The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.
In “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo”, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.
Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friends - an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she's experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor's secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably - but only because it's over. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
I really really liked this book. I wasn’t expecting there to be quite so many serious moments, but it was addressed so wonderfully I didn’t mind taking a break from the comedy and having some “real talk”. I particularly loved the chapters talking about her working at summer camp and her parents. They’re thoughtful, interesting and provoked reflection of my own.
Amy Schumer is someone I vaguely watch off and on, but I’m certainly no devotee. This biography put me a little more over the edge and I’d be interested in watching more of her stuff. The book certainly isn’t life-changing and she’s the first to admit she’s a work in progress, but that’s why she’s also so endearing. I’d certainly would recommend this to anyone.
Warning: Contains repeated swearing and sexual content.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Folks looking for humor, an honest portrayal and a bit of feminist flare.