The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy SchumerThe Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

byAmy Schumer

Paperback | August 8, 2017

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

"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 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.
Amy Schumer was born on June 1, 1981 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. She is a graduate of Townson University with a degree in theater. She is a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She considers herself a feminist and addresses social issues through her comedy and writing. Her film work includes Trainwreck, which sh...
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Title:The Girl with the Lower Back TattooFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:August 8, 2017Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501139894

ISBN - 13:9781501139895

Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Consistent with her work, but not a very captivating read Full disclosure I did not make it to the end of this book. There is no doubt that Amy Schumer has a clear perspective of herself and the stories she has to tell through her comedy, but I found her book to be dry and not incredibly captivating.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Of My Favorites! After watching "Trainwreck", I was definitely interested to read her biography, and get more insight to this girl who had pretty much nailed my 20's! I loved the vibe of the book, as light and friendly. As if you were chatting with a friend of 15 years over coffee. Heavy in some parts, but a great book all around.
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny I was surprised at some of the stories that Schumer told and revealed in this book, as some of them were quite vulgar and racy. But well-written, and funny.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I love Amy. I think she is such a great comedian and wonderful actress and writer.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from if you like her stand up, if you like amy schumer's stand up act, or her movies, then this book is great. It's totally her sense of humor, but is definitely not for everyone.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good There is nothing new here - if you've seen her stand up, watched Inside Amy Schumer and Trainwreck then you've read the book.
Date published: 2018-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Loved her even before reading this! Very funny and down to earth person! Would recommend if you like her and have her sense of humour!!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely hilarious there are some chapters that put me in tears because they were so funny
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Hilarious book from a great talent
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from good read Got this book as a gift and am about 3/4 way through, don't typically read biographies but this is a good one, humour is good, great for when you need a good laugh and to not really think about things
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh The kind of humour isn't for everyone
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh It's ok, but it's not great. I wouldn't pay full price for this.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mid-read my rommate loved this book. I am in the middle of reading it and she is so great with her words!!! I am enjoying this book.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great read It was funny and raw and honest. It was like talking to a bff
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I'm personally not a big fan of the writing style and technique.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't stop laughing Super funny... a book to read when you need a laugh!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unwhelming Unfortunately this book was not what I expected. I very much enjoy Schumer in her comedy specials and movies, but this book didn't do it for me. There are some funny parts but it didn't have the same flair as Bossypants by Tina Fey or Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I would still recommend, but with a disclaimer.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I would recommend this to any Amy Schumer fan but even more to those who are apprehensive about her. This book really shows you the true Amy and not just the crude comedian side. This made me have much more respect and I already loved her #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! i highly recommend this book! i laughed, i even cried a little. I really enjoyed how open and honest she was about her life. This book made me love her even more!
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Revealing more than her stand up Amy Schumer is known for her crude humour, and I love it at times. Her book is a different story. She reveals a lot about herself, more than what her stand-up portrays. I found the book funny, sad, and very insightful. I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not as good as her stand ups it is not a waste of monies, but if you get a chance borrow the book instead...
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me Not a fan of Amy Schumer, at all. I don't support her racism and white feminism
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from okay its just okay, a bit funny
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No Not my cup of tea. Easy read
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Schumer Boooooo Amy Schumer should be ashamed and she knows it
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stand-up Doesn't Translate Well to Paper I would love to give this a higher rating, but it took me almost 3 months to finish. First of all, I love Amy Schumer. Some girlfriends and I went to see her on a Tuesday night in the winter in a huge arena with a few thousand women and a scattering of men. Her new special on Netflix is basically what she covered, and many people (my husband, for one) find her too crude. But here's the thing: for that night, the energy in that stadium was charged with laughter of thousands of women laughing at what happens to... well... women! It was so nice to just laugh and not be embarrassed! My pregnant friend literally laughed so hard she pee'd a little, which was even funnier. I feel like she'd be a great friend, and that we have a lot in common (no, really!). I don't feel like an entire book was the right set-up for her, however. A collection of essays would have maybe been a better fit? Something is lost in translation. But it's her life, and she was very honest in it, so kudos for that! She is "brave" but not in the "posting a swimsuit picture" awful way, but in the "standing up for what she believes in" kinda of way. I will always be grateful to her for giving us gals a night to bond over her life observations, and am cheering for her next venture.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Definitely something to ponder over...
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Very interesting book, lots of witty stuff.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed the Hardcover Version Great read! Very humorous and honest!
Date published: 2017-07-25