Book Review for THE GIRL WITH THE LOVER BACK TATTOO by Amy Schumer

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Amy Schumer delivers a collection of essays that are honest, heartfelt, and funny as hell. Fans of the comedian/actress will love getting a look into life as she retells stories from her childhood, details from some of her hook-ups, and her reactions to the world around us. This book, in my humble opinion, shows us all just how talented she is.


I will start by saying that I have been a fan of Amy Schumer ever since I saw her in the TV special, Mostly Sex Stuff. I can still remember flipping through the channels and coming across the show on Comedy Central. It was one of those moments that I just knew I had to watch and as soon as I did, I was hooked.

So, when I heard that she was writing a book, I was really excited. Now, six months later, I had the book in my hands. What to do? I sat down with a glass of wine and started reading. I didn’t stop until the book and the wine were done. I loved it. There really isn’t any way else to put it, but maybe I can give you a list of why.

Top 5 Reasons why I loved this book.

1. Her candid, honest, and at time very real response to situations that happened in her life both positive and negative.

2. Her signature wit and humor. I mean…yeah. I think she is hilarious, so not much else needs to be said there.

3. Her diary entries with footnotes from 2016. Just read them. They are awesome.

4. The stories about the men she meets, her one-night stand (you read that right…singular…though technically there were two in the book), and other bedroom antics that you all know you want to read about.

5. Her ability to take experiences from her life and show others that they are not alone. She does not get on a soap box or try to preach to the reader. She is able to retell her story and reflect back on what happened in a way that shows compassion for others that may have went through the same thing.

So there you have it. I waited six months to read The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo and I would read it again tomorrow.

PS. If you happen not to like Amy for whatever reason, then I would guess that you wouldn’t even pick up the book or possibly read this review. Yet, if you are reading this, maybe you should pick it up. You might be surprised.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


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.

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Book Review for THE GIRL WITH THE LOVER BACK TATTOO by Amy Schumer

About the Author: 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." 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.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books; 1 edition (August 16, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1501139886
ISBN-13: 978-1501139888

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