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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Written by Amy Schumer

Narrated by Amy Schumer


The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Written by Amy Schumer

Narrated by Amy Schumer

ratings:
4.5/5 (433 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Aug 16, 2016
ISBN:
9781508222019
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Editor's Note

Funny and extremely personal…

Feminist comedian Amy Schumer has written one of the funniest and well-loved memoirs of the past decade. Any fan needs to read this (and everybody else needs to read it to become a fan).

Description

"Amy's got your back. She's in your corner. She's an honesty bomb. And she's coming for you."
-Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star

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 friend-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.
Released:
Aug 16, 2016
ISBN:
9781508222019
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

AMY SCHUMER has become one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. Her smash hit television series, Inside Amy Schumer, has won a Peabody Award, a Critics' Choice Television Award, and two Primetime Emmy awards. She wrote and starred in her first feature-length film, Trainwreck, which dominated the 2015 summer comedy international box office. It was nominated for two Golden Globes and won both the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy and a Hollywood Film Award for Comedy of the Year. 


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  • (4/5)
    I love Amy's voice here. Always authentic, frequently funny, and often moving
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this book. I am a fan of Amy Schumer's comedy, but this book made me like her even more. I appreciate how unapologetic she is about her life and her actions. I was surprised to learn that she is an introvert, and I am so happy she shared that with everyone. People need to know that you can be an introvert and not be shy. You just value your alone time.
  • (4/5)
    I don't love Amy Schumer but when I saw her book at a thrift shop i went ahead and bought it. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. It was light and humorous and for me, Schuemr's humor translates much better in print. I'm surprised how much I liked this book so if you're a fan of Amy Schumer, you will probably enjoy it even more.
  • (4/5)
    I have always thought Amy Schumer was funny, but I’ve not gone out of my way to see her stuff, and wasn’t planning to read this book. I’m so glad I did! I listened to the audio, read by Amy, and absolutely loved it. I laughed, I cried, and I was surprised. She is hilarious, unashamed, crude, and so very human and relatable.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  • (3/5)
    Schumer manages a nice balance of humor and serious revelations about herself and her family.
  • (4/5)
    I expected a rollicking read of hilarious anecdotes about sex and men but instead I read about serious issues like family members with MS, the importance of gun control laws after a shooting in a theatre showing Trainwreck. Don't get me wrong Amy still writes her funny stuff too but she has a depth and seriousness that I never knew about. I was sad when the book ended and I rushed right home to get my Trainwreck DVD out. Good job Amy!
  • (4/5)
    I really like Amy Schumer as a person. She makes me uncomfortable sometimes because she is so open and uncensored, but I also think she is intelligent, a feminist, honest, hardworking, and, duh, funny! The first half of the book felt like her attempt to be funny on paper, which didn't work all that well for me. Kinda raunchy and forced. Then the second half of the book was wonderful. There were less walls and she didn't hide behind the jokes as much. There she talks about body image, abusive relationships, her parents, and a shooting that happened during a viewing of Trainwreck and how strongly she feels about gun control. Don't get me wrong, Schumer still has her authentic potty mouth, but I could feel some of the uncomfortableness of her life without having to laugh it off. I like her very much!
  • (4/5)
    Amy Schumer's book comes out at a time when it seems like every celebrity in the world has a book out: some collection of essays about their life, showcasing how funny they are and what their life is like as a celebrity. In Schumer's, we hear about her life from childhood to her post Trainwreck success and nearly everything in between: her friendships, her relationships, her parents, and her growth as a comedian. And, of course, a lot about sex. The book is told in a series of chapters - essays if you will - each one covering a particular moment in Schumer's life. They don't go in any particular order, but cover the gamut of her range of experiences.

    I found this book to be a refreshing and engaging celebrity book. It carried a surprising depth. I don't know a ton about Schumer, but loved Trainwreck and have had a crush on her for ages. That crush has only intensified upon reading her book, as I discovered several similarities between us: introverts who love hotdogs and have complicated relationships with their mothers, who both internalize stress to the point where it makes us sick. We're a match made in heaven! But, seriously, Schumer is an excellent writer, and her book is an easy read, with well-written and wonderful essays that range from humorous to serious (and often both).

