Published by Touchstone on October 16th 2018
Challenge Theme: A book you meant to read in 2018
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Busy Philipps’s autobiographical book 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??”
Back in my youth I was pretty obsessed with celebrities & celebrity gossip. I would get People Magazine & US Weekly every single week. As I have gotten older I haven’t been as obsessed but I still follow celebrities on Instragram and keep up to date on the gossip. I know, I know but it entertains me. Because of this I love reading celebrity biographies. When it comes to a celebrity biography I like it to be part their childhood and what brought them to their career and part the world of celebrity. Philipp’s gives us both. Her childhood was definitely interesting and from how she describes herself back then she didn’t seem like someone I would have gotten along with BUT I can appreciate her honesty about her mistakes, especially mistakes with men. Overall I really enjoyed her memoir especially the fact that she did not hold anything back! She was brutally honest about her life, bad times and all, and she even used real names which made it much juicier. Most people change names of people, especially if talking about them in a negative way, but she definitely does not. I loved that! Overall this book entertained me very much!
“No one is going to tell you all the things you want to hear all the time. You have to know them yourself.”
“I’ve determined that just about everyone feels left out; it just comes down to how you handle it. I haven’t handled it the best, historically speaking. And truthfully, isn’t there something incredible about the fact that we all feel left out? Shouldn’t that somehow make us all feel a little less alone??”
“You can have all the money and success in the world, but when you’re a fucking asshole, you’re a fucking asshole and that’s all there is to it.”