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Publisher's Summary

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' (The New Yorker).  

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 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?

©2018 Busy Philipps (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Just as you would expect Busy Phillips to be!

A wonderfully honest and heartwarmingly frank autobiography. Listened on my very tedious commute to work, and found myself gasping and laughing out loud in equal measure.

Just fab...good luck with the talk show Busy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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If you love Busy, you'll love this

Busy is so honest and it's amazing to think she feels the same way as an everyday human! She's had some battles, obviously she's still a star so some bits are unrelatable, and she's quite ott with the acting sometimes, but that's just her and she's self aware about that! The voices she does are so funny, i agree with Jon Ronson who recommended it on Twitter.

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perfect

Incredibly honest, heart breaking and hilarious in equal measure. This book made me laugh and cry and really just made me love her

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Great book, could have been longer!

Addictive to listen too, and very well read. I would have loved it to be longer.

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One of the Best Audiobiographies

I've been a fan of Busy for a long time but regardless the emotion and storytelling added to the audio version of this touching and truthful book is so satisfying.

The last couple yrs of her life are described quite briefly, to some relief, as I hope we'll get a follow up in a few yrs.

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Honest and wonderful!

Thank you Busy for writing and reading this book! It was honest and wonderful and made me laugh and cry even when traveling with public transport! Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Would definitely recommend this book.

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All the feels

Love Busy! Love this book! So honest, raw, funny, happy, sad, real.

Wishing you every success with this book, your show and your future.

Allison

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Fantastic. A clever, moving and inspirational read

I've been a fan of Busy ever since Freaks and Geeks, and her books is just as candid as one might expect. Brutally honest and sometimes raw, it's also incredibly funny and full of wit. Narration by the author only helps in the enjoyment of this

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I literally love Busy Phillipps

Listen she's pretty remarkable! I was a fan of BP and now I'm a bigger one. Her honesty and sincerity throughout this book is fantastic. Some of her stories recounting what has happened to her, her friends and family are shocking and had me in tears. Her book makes you feel each emotion along with her, which not only shows you how real it is but how fantastic her writing really is.
This makes me like her even more, than I did already.
I literally want to meet her, give her a hug and say "you are worth it" "I see you" (once you read/listen to this you'll get that reference.

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Amazing

Loved it. Lived it. What a story teller! Busy Phillips honesty blew me away and I hope there's more books in her future excited for busy tonight

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  • Nat F
  • 10-31-18

Just as you would expect Busy Phillips to be!

A wonderfully honest and heartwarmingly frank autobiography. Listened on my very tedious commute to work, and found myself gasping and laughing out loud in equal measure.

Just fab...good luck with the talk show Busy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Ian48
  • 12-11-18

If you love Busy, you'll love this

Busy is so honest and it's amazing to think she feels the same way as an everyday human! She's had some battles, obviously she's still a star so some bits are unrelatable, and she's quite ott with the acting sometimes, but that's just her and she's self aware about that! The voices she does are so funny, i agree with Jon Ronson who recommended it on Twitter.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-18

perfect

Incredibly honest, heart breaking and hilarious in equal measure. This book made me laugh and cry and really just made me love her

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-24-18

Great book, could have been longer!

Addictive to listen too, and very well read. I would have loved it to be longer.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-18

One of the Best Audiobiographies

I've been a fan of Busy for a long time but regardless the emotion and storytelling added to the audio version of this touching and truthful book is so satisfying.

The last couple yrs of her life are described quite briefly, to some relief, as I hope we'll get a follow up in a few yrs.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Maja
  • 11-17-18

Honest and wonderful!

Thank you Busy for writing and reading this book! It was honest and wonderful and made me laugh and cry even when traveling with public transport! Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Would definitely recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-18

All the feels

Love Busy! Love this book! So honest, raw, funny, happy, sad, real.

Wishing you every success with this book, your show and your future.

Allison

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-18

Fantastic. A clever, moving and inspirational read

I've been a fan of Busy ever since Freaks and Geeks, and her books is just as candid as one might expect. Brutally honest and sometimes raw, it's also incredibly funny and full of wit. Narration by the author only helps in the enjoyment of this

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  • iammelissagilbert
  • 10-31-18

I literally love Busy Phillipps

Listen she's pretty remarkable! I was a fan of BP and now I'm a bigger one. Her honesty and sincerity throughout this book is fantastic. Some of her stories recounting what has happened to her, her friends and family are shocking and had me in tears. Her book makes you feel each emotion along with her, which not only shows you how real it is but how fantastic her writing really is.
This makes me like her even more, than I did already.
I literally want to meet her, give her a hug and say "you are worth it" "I see you" (once you read/listen to this you'll get that reference.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-28-18

Amazing

Loved it. Lived it. What a story teller! Busy Phillips honesty blew me away and I hope there's more books in her future excited for busy tonight

Sort by:
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nat F
  • 10-31-18

Just as you would expect Busy Phillips to be!

A wonderfully honest and heartwarmingly frank autobiography. Listened on my very tedious commute to work, and found myself gasping and laughing out loud in equal measure.

Just fab...good luck with the talk show Busy!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Ian48
  • 12-11-18

If you love Busy, you'll love this

Busy is so honest and it's amazing to think she feels the same way as an everyday human! She's had some battles, obviously she's still a star so some bits are unrelatable, and she's quite ott with the acting sometimes, but that's just her and she's self aware about that! The voices she does are so funny, i agree with Jon Ronson who recommended it on Twitter.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-18

perfect

Incredibly honest, heart breaking and hilarious in equal measure. This book made me laugh and cry and really just made me love her

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-24-18

Great book, could have been longer!

Addictive to listen too, and very well read. I would have loved it to be longer.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-18

One of the Best Audiobiographies

I've been a fan of Busy for a long time but regardless the emotion and storytelling added to the audio version of this touching and truthful book is so satisfying.

The last couple yrs of her life are described quite briefly, to some relief, as I hope we'll get a follow up in a few yrs.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Maja
  • 11-17-18

Honest and wonderful!

Thank you Busy for writing and reading this book! It was honest and wonderful and made me laugh and cry even when traveling with public transport! Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Would definitely recommend this book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-18

All the feels

Love Busy! Love this book! So honest, raw, funny, happy, sad, real.

Wishing you every success with this book, your show and your future.

Allison

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-18

Fantastic. A clever, moving and inspirational read

I've been a fan of Busy ever since Freaks and Geeks, and her books is just as candid as one might expect. Brutally honest and sometimes raw, it's also incredibly funny and full of wit. Narration by the author only helps in the enjoyment of this

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • iammelissagilbert
  • 10-31-18

I literally love Busy Phillipps

Listen she's pretty remarkable! I was a fan of BP and now I'm a bigger one. Her honesty and sincerity throughout this book is fantastic. Some of her stories recounting what has happened to her, her friends and family are shocking and had me in tears. Her book makes you feel each emotion along with her, which not only shows you how real it is but how fantastic her writing really is.
This makes me like her even more, than I did already.
I literally want to meet her, give her a hug and say "you are worth it" "I see you" (once you read/listen to this you'll get that reference.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-28-18

Amazing

Loved it. Lived it. What a story teller! Busy Phillips honesty blew me away and I hope there's more books in her future excited for busy tonight