Stand up comedian Amy Schumer might not be a household name in this part of the world but she is gaining quite a reputation with her successful Inside Amy Schumer television series and her rather well received movie debut, Trainwreck.
The 36-year-old comedian has no qualms making fun of people such as her father, her sis and many more but most importantly herself. In her first autobiography, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, she openly discussed everything and practically anything in her trademark Amy Schumer humorous way.
Before you pick up this title, you need to know that Amy Schumer is no Ellen DeGeneres or even Tina Fey, so if you are easily offended by coarse language and sex stuff, you need to seriously distance yourself from this 323 pages book.
Schumer sure knows how to tell a ticklish story even if the topic on hand is damn serious liked his father who suffered from multiple sclerosis and can’t really control his bowels in public. She even devotes a chapter on gun control and how to build safer communities after a mad man shot two women at a screening of Trainwreck in Louisiana. Damn she even had an abusive ex-boyfriend.
If you are expecting crude and silly humour, this book has no lack of it. Don’t miss “How I Lost My Virginity”, a rather poignant meaningful tale despite the header and also don’t miss the outrageous laugh-out-loud “Athletes and Musicians”. The sweet “An Introduction To My Stuffed Animals” might balance things a little and there’s enough information detailing her career in stand-up.
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo (obviously a jab at The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) is genuinely an entertaining good read. It’s personal, fun and wicked. Celebrities indeed have interesting lives and Amy Schumer is no exception.
P.S. Schumer actually has a story to share regarding how she got her back tattoo and she also wrote an open letter to her vagina in the beginning of the book.
Review by Linus Tee
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