The highly anticipated first audiobook from award-winning comedian, writer, producer and actress, Amy Schumer.
In The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy shares stories about her family, her relationships, her career, good - and bad - sex, recounting the experiences that have shaped who she is today: from the riches to rags story of her childhood to her teenage quest for popularity (and boys) to becoming one of the most sought-after comedians on the planet and an outspoken advocate for women's rights.
Whether she's experiencing lust at first sight in the queue at the airport, discovering her boot camp instructor's secret bad habit, or candidly discussing her father's multiple sclerosis, Amy Schumer proves to be a fearless, original, and always entertaining storyteller. Her audiobook will move you, make you laugh, catch you completely off guard, and answer this burning question: is it okay for a 35 year-old woman to still sleep with her childhood teddy bears?
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Amy Schumer (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio
Having seen Ms Schumer's stand up and TV comedy show, I expected the frank discussion of her both everyday and intimate life. Her honesty is breathtaking to the point of shocking but despite her self-deprecating descriptions, she makes literary and artistic references that reveal a much deeper person. I certainly didn't expect to be moved as a much or as often as I was and found myself amused and impressed in equal parts by a remarkable human being. This is one of the best autobiographical works I have come across and listening to it was time well spent.
Honest, engaging, mature
There are many memorable moments, there's not one that particularly stands out and the book in itself does not lead up to some sort of major chapter that it champions, but rather it is a collection of various moments that define the author's life and represents several milestones in her career and life path.
I have only seen her perform stand-up through online videos from time to time where her style is very crass and largely based on shock value, which is fine in my opinion. However this is quite different than I expected, I was expecting it to be more of a laugh out loud type of book, but what I found is that her memoirs, while still being funny, are far more poignant and honest than I expected and her delivery is very mature.
To be honest I think this book is so overrated. I was so bored listening to it. The story is all over the place, and at points very pointless. Listen to Tina Fey or Lena Dunham for a good autobiography.
Embarrassing ly, I'd never seen Any Schumer on TV or seen Train wreck before I read this book. I liked the sound of the reviews and I wasn't disappointed. It had me laughing out loud and touches on subjects I didn't expect: gun crime, domestic abuse and MS. It was really insightful, exploring issues of gender equality in Hollywood, comedy and film making.
This Woman has a serious lower back problem...JK JK . Funny enough to keep you going till the end. Amy can do another movie of her funeral alone....... Sometimes wrong sometimes right but always funny so its alright.
The book needs changing rather than her performance which was ok
Disappointment. I was a huge fan of Trainwreck and persuaded lots of friends to see it, but this must be the least funny book by a comic I've read. Maybe Amy's intention was not to be funny but if so the book's marlketing is at fault as is the jokey title - a pun on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Amy makes some worthwhile points about the poor messages given to young girls by the media, about sexism on the standup circuit (and business generally) and about gun control. However overall the book is just dull and full of pointless lists - for example in a list of Things I Hate Amy lists the Big Bang Theory (the TV show not the theory but apparently can't be bothered to give us a reason for the hatred.
I found her very, wallowing in self pity boo hoo she dident have the best parents ? Who does, but I felt everything bad or flaw in her life she put down to her parents and upbringing ? Grow up Amy.
"She is better live"
Most of this same out sad and dry to my ears. I did enjoy the stories and she makes some very fine points on growing up and making the normal human decisions that shape us into who we are.
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