"Amy's got your back. She's in your corner. She's an honesty bomb. And she's coming for you." (Actress Tilda Swinton, Trainwreck costar)
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. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.
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.
©2016 Amy Schumer (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio
"[Amy Schumer's] experience as a comic translates into many strengths as an audiobook narrator...this is a delightful listen with one of comedy's most honest, funniest voices." (AudioFile)
I love Amy Schumers comedy, however I feel like someone said to her she needed a book, and threw in a poorly planned semi biography. the entire book could be summarized as "people think I'm like __,but I'm really like__."
honestly it came off as tone deaf between bragging about being "new money" or how good she was at stealing. It had the potential to be a lot better. oh well.
On a quest for a book that will knock Tina Fey's "Bossypants" out and win the coveted title of "My Favorite Book."
I had this book in my wish list for awhile, I was really excited when it was finally released. I like Amy Schumer and expected to laugh throughout this book. Unfortunately each chapter was a total bummer.
From her dad's battle with MS to sexual assault with one guy to being physically abused by a different guy and a theater shooting. None of these serious subjects offered a laugh (and rightfully so.) It's interesting but if you are looking for a laugh, look elsewhere, there's no humor here.
This isn't a bad book per se, but I think I would have appreciated it a lot more if it balanced the hard stories with some lightness. I understand Schumer wants to express her life experiences, but I laughed (for a split second) once in the span of an 8+ hour book. She has to realize that people are buying it because she's a known comedian. The delivery was very subdued and the non-stop sad stories left me thinking this should have been her second book, not her first. If you buy this, know going in that it's anything but a funny book. Even if her stories had made me think, I would have taken away more. I just felt like I was locked in a room with a very depressed person.
Sure, I'd love to hear your story....
My head is still spinning at this compilation of stories from her life. While some of the trademark hilarity is there, the intellect, the emotion, the love and hurt are there as well. I can't believe anyone with this tender a heart can also be such a beast (in the best sense of the word)! And by the end of the book, like me, you'll go back to some of her most outrageous comedy routines and listen with a new subtext and new admiration. I so loved this book.
An Audiobook with lots of lists dont make for the most engaging Audio Experience. Less Lists
The Last Body Surf-- (Tear)
Yes -- but no Lists PLS.
When the author wrote of their actual life it was very very engaging! I must say, however, it seemed like there was a lot of "Filler Content" through out the book for 'mass.' Overall, I would recommend the book to any moderate to hardcore fan i know. Decent Read.
I am a librarian working as a state worker by day and a FB stalker at night. I like thrillers, YA and, and just about anything in between.
I loved hearing Amy Schumer's voice, when she cracked up, and her inflection. She did a great job narrating.
Amy Schumer does not have any other books, so I cannot really compare, but this in no way compares to her comedy shows. This was much more serious than I expected.
I have listened to every single taping she has available, and will see her live for the first time in October. This does not compare at all. This was funny a few times, but serious most of the time, and her going on about gun control was not fun. I read that the beginning was the weakest part in a review and then it got better. I thought the beginning was the highlight and when I called and texted all my friends to tell them how great it was, and then I felt it went downhill from there.
I felt disappointed. I wanted to hear her be her funny, raunchy self, but this was more sad and slightly depressing. It made me laugh in the beginning, and then get aggravated in the end.
I am glad I bought it, but it will not be on I listen to again and again.
If you love Amy, you will love (love!) this book. If you don't love Amy, you will by the end of this book. I truly believe that the best comedians have the best and most loyal hearts under their sometimes brutal facades and Amy is no exception. This book spares no detail on her sometimes insanely difficult life and circumstances, but what's amazing is that this scrappy, determined, brilliant, young girl always prevails. Her stories are, as one would expect, hilarious. What one may not expect is the pure heart that is on full display throughout this 5 star book. It is a mix of belly laughs, crying (read:full on sob), learning, inspiration, more laughing, and heart. You will not be sorry you listened.
An amazing , heartfelt truly inspirational biography. A MUST READ for women because Amy shares the dark realities of the issues we face being female in today's society. it is extremely relatable for me on many levels. Also the book is highly entertaining & funny. I listened to it over the course of two days & will listen several more times. it is the best biography I have ever listened to & I highly recommend it.
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
Wow! This was a very well written and insightful book. While it is funny at some parts, it's very hard to read at some times because of the very raw and gritty parts of a life that was far from ideal. Amy wrote a book filled with love, loss, joy, terror and pain. I highly recommend it! Happy listening!
I saw Trainwreck so I know I like Amy Schumer's humor. I was hoping for a book full of her comedy but instead I got a life story from a 35 year old constantly giving reassurance about how to feel good about yourself. disappointing
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