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  • This Will Only Hurt a Little

  • By: Busy Philipps
  • Narrated by: Busy Philipps
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,443
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,121

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 of all sizes.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like it so much...

  • By Amy Isbell on 10-18-18

Hubris through a victim lens or vice versa

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

She’s a really good actress so it’s perfectly read / performed which makes it highly listenable.

The content isn’t exactly compelling. Most stories center around typical physically or emotionally injury.

She clearly views herself as exceptional, in turn presents childhood injuries as exceptional and noteworthy.

A charmed life, well told with a hugh lack of perspective. She also definitely never misses an opportunity for a name drop which adds a layer of gross.

It’s exactly like her instagram, nothing is quite real, manipulatively self effacing, lacking real passion.

She’s like a Kristen Belle, Reese Witherspoon type, flowered dresses on book covers with “do you know who I am” pull overs.

I’d like her to delve into the narcissist parts, if you cheat in all your relationship why not dig in to that pattern? Make that a human examination instead of just being like “I know! I’m awful”

5 of 6 people found this review helpful