“The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” by Amy Schumer

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I waited and waited for this book to come out and boy did it deliver! I really enjoyed it. So much so, that I read the entire book in one evening. I got home from work, made a cup of tea, curled up with my pup, and started reading. I couldn’t stop and before I knew it, I had reached the last page. Amy Schumer, a new (and hugely popular) woman on the comedy scene, wrote this fantastic memoir. Her first movie, Trainwreck, came out last year and her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, is in its fourth season. While sometimes crude, Amy tackles many women’s issues in her comedy, and is a huge proponent of women’s rights and equality.

I’ll be honest, I expected a constant laugh riot in this book. What I got was somewhat different, but definitely for the better. Amy chronicles many stories from her life. Some hysterically funny and others exceedingly sad. Not only does Amy talk about her time in the comedy world, she also talks about painful experiences, like abusive relationships, being an introvert in an extremely public profession, self-worth, family illness, and gun violence. You will laugh out loud. You will get a little verklempt. You may even scream! She is vulnerable, honest, witty, hilarious, crass, heartbreaking, inspirational, and powerful. I definitely recommend this book.

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