s such a likable and entertaining person, but I was truly blown away by how incredible this was. It had so much heart and depth and feeling and I felt like I was with her every step of the way. This is a shining example of what a celebrity memoir should be, and I recommend it to everyone regardless of how familiar you are with her work. Absolutely excellent, I know she’s got plenty of ...
  • 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 obstacles. Huge thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me this ARC ❤ 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 creat...
  • Lauren Edwards
    Every page is a neon sign screaming for attention. She is rude. She’s selfish. She’s vapid and vain.