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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Audiobook

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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Publisher's Summary

One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2016.

Amy Schumer narrates her own raucously funny memoir, a personal collection of stories about the American comedian before her meteoric rise to fame. Unflinchingly honest and tongue-in-cheek, this is a moving portrait with emotional resonance and genuine laugh-out-loud moments.

'2016 Best Audiobooks' selection, AudioFile Magazine.

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

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    treeze 19/08/2016
    treeze 19/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldnt turn it off"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo the most enjoyable?

    I loved this book, it was interesting and witty start to finish. I laughed out loud at times, I didn't want to turn it off.


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Barrijean Walsh 10/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Very worthwhile!"

    I enjoyed this book, and I had a few moments where her insight struck a chord with me, and made me realise, wow that happened to me too and I thought I was a freak!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 08/10/2016
    Laura 08/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "love love love"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 05/10/2016
    Susan 05/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Seriously"

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MR 27/09/2016
    MR 27/09/2016
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    "Not Funny and WAAAAAY too serious"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If this had been a 4 or 5 star book.


    Has The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo put you off other books in this genre?

    No i've read some great books from this genre. Amy Peohlers Yes Please, and Tina Fey's Bossy Pants being two of the best. This one was just bad, boring, rambling, hypocritical, serious and sad.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Amy Schumer?

    She was as good as anyone for this book I suppose, though I found her serious and on the verge of tears moments especially grating.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that the book didn't really meet expectations. Mild anger at some of the hypocritical nonsense spouted about aspects of sexual relationships between men and women. Uncomfortable with some of the stories. Sad far far too often for the autobiography of a comic.


    Any additional comments?

    Just bad - if you're looking for laughs, avoid.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Rose 10/01/2018
    Rose 10/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. Although there were a few funny moments, there were stories that didn't provide any interesting input to the autobiography. The author did mention that it wasn't going to be a funny book. There were a few interesting things about her family and nurturing but I felt inclined to speed up the narration as it became boring.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    A few of the beginning chapters and her interaction with listeners. There were a few shocking incidents from later on in the book which were quite hard to listen to because you wouldn't want anyone to be put in that situation (as Amy explains obviously).


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Amy Schumer?

    If it was a fictional book that she had written. Or even if it was a generally funny book written by someone else, I felt she was fun to listen to because I do love her for her recognisable and fun voice.


    Was The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo worth the listening time?

    No sorry.


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    Sinead 09/01/2018
    Sinead 09/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Too small. You can do better, Schumer. "

    I couldn’t get into this at all. It just felt so narcissistic and didn’t have any bigger messages. I think Amy is wonderful and I hope she tries again and does something more meaningful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Moimeme 31/12/2017
    Moimeme 31/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Classic Amy Schumer "

    This did not deviate from my expectations. But I had none to start with, so....There is a lot to connect with («women in Hollywood, «guns »). Other parts I could have lived without (mom), but overall a good listen. Did the credits at the end really require what amounted to an entire chapter?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brakeinews 10/12/2017
    Brakeinews 10/12/2017
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    "Don’t expect many laughs"

    Not what I expected from the hilarious Amy. Hard work and although she claims at the start this is not an autobiography, she then earnestly goes through a string of life experiences in chronological order. I hoped for funny and this was just hard work.

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    miss m l westhorpe 16/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Belly laughing"

    What a great read. 100% recommend this book to anyone who wants a giggle, I found myself laughing out loud many of times. What a fun and real person she is.

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    20/01/17
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    "A heartfelt, funny and moving story by a strong woman!"

    Absolutely loved every second of this book and took some serious life lessons from it, loved the humor and touching stories! I feel it has somewhat changed my outlook on life in some ways and have recommended this book to all my girlfriends. Thank you

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  • Lisa Kay Airey
    15/12/16
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    "Laugh & cry out loud !"

    I love this book!! I think Amy has so many gifts!! I laughed out loud so many times! And I surprisingly cried during the end of chapter Mom! I made notes of words of wisdom to pass on to my teenage nieces!! I think if you like to laugh , cry & smile this is the book for you!! Thxs Amy!

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  • CJ
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    "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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