    Her book avoided all of my usual celebrity autobiography/memoir/essay pet peeves. In this book, we really learn about Schumer, instead of just a few token stories. I was fascinated to hear about her career trajectory: you get a great look into how hard she worked in her early years as a comedian. In addition, we actually get a lot of insight into her early life-- her childhood and teenage years. What I love is that she comes across as a real human being, instead of giving us a book that is simply full of polished, trite jokes and well-worn stories.

    In fact, while parts of the book make you laugh out loud, other places make you empathize with Schumer. The book is funny, but not too funny or fake funny. And it's serious without preaching. She covers topics such as sexual assault, gun control, her father's MS, her relationship with her parents, and other serious childhood experiences that molded her, with a realism that is refreshing. Sure, there are a few "woe is me" moments about how hard it is to be a celebrity, or what it's like to have money, but they are few and far between. By the end, I admired Amy even more as a person and a comedian, and my crush will continue on stronger than ever.
  • (4/5)
    Real and funny. Real funny.
  • (4/5)
    Less humorous and more wrenching then I expected.
  • (3/5)
    This is 5th or 6th book that I have by a female humorist(Tina Fey, Emma Klein, Leno Dunham, Amy Poehler and now this) and they were all very good. I couldn't rate this higher because it was bit long and not very groundbreaking. On the good side, it was funny especially in her narrative. She dealt with some serious stuff but also gave us insight into her upbringing etc. There was a little bit too much telling us how well she treats people now that she is a star but it certainly looks like she has gotten where she is through hard work and talent. I do enjoy her work but I think one book by her would be enough.
  • (3/5)
    A memoir that you expected from a comedian.
  • (4/5)
    I picked up this audio book expecting Amy Schumer's usual brand of humor, and wasn't disappointed on that score. But I was also pleasantly surprised to find so much more here. Amy opens up about her life -- including the painful bits -- and shares stories about her past that not everyone would have the moxie to do. I give her credit for her honesty, and admire her loyalty to friends and family. Overall, an interesting, enjoyable, and very funny read. (Amy herself gives a hilarious reading of the audio version.)
  • (4/5)
    If you like Amy, then you will like this funny, raw collection of autobiographical stories. It's not trying to tell her story it's bite sized stories. The audiobook, read by Amy herself, may be the best way to enjoy this book. It will inevitably make you the person laughing to himself.
  • (4/5)
    For one of (in my opinion) the funniest stand up comedians of our generation, this book was very not-funny. I did not laugh hardly at all. Sure there were some funny one liners and quips thrown in, but overall, the book fell extremely flat in the humor department. It came wholly unexpected considering the author.Schumer has made a career with in your face, no holds barred, unapologetic humor and I was really looking forward to laughing my ass off with her first book. Sadly the laughs never came. I'm not entirely sure if that was purposeful, or if she just fell short. I'm assuming it was intentional, which I guess is a choice, I'm just not sure why it would be her choice.Most of the chapters felt very forced for me, like every chapter had to end with a life lesson, literally. It became so formulaic I found myself guessing what the life lesson would be before I reached the end of each chapter. She even begins the book by saying, I do not have any advice or life lessons for you, and then proceeds chapter after chapter to try and give us advice and life lessons. t felt almost like she was trying so hard to show that she is more then just a stand up comedian, and we can learn from her, which I absolutely believe is true, however the way she went about it just felt so pushed and out of context.There were some really great chapters that gave huge insight into a darker part of her life, which I loved! I think they could have been even stronger if the overall book had felt more lighthearted. Something Amy Poehler did wonderfully in her book! Just to throw out a comparison. You can be funny and still give us insight and depth. The chapters where she truly opened about her abuse, the shooting in the theatre where they were showing her movie, and her relationship with her mother all were really well written and drew me, and captivated me. It did what I feel a memoir should do, and that is to allow me to understand you more, scars and all. Overall though, sadly, I felt the book was mostly just sort of meh. Not at all what I was expecting. I applaud her wanting to give us another side to her then just the nasty, foul mouthed comic, but when that is who you have shown us, and made us fall in love with, I feel like maybe