Review: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

4 June, 2018 / 2 Comments

I love Amy Schumer.  I think she’s hilarious.  The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is funny, but also very real.  Amy Schumer obviously makes you laugh throughout and tells things in a comedic way, but she also goes deep into certain issues.  She brings up her hardships from life, such as her dad’s illness, being abused, etc.  She also discusses issues she feels strongly about, such as how women are portrayed in the media and gun violence.  She says at one point how several of her fans do not like this realness.  All they want are jokes and laughter.  I commend Amy Schumer for standing up for what she believes in despite potentially losing fans.  Sure, being funny and entertaining is great, but she has a platform, so why not use it to try to better the world?

I like how honest she is in this book.  She lays everything on the table – I mean everything.  She’s not shy.  She doesn’t have shame.  I respect that.  I liked that she included messages to other women.  Maybe people can learn from her mistakes.

Schumer is the narrator of the audiobook – I honestly couldn’t see it being any other way.  I very much enjoyed listening to her telling her story and making me laugh.

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About the book

My Copy: Audiobook
Publication Date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: Library

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.

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2 Responses to “Review: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer”

  1. Ahh glad that you enjoyed this one! I’ve seen her in a few youtube interviews and she does seem super funny. 😀 But it’s good that she chose to put depth and tackle some serious issues in her book too…I think it’s important to balance the dark and the light.

  2. I like Amy Schumer, too – she is so funny and deadpan. I like that she brings in serious topics, too. I definitely think listening would be the way to go for this one!

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