Did you know that James Franco can be a bully (who carries around a copy of Dante’s Inferno)? Or that Joshua Jackson is a mansplainer?
Probably not, but Busy Philipps does, and is more than happy to share in her debut memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little.
Known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek and Coug
There’s celebrity gossip and airings of grievances, but Philipps also wades into more serious waters, detailing a teenage sexual assault, having an abortion and struggling with postpartum depression. She’s also frank
Much like on Instagram, Phillips’s writing style is candid and conversational. Reading her book is like chatting with one of your funniest friends over a glass of rosé—or three. (Permission granted to pretend you’re the Michelle Williams in this situation.)
Reminiscent of Tina Fey’s Bossypants and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, This Will Only Hurt a Little strikes the perfect balance between juicy celebrity memoir and actually-great book that’s brimming with funny stories—that have nothing to do with celebrity. (Hey, we all have some kind of seventh-grade dance horror story, right? Busy's involves a Nirvana song on repeat.)