The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 8, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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"Amy Schumer's book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance." —Vogue

"The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative, sexually explicit, side-splittingly hilarious, heart-wrenching, disturbing, passionately political, and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse's life to date." —Harper's Bazaar

"This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer...It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." —TheSkimm

“Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.
—Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star

The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer, Hulu's Life & Beth, 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.
 

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User Review  - amcheri - LibraryThing

Calling this one a DNF. After about two hours of listening, I didn't find anything to hold my attention or that made the author sympathetic or particularly likable. I enjoy her show and stand up to ... Read full review

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Contents

A Note to My Readers
1
Am an Introvert
15
On Being New Money
25
An Introduction to My Stuffed Animals
39
Dad
45
Excerpt from My Journal in 1994 Age Thirteen
59
Camp Anchor
69
Lost My Virginity
83
Beautiful and Strong
133
How to Become a Standup Comedian
147
Times Its Okay for a Man to Not Make a Woman
171
Things That Make Me Insanely Furious
185
Letter to the Editor
203
Mom
225
NYC Apartments
241
An Exciting Time for Women in Hollywood
263

Things You Dont Know About Me
93
Cant Knock the Hustle
99
Excerpt from My Journal in 1999 Age Eighteen
113
Excerpt from My Journal in 2001 Age Twenty
129
Things That Make Me Happy
283
Want People to Say at My Funeral
301
Acknowledgments
317
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About the author (2017)

Amy Schumer has become one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. Her smash hit television series, Inside Amy Schumer, has won a Peabody Award, a Critics' Choice Television Award, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. She wrote and starred in her first feature-length film, Trainwreck, which dominated the 2015 summer comedy international box office and was nominated for two Golden Globes and won both the Critics' Choice Award for "Best Actress in a Comedy," and a Hollywood Film Award for "Comedy of the Year." She earned a 2018 Tony nomination for her performance in Meteor Shower on Broadway and starred in the 2018 summer hit I Feel Pretty. As a stand-up comedian, she continues to perform to sold-out audiences around the world. Her 2016 tour was voted Pollstar's Comedy Tour of the Year. Schumer was raised in New York City and Long Island and loves her brother and sister the very most. She currently stars in the Hulu series Life & Beth, based on events in Schumer's life.

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