Gallery Books, 2016
Source: Audio Book, 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 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.
Warning: If you are not familiar with Amy Schumer, her humor is somewhat raunchy. I went into this audio book thinking it would be just that, and it was - but it was also heartfelt and thoughtful. While Schumer was lighthearted and hilarious, she also was reflective and incredibly sensitive. I loved hearing that she was an introvert, as I am one as well. I learned so much more about her as a person and it was fantastic. I can’t wait to get my book copy so I can see pictures and reread my favorite parts!