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Hollywood’s best friend, she’s always been the funny sidekick.
And now she’s written a book that I devoured in a brand new medium I’ve tried a few times but not got into till now.
This is the second book of my 34 in 34 challenge where I attempt to read or in this case listen to 34 books in my 34th year of life.
You can check out the other books here.
What is it about?
Narrated with Busy’s effervescent drawl she dives deep into the good, bad and ugly of Hollywood and her life as you’ve never seen or heard before.
I love a good Hollywood book, in fact I devoured Rob Lowe’s Stories I Only Tell My Friends about growing up in the Brat Pack with Charlie Sheen and Tom Cruise, but Busy was from my era.
I was a HUGE Dawson’s Creek fan and always got a thrill when I saw her in something.
She’s funny, smart and a total actress so I knew I would enjoy this book.
I’ve had an Audible account for a long time, and at various times tried to get into it but with an attention span of a goldfish and this challenge looming over my head, I knew I wanted to get through this book but I’m not able to read as much now.
So, I decided to try listening to Audiobooks on my commute into work and so far I really enjoyed it!
Back to the book
It’s incredibly topical as she talks about Harvey Weinstein, what it was really like on the set of Dawson’s Creek and her mis-spent youth which made her the person she is today.
She also doesn’t shy away from the things that she should hide like how she emotionally cheated on her husband or how they went to therapy together and alone to fix their marriage.
You feel you are with her at every step of the way and come out the other side rooting for her to achieve the epiphany she manifests at the end of the book which has already come true.
So is This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips worth your time? If you’re a fan of her work or want something fun to listen to while on your commute or to do around the house, then I would recommend this book for sure.
It is a fascinating look into Busy as a person and her gift as a story teller is truly astounding.
Would I recommend it?
I would recommend you read or listen to This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips if you’re a fan of her or a fan of pop culture as it’s a nice escape, very dark at times, but also very entertaining and very real.