This Will Only Hurt a Little

Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction

Auteur: Busy Philipps
Uitgever: Little, Brown
  • Engels
  • 9780751575231
  • oktober 2018
  • Paperback
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Busy Philipps

Elizabeth Jean 'Busy' Philipps (Oak Park, 25 juni 1979) is een Amerikaans televisie- en filmactrice. Ze was voor het eerst te zien in de televisieserie Freaks and Geeks en een jaar daarna in Dawson's Creek. In 2000 debuteerde ze als filmactrice in The Smokers. Philipps trouwde in juni 2007 met scriptschrijver Marc Silverstein (van onder meer He's Just Not That Into You). Samen hebben ze twee dochters *Exclusief eenmalige gastrollen

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Actress and author of the courageous New York Times bestselling memoir High on Arrival, Mackenzie Phillips—Hollywood's go-to person on substance abuse and a visible and outspoken advocate for addiction awareness and education—brings her knowledge and voice on the subject of recovery for the first time, and shares her experiences for those who are trying to overcome addiction.

As the daughter of lead singers of the 1960s band The Mamas and The Papas, Mackenzie Phillips grew up in a dysfunctional environment and subsequently battled a near-fatal drug addiction. Now, delivered with warmth and candor, she presents the wisdom she gained from her own personal journey through addictions and her understanding of practical treatment from her work as a rehabilitation counselor. Using her own life experiences as examples of proven recovery methods, she shares the tools and holistic approaches that are available to help you on your journey to recovery.

Treatment is not "one-size-fits-all" and Mackenzie encourages addicts and their support networks to research the methods that most effectively address their individual physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Used by both recovering addicts and their families, Mackenzie's book is a message of hope and reminds us that sobriety is a lifelong journey of the spirit that allows us to lift ourselves up even when we stumble and fall.


Perfect for fans of 1990s TV and pop culture in general. Actress Philipps covers her time in shows like Dawson's Creek and Freaks and Geeks, while also talking about growing up, making it in Hollywood and becoming a mum. I listened to it as an audiobook, which Philipps herself read. Really entertaining * BBC (Online) * In the Hollywood actor's down-to-earth memoir, she writes about the sexual assault she experienced aged 14, plus the sexism that's still rife in the film industry. It's open, honest, and utterly wise * Elle (Best Feminist Books to Gift this Christmas) * Frank and often painful yet extremely funny, this memoir from actress Busy Philipps will have you hooked from the first page * Love It * A freewheeling tour through Busy Philipps's career, relationships and on-and-off-again stardom * New York Times * A funny, insightful memoir * Stylist * As funny as her infamously iconic Instagram Stories, the moments chronicled [in This Will Only Hurt a Little] with her signature wit-from her friendships to 'staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men-themed hallucination, and more'-will leave you with a smile on your face * Elle * Aptly, the cover of Philipps's memoir is Instagram bait: the star wears a Pepto Bismol suit, pussy-bow blouse and gold hoop earrings the size of curtain rings. It is bold, gutsy, pretty, but with an edge - and has nothing on the raw impact of the stories . . . Though true to the tenor of her Instagram posts, there are also anecdotes to make you cackle: from the gawky teen years in Arizona, via her early 20s on the febrile sets of teen dramas and on to motherhood catastrophes * Evening Standard * This Will Only Hurt a Little has stopped me in my tracks completely and made me rethink everything we think we know about shiny, sunny social media stars. Reading it felt like a punch in the guts . . . -- Sophie Heawood * Observer * [Busy Philipps is] a charismatic, relatable storyteller . . . the book is unabashedly honest and personal about everything: motherhood, marriage, family, friendships, anxiety, ageing, Hollywood, and sexual assault * Refinery29 UK * [Busy Philipps is] even more candid and even more loveable than in her famous Instagram Stories . . . hugely refreshing . . . She's a star ascending and everyone loves her for it -- Lucy Scholes * Independent * Candid, painful and extremely wryly funny, this memoir from actor Busy Philipps deals with the heavy (assault, bullying, post-partum depression) and the happy (meeting best friend Michelle Williams, building a career, learning to speak her mind). All you need to know is Tina Fey is a fan * Stylist * Like most women, famous or not, bad things have happened to Busy Philipps - as well as weird stuff, jawdropping stuff and heartwarming stuff. Over her 20 years in the industry, she's seen it all, and she's here to share it all in her candid, thoughtful and hilarious book debut * Refinery29 * Calling out abuse on set, the expendability of being an actress/woman and the slings and arrows of love, friendships and selfhood, Philipps lets rip while inspiring readers on how to navigate life * Emerald Street * [Explores] the tricky path of growing from a girl into a woman, supporting friends through the hardest of times, grappling with motherhood and keeping things on the funny side. Busy's a lovely and entertaining voice to spend some quality time with * Stylist * Busy Phillipps's frank and funny memoir highlights why she's our Instagram crush bar none * Red (Ten books to read this October) * Ruler of Instagram and our hearts Busy Philipps brings her frank humour to the book world * Elle (28 Best Books to Read This Autumn) * If you think you know Busy from her Instagram stories, you don't know the half of it. This book delves deeply and candidly into Busy's life in a way that will surprise and delight you. She does not shy away from the darker stories, but she'll make you laugh (hard) while you read them. You might not even know if the tears or from laughter or sorrow or recognition. You will see yourself in the book. You can't help it. We are lucky to have Busy's rigorously authentic book (personality) in our lives -- Jenni Konner To know Busy Philipps is to love Busy Philipps (and follow her on Instagram). And now, it's also to read her funny, refreshingly candid memoir about Hollywood, motherhood and BFFhood (with her Dawson's Creek castmate Michelle Williams, of course) * Cosmopolitan * You guys!! Busy is a legit writer with a voice as clear as a bell. This book is honest, funny, intimate, and well-observed by a person who has observed some sh*t * Tina Fey * Judy Blume meets Karl Ove Knausgaard meets one brave woman from Arizona. On the page, Philipps' toughness shines through - a rare and feminine ethical code; devoted and blunt. It's a thrill to watch her stumble right up until the very moment she storms the f*cking gates. Also: just as casually addictive as her Instastories but no guilt because it's a book -- Miranda July

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