The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (EPUB)
The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer. 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. With 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.
Schumer made me laugh out loud more than a few times (if you’re a fan, don’t read this on public transportation unless you don’t mind people thinking you’re losing your mind). She made me chuckle and smile quite a bit, made me a little uncomfortable sometimes, and beyond that, made me think. She’s not afraid to say exactly how she feels about issues, people, sex, drugs, her family, stand-up comedy, women’s rights, even gun control. She touches on growing up as a child of a broken marriage, and how her parents’ issues affected her. She also talks about her insecurity about her own looks. How she finally was able to embrace confidence in the face of those who criticize and disparage her.
This is a fun and occasionally moving read, and while I felt she went on a little too long at times. I really enjoyed it. Schumer doesn’t try to be anyone other than who she is. I think she’d be a fascinating person to know and spend time with. If you’re not a fan, or if strong language and sexual references make you uncomfortable, this might not be a book for you. But if you like a good laugh, and like to know how different celebrities are in “real” life versus their onstage/onscreen persona, check this one out.