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!. 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.

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The author of the New York Times bestseller Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar returns with a deeper and even funnier new collection of essays about the pleasures and perils of living in Kelly Oxford’s head.  Her comedic skill, down-to-earth voice, and bull’s-eye observations on the absurdity of modern life mean there is nothing quite like seeing the world through Kelly’s eyes.

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