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Publisher's Summary

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougartown who has become “[T]he breakout star on Instagram stories.... [I]magine 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 Phillips (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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I wanted to like it so much...

I think Busy is fantastic and I am such a fan. But this book SERIOUSLY didn't do it for me. It seems VERY self-congratulatory. Story told by a privileged girl from the rough streets of some of the more upperclass suburbs of Phoenix and Chicago. She goes on a handful of auditions before making breakout performances. Always throws her knee out of socket (not exactly a life-altering injury to be moaning about in a book at least THREE times.) Everytime life gets a little hard, her mom puts her on a first class flight back to wherever she can escape the hardship. It just didn't speak to me, the "troubles" she experiences really don't seem troublesome. Not exactly a "she gets it" sort of memoir. Again, I really wanted to like it, but it hurt... ALOT.

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  • Shana
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So great!

I ended up listening to this book in two sittings. The title is so perfect because there are some definite painful and uncomfortable parts that hurt my heart (I was crying in the first hour), but so much of it is burst out laughing hilarious.

People may think they have a good sense of who Busy is from her Instagram stories, but this is on a much deeper and more honest level. And she drops some very relateable truths, and I ended up feeling a real kinship with her.

Her narration is excellent. There were single sentences that made me laugh so hard because of her delivery. This is definitely one of my favorite audiobook experiences.

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F! Busy - could this be the most amazing book ever

F! Busy! Thank you for this honest, authentic, energetic memoir. I do not have the words to express how much I appreciate the words you crafted together. I love your mother. She IS A HERO!

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Why???

Why is it that not once during all the rave reviews for this one, did anyone think to warn people of the extreme vulgar language? If I had known that every other word was the F-bomb, there's no way that I would have wasted my $5 coupon on it. Just five minutes in, I was totally disgusted. Why do people think that listening to someone speak that way is funny? I'm so glad that I didn't have any young ones in proximity. Depressing to say the least.

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I feel like I know Busy IRL now

On Instagram Tom Lenk turned me onto Busys ig and I was immediately hooked. I knew her from tv a little but hadn’t really watched any of the main shots she was known for. But I enjoyed her ig persona so much. Then following her stories while she worked on this book I couldn’t wait for it to be released. Having her read it made it even more enjoyable.
Her life stories in this book will make you smile laugh and cry ... at least they did for me.
Her personality shines through in such a big and beautiful way. Even if you don’t know all the shows or people these are such real and enjoyable experiences including the difficult experiences that you can’t help but root for her!

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Pure Heart

My lord. Guys. This book. ❤️ I cried. I laughed. Just wonderfully done. Thank you Busy.

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loved it! I laughed, cried, got pissed at the way people treated her and was sad when it was over!

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So personal, relatable and honest.

I listened to this book as fast as I could. I thought Busy was relatable and personal and honest on Instagram but this book brings it to a whole new level. I was comforted by that relatability and am even more excited for her talk show to begin. I’m rooting for her success all the way and am a little sad that I don’t actually know her or have someone like her in my life. Go Busy Go!!!

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So good!

This book is a must! It’s full of stories that are at their core unbelievably relatable. I found myself both laughing and crying - the perfect getaway from the dumpster fire that is our country right now. So much love for Busy for giving us her story.

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You Deserve This Book

And every little sparking story captured in this “I’ll have my cake and eat it too” autobiography. Busy Philipps oozes personality and her performance mimics the rhythm of songs leading into each chapter. I’ve got about 45 ministers left
And I don’t want it to end. I’ve listened to the gamut of recent celebrity semi-autobiographical novels, and Busy’s honesty is refreshing. Thank you for sparkling!