The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

eBook - 2016
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A collection of personal essays by the comedienne reflects on her raucous childhood antics, her hard-won rise in the entertainment industry, and her struggles to maintain the courage to approach the world in unstintingly honest ways.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2016
ISBN: 9781501139901
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Kcom31
Apr 23, 2020

Comedian Amy Schumer writes about her life growing up in Staten Island with her family and rise to fame. Written in Schumer’s comedic style this part hilarious, part heartbreaking, but always truthful biography lets the reader glean an insight into one of today’s most popular comedians. This book contains some graphic language that readers may be sensitive to.

Cheryl_in_IT Oct 07, 2019

It gets (very) crass, but at least she doesn't waste her time disparaging, attacking and making fun of people around her (at least that I remember). Some parts made me laugh out loud, some were gritty and honest, and some were just bland. I appreciated the overall "own it, be yourself" message.

It was overall a good commute listen - gave me some laughs & was relatively upbeat.

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sunndwn
Jul 06, 2019

According to Amy's book...you can only use a routine once...because it would have been seen.
But Amy's book is also is duplicated on her stage performance. Warning..it is not Jane Austin.

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Skeet68
Dec 03, 2018

I guess I'm too old for the new generation of comedy. About a quarter of the way in I became disinterested in her destructive antics and could have cared less. I'm no prude, but I'm glad this "too much information" book wasn't around for my daughter to read. I would like to know how she feels about exposing so much of herself 20 years from now when, hopefully, she's a real grown-up.

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jackhwolf
May 24, 2018

Of course comedy is in the eye of the beholder. I like Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, Garrison Keillor, George Carlin - much wittier and slapstick. She, as opposed to what some of the comments suggest, for me, is too tame and boring. She opened with her one and only "one night stand" and I thought so what, mine was more interesting, not much there.

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VcrRocker
Apr 29, 2018

The book is approx. 300 pages of wonderful mayhem. We get to learn from Amy's mistakes. John Bradshaw's "Bradshaw on : The Family" certainly comes into play here. (I think Amy mentioned weekly therapy since she was a teen?). But Amy has an incredibly sharp mind. I'll keep it short but every 19 year old girl will get a rant from me on why should she should read this book - it's entertaining and informative. Amy reps one of my fave quotes from George Bernard Shaw - "The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people". Between Fey, Poehler, and my fave Sarah Silverman, it seems that the girls are starting to rule the world - not by war... but with laughs and smiles.

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Brontina66
Apr 06, 2018

When I first heard about this book, I honestly thought: "Ugh! Everybody writes a book nowadays, whether they know how or not!" Well, after reading it I am a bit more enthusiastic about it. I like Amy Schumer overall as a comic. I think she tackles very important topics through her comedy and she is not afraid of showing her vulnerability and of making fun of herself. The stories - though not always funny - are often moving. I like that she writes about her parents and their faults, about her own weaknesses and mistakes, and about her hard struggle to become a comic. She certainly is an example of hard work, consistency, perseverance, and courage - and I truly admire her for that. I also like that she is not afraid of giving a list of politicians who take money from the gun lobby and of speaking and doing something about gun policy. I know that the style of the writing reflects the way she speaks onstage, but personally I would have appreciated a bit less cursing and vulgar words - but that is just me. I read "Bossy Pants" by Tina Fay some time ago and I think that both books let us enter the world of women's comedy and show us the courage and the strength required to stay in it with success.

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biggeorge2k
Apr 01, 2018

I have as much desire to read this as I do a book about Oprah. She is just plain gross. I guess I would sleep with her but I would be sure to wrap it and hold my nose the entire time.

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juliedell
Dec 21, 2017

I did not like this book. I gave it about 40 pages and about 35 too many. It was raunchy and was a horrible role model for women of any age with her suggestion and encouragement for one night stands, foul language and a lot of boring content such as her childhood stuffed animals. I chose this book expecting humor but received conviction by reading it. I do not recommend this author.

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RustyReader9
Dec 18, 2017

I really enjoyed this book!

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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 11, 2017

“I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will. ...I am amazing for you, not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you.”

“Neal’s apartment went far beyond endearingly dirty. It was like Jumanji…I stalled … marveling for a moment at the fact that a man so expertly coiffed and immaculately molded, could emerge from this bottom-of-an-orangutan cage bathroom every morning.”

britprincess1ajax Sep 30, 2016

"I think my dad could be at the Wailing Wall or sitting with the Dalai Lama on a mountain in Tibet and he'd be annoyed that someone next to him was humming too loudly or complaining that he was hungry."

britprincess1ajax Sep 30, 2016

"I was blessed with a mother who made junk food completely contraband in our house. [...] Instead of giving me a healthy in-moderation-only attitude toward sh*tty-for-you food, I acted like an Amish kid on Rumspringa any time I was near it."

britprincess1ajax Sep 30, 2016

"If it's hot, we drink white wine and tequila; if it's cold, we drink red wine and scotch and tequila. So, basically, we always weigh around the same. I usually weigh anywhere between one hundred forty-five pounds and six million pounds."

britprincess1ajax Sep 30, 2016

"I lie to a lot of Uber drivers and tell them I'm pregnant so they will drive safer. They don't know I'm not and really neither do I. I guess I could be."

britprincess1ajax Sep 30, 2016

"Women are always expected to be the gracious hostess, quick with an anecdote and a sprinkling of laughter at others' stories. We are always the ones who have to smooth over all the awkward moments in life with soul-crushing pleasantries. We are basically unpaid geishas. But when we do not fulfill this expectation (because we are introverted), people assume we must be either depressed or a c**t. Maybe I'm a c**t anyway, but it's not because I don't want to blink and smile at someone as they tell me they ran cross-country in middle school."

lrgraham Aug 20, 2016

dad took a sharp right turn and beelined it to the side of the hall. I stopped walking and turned to see what he was doing. He shot me a pained look, pulled his pants down, and peed shit out of

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Jul 25, 2019

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