"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)
This book was fantastic. I got to travel along side Amy Schumer, one of the funniest people alive, from the high highs of her life to the low lows. I did not want this book to end. And to tell you the truth I now think a little differently about what it is to be a woman in this world. Way to go Amy for writing such a funny and empowering book. Also, it was amazing to hear her read it.
Amy Schumer, if you read these reviews... I appreciate this book so much. Thank you for writing it and for being so honest. I really try to communicate truth in a funny and peaceful way, although often times in an aggressive way.
I truly enjoyed this book and I'm so glad the author is the narrator. I laughed and I cried, which is ridiculous and funny, because it's true.
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.
Surprisingly, her timing and delivery (of her own material) was mediocre.
Despite the upfront disclosure that this book isn't autobiographical, it was suffocating so.
Her preachy segment on gun violence was too much. I agree with what she says but it felt self-indulgent and out of place.
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!
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.
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