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SO! CELEBRITY | Busy Philipps Featuring "This Will Only Hurt a Little!"


Join Anderson's Bookshops for an evening of conversation with Busy Philipps to celebrate the release of "This Will Only Hurt a Little!" Your ticket includes one pre-signed copy of the book and admission for one person. You will receive your book when you arrive at the event. They will not be available for pick up before that time. Here's what you get with each ticket: • Admittance for one person • A pre-signed copy of the new book handed to you when you arrive • A presentation • Audience Q&A Here's what you shouldn't expect: • A personalization (your name in the book) • An autograph in the book that you bought elsewhere • The opportunity to meet the author or get a photograph This event will take place on October 18 at 7pm at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville. Seating is first come, first served. Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time. We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us. Tickets are non-refundable. If you miss the event, in order to receive your book you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event. PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK There's no stopping Busy Philipps. From the time she was two and aced out in her nudes to explore the neighborhood (as her mom famously described her toddler jailbreak), Busy has always been headstrong, defiant, and determined not to miss out on all the fun. These qualities led her to leave Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of nineteen to pursue her passion for acting in Hollywood. But much like her painful and painfully funny teenage years, chasing her dreams wasn't always easy and sometimes hurt more than a little. In this stunningly candid memoir, Busy 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 the page her sly sense of humor and the unshakeable sense that disappointment shouldn't stand in her way even when shes knocked down both figuratively and literally (from a knee injury at her seventh-grade dance to a violent encounter on the set of "Freaks and Geeks"). 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 Geeks," becoming fast friends with "Dawsons Creek" castmate Michelle Williams, staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Menthemed hallucination, and more. 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 and now to the page, Busy delightfully showcases her wry humor and her willingness to bare it all. MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR Busy Philipps is an actress best known for roles in cult TV classics like "Dawsons Creek," "Freaks & Geeks," "Cougar Town," "ER," and most recently, HBOs "Vice Principals." She has appeared in fan-favorite films such as "Made of Honor," "I Dont Know How She Does It," "Hes Just Not That Into You," "White Chicks," and "The Gift." She also was one of the writers of the hit film "Blades of Glory." Busy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two daughters.

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