This Will Only Hurt a Little

Author: Busy Philipps

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1501184725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7977

A hilarious, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest memoir and New York Times bestseller by the beloved comedic actress known for her roles on Freaks and Geeks, Dawson’s Creek, and Cougar Town who has become “the breakout star of Instagram stories...Imagine I Love Lucy mixed with a modern lifestyle guru” (The New Yorker). 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 a memoir “that often reads like a Real World confessional or an open diary” (Kirkus Reviews), 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 she’s 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 Dawson’s Creek castmate Michelle Williams, staging her own surprise wedding, conquering natural childbirth with the help of a Mad Men–themed hallucination, and of course, how her Instagram stories became “the most addictive thing on the internet right now” (Cosmopolitan). 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—“if you think you know Busy from her Instagram stories, you don’t know the half of it” (Jenni Konner). Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens large and small. From “candid tales of celebrity life, mom life, and general Busy-ness” (W Magazine), This Will Only Hurt a Little “is everything we’ve been dying to hear about” (Bustle).

Reading Between The Lines: Toward an Understanding of Current Social Problems

Author: Amanda Konradi,Martha A. Schmidt

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages


Category: Political Science

Page: 695

View: 5415

Drawing from a wide selection of current research and writings, Reading Between the Lines brings together accessible readings that examine a broad range of social problems and reflect different conceptual approaches. The text provides a conceptual framework for understanding social problems and enables an integrated race, class, and gender analysis.

Never Deal with a Dragon

Author: Robert N. Charrette

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN: 9780451450784

Category: Fiction

Page: 377

View: 8986

This Will Only Hurt a Little

Author: William Pickering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954207540

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 1584

This trenchant and expert book by an experienced doctor - who has worked both in hospitals and in general practice - advances the urgent case for an independent medical inspectorate to stop a host of avoidable errors which damage patients. Dr. Pickering draws on his many years of practice and on his later career as an expert witness on behalf of plaintiffs, to marshal both arguments and detailed evidence which support the need for major changes. To prevent many avoidable clinical errors and to enhance clinical practice we urgently need a local and independent body in every region, free from the NHS 'brotherhood' of vested-interests yet staffed by clinicians. These local inspectors would all investigate all clinical practices. They would do so on a regular, normal, week-by-week basis. And thus help to prevent very many everyday errors which do so much damage to patients, and which are usually both costly and unremarked, and often disastrous to patients. As Dr. Hammond says: "It was a brilliant idea. It was strongly resisted by the medical establishment.