in conversation with Adam Scott
discussing her book,
This Will Only Hurt a Little
The Bootleg Theatre
2220 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90057
$33 General Admission seating + Book
$43 Reserved Section seating + Book
$20 General Admission Seating (on sale Sep 23)
Busy Philipps is an actress best known for roles in cult TV classics like Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, Cougar Town, ER, and, most recently, HBO’s Vice Principals. She has appeared in fan-favorite films such as Made of Honor, I Don’t Know How She Does It, He’s Just Not That Into You, White Chicks, and The Gift. She also was one of the writers of the hit film Blades of Glory and hosted of late-night talk show Busy Tonight, on E!.
“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
This Will Only Hurt a Little showcases Busy’s wry wit, skillful storytelling, and an unvarnished perspective that is by turns vulnerable and self-assured. From (in her mom’s one-of-a-kind words) “acing out in her nudes” as an already headstrong two-year-old, through painful and painfully funny teenage years in Scottsdale, Arizona, to finding her voice and her place as a working actress, wife, mother, and fiercely loyal friend—Busy’s reflections on life, love, and making a living are smart and refreshingly honest.
Busy Philipps opens up about chafing against a sexist system rife with on-set bullying and body shaming, being there when friends face shattering loss, enduring devastating personal and professional betrayals from those she loved best, and struggling with postpartum anxiety and the challenges of motherhood.
But Busy also brings to each page her sly sense of humor and the unshakeable sense that disappointment shouldn’t stand in the way of one’s dreams. The rough patches in her life are tempered by times of hilarity and joy: leveraging a flawless impression of “Cher” from Clueless into her first paid acting gig, helping reinvent a genre with cult classic Freaks and Greeks, becoming fast friends with Dawson’s Creekcastmate Michelle Williams, staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men-themed hallucination, and juggling a thriving career and a young family.
Adam Scott is an award-winning actor, director and producer. Known for his role as ‘Ben Wyatt’ in the NBC sitcom PARKS AND RECREATION, he also starred as ‘Derek’ in the film STEP BROTHERS and ‘Henry Pollard’ in the acclaimed Starz sitcom, PARTY DOWN. Adam was most recently seen in the second season of the award-winning HBO series, BIG LITTLE LIES, which was nominated for a 2017 TCA Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials.” He’s also reoccurring in NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE, for which he received a TEEN CHOICE AWARD for “Choice TV Villain.” Additionally, Adam will be hosting ABC’s gameshow DON’T, which is executively produced by Ryan Reynolds. This past season, he starred opposite Craig Robinson in the 20th Century Fox TV paranormal-comedy series, GHOSTED, that his Getting’ Rad Productions also produced. His film, FUN MOM DINNER, which he both stars in and executive produced, also through Gettin’ Rad, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was purchased by Netflix.
He was nominated for the “Best First Feature” Independent Spirit Award in 2017 and won a 2017 GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Film – Limited Release” as a producer on OTHER PEOPLE, and was also nominated for “Best Actor” for his performance in THE VICIOUS KIND in 2009. Adam starred in and produced the independent feature, THE OVERNIGHT, which premiered at Sundance in 2015 and was the first feature film produced by Gettin’ Rad Productions. THE GREATEST EVENT IN TELEVISION HISTORY was Gettin’ Rad Productions’ first project in 2012 and was created, directed, produced, written and starred in by Adam.
Adam has appeared in BLACK MASS opposite Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton, and MY BLIND BROTHER opposite Nick Kroll and Jenny Slate. His other film credits include: FLOWER, THE DISASTER ARTIST, KRAMPUS, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, FRIENDS WITH KIDS, A.C.O.D., HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, THE GUILT TRIP, BACHELORETTE, LEAP YEAR, KNOCKED UP, MONSTER-IN-LAW and THE AVIATOR.