the girl with the lower back tattoo // amy schumer

published: 2016 // Gallery Books
pages: 336
heard from: 10/20-24/2016
rating: 1) didn't care for it 2) liked it 3) LOVED IT

"You're judging me." - Amy
"You're getting butter all over the apartment." - Ben 

SYNOPSIS (amazon)
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.

i mean, i guess there could be some buuut.....

just thoughts on the book itself

i kinda feel like listening is different than reading (duh, les) and therefore, i feel like I'm cheating but a book is a book is a book. 

i have til the 12th to listen to as many book as possible! so bear with me. 
(i also have 2 more library reads and a crap load of nook books so eeek!)

i didn't know what to listen to, so i figured id give this book a go. 
I'm usually not a fan of comedians writing books because they usually a hit or miss. 
(loved Mindy's first book, didn't care for her second. i didn't bother finishing Tina Fey's book. i love Sarah Silverman but i was over her book. and Aziz's book was something else.) 
but this one was pretty good. 

she covers all sorts of subjects. she does talk about all sorts of people but for once, i don't feel like it was over done. 
the one subject that did go over the top for me was the one about money. 
don't get me wrong, she's appreciative about the money she has and very humble about how she got it and understands that she's in a very good position many people will never see and she counter balances it when she talks about the good that she does with it as well buuuuut still. other than that, liked it. 

did you know that Trainwreck (loved that movie!!!) is mostly based on this book (or this book on that movie. chicken vs egg; although we know which one came first...but do we?!) 
i think Amy's a super funny chick but i hadn't really done a lot of research on her (spoiler: i rarely research anyone cause wtf for) so i was like "oh, okay" when pieces started piecing together in this book and just the continuation of this. i felt like i was getting to know more about her but through her, not through whatever i could find online. i love how she embraces herself. 
she knows who she is and she accepts it all; flaws and all.

but anyway, yes. 
she touches on all sorts of subjects. for example: her relationship with her parents, both together and apart. when she was sexually abused. her fathers MS. her sexist interviews. her life growing up. her life now. how she met her boyfriend. her only one night stand, dudes she's dated... and...did you know, there was a shooting during a screening of her movie (i believe in Louisiana) all because the dude who did it was a sexist sob who was a woman hater, KKK follower, all sorts of messed up. that's some crazy shit. 
all because he didn't believe that she was anyone to have a movie. let alone be the writer/producer/main character of the movie. 
agh! (rest in peace to the two women, Mayci Breaux & Jillian Johnson, who were fatally shot.)
(i didn't know because i NEVER watch the news or read stuff like this on google or anywhere online.) 

overall it was a cool book to listen too. 
and an added bonus, its read to you by her so that was pretty cool. 
it didn't feel like other audio books where it felt, i dunno, forced....and weird when they try to do a fe/male voice and it just sounds weird. 

definitely glad i listened to this. 

thanks for reading. 
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