don't abandon us so quickly. She also continuously threw in JKJK after almost any crude joke she told, like we needed her to remind us it was a joke? It felt so odd. Like if I go and see you perform, you don't stop after everytime you tell us something sexual and remind us you're totally kidding. We get it, you're telling jokes. It felt really odd in context and distracted from the stories, and only added to the whole, not funny aspect of the book. It felt like I was reading about someone else completely with the word vagina thrown in here and there as a reminder of who wrote it. It almost felt as if she had something to prove and instead of owning her crude, unapologetic humor, she was shying away from it, while claiming not to. To be clear I am a huge fan of Amy Schumer, just not of this memoir. I'll stick with her movies, tv show and stand up.
  • (4/5)
    Fun book. Amy is hilarious.
  • (4/5)
    Amy Schumer is one of my favorite comedians. She is funny, kind, smart and honest. I've seen her live once and can not wait to see her on her next tour. When I heard she had a book coming out I couldn't wan't to read it. I got it through Book of the Month (love this book subscription). I finally picked it up last week, but found myself not loving it. I found the stories interesting, but sometimes felt forced jokes in them and the chapters seemed a bit rambling and random at times. About half way through the book, my opinion started to change. I was actually laughing out loud at times, but also really enjoying each chapter. I don't know if my mood changed or the writing changed, but I absolutely loved the second half of the book. I would definitely recommend this book. Not only is it funny, but it is smart, insightful and empowering.
  • (5/5)
    I don't know why I didn't expect to love this but I'm sure glad I was wrong. This book was awesome! I pretty much only know Amy Schumer from Trainwreck, I've never watched her show or her stand-ups so I didn't have any pre-conceived notions about her really. Which was kind of nice, it made her really down to earth even though she's clearly quite famous. In the same vein as Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, or Amy Poehler, this book virtually convinces the reader that you should be best friends with Amy, she's so relatable, funny, and real. Gah, I sound like such a fangirl. But really, I went from virtually no opinion on Amy to number one fan (except for my friend Moffett, no one can top that kind of crazy!). This book isn't a memoir it's more of a mishmash of stories, lists, photos, opinions, and comedy. It's got a little something for everyone. It can be downright hilarious hearing about her hook ups and shenanigans and then it can take a completely serious turn as she discusses her dad's MS or the shooting at one of her movie screenings. I loved all of it and I look forward to reading more of her stuff in the future.
  • (4/5)
    I read Amy Schumer's The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo even though I'm frequently disappointed with comedian's autobiographies. Some of it was pretty wonderful: when she speaks about rape and abuse and also when she talks about body acceptance. But then she has to throw in her "just to be shocking" humor, and I'm not shocked, just bored and disappointed. In my book club last month someone threw out the statement that it takes a certain kind of woman to get herself into an abusive relationship. Maybe I should give the book to her just for that.
  • (4/5)
    This book made me see Amy in a whole new light. As was mentioned in the book, she contains multitudes. After reading this book I realized that I love her outlook on life and this book has helped me learn from her, things I never imagined she would teach. Her life is so much more than what you see in her stand-up. Great read!
  • (5/5)
    Not what I was expecting in the best way possible! Shows the real person and not what the media wants us to think she is. Great read!
  • (4/5)
    Enjoyed the read. Well written. One of the first audio books I have loved.
  • (5/5)
    I was so happy to learn how real and funny she is. Loved every minute of it.
  • (5/5)
    I laughed a bunch but I also cried a bunch. I'm a sensitive, empathic guy that loves a good, human story.
  • (5/5)
    Already knew I'd love it but didn't think I'd love it this much! Thank you Amy!
  • (5/5)
    First off, I love Amy Schumer. That's why I even listened to the audio. The book was awesome. I played it on the way to and from work and it gave me a sense of peace. It was funny, heartbreaking, hopeful, and honest. It's a must read!
  • (5/5)
    Authentically Funny! Real in ways only real people can appreciate. Thank you for your honesty Amy!
  • (5/5)
    Honest, funny, a journey into a life! Really a great reading!
  • (5/5)
    I laughed - totally expected. But also cried and was moved. Brilliant. I am now a bigger fan!
  • (5/5)
    Love how absolutely real and honest she is in her book. I learned and laughed and became inspired and empowered. I am grateful for this book!