books & reading reviews
Book Review: The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy SchumerMonday, September 12, 2016
So, y'all. I was interested in buying this book, but when I saw it on the "NEW BOOKS" shelf at the library, I snatched i...
So, y'all. I was interested in buying this book, but when I saw it on the "NEW BOOKS" shelf at the library, I snatched it up before anyone else could. I was seriously probably the very first person to check the book out. I expected the book to be funny and raunchy - I mean, it's Amy Schumer. What I didn't expect was for the book to be deep and inspiring.
Amy Schumer has been through a lot. I mean, a lot. I expected the book to be extremely comparable to Tina Fey's Bossypants or Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and while it can be compared, I really felt the Tattoo goes beyond the "this is how I become a comedian and some other funny anecdotes along the way." Yes, Amy's book does discuss becoming a famous comic, but she also goes a little more in depth about her family, and a couple heart-wrenching experiences.
I absolutely love how Amy is the epitome of a strong, smart, funny woman. She stands up against gun violence (not removal of gun rights), she speaks her mind however she pleases, and she's a feminist of the best kind!
I don't want to give anything away, but you should totally pick up a copy of The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. I won't say that it will make you Amy Schumer in a new light, but it definitely gave me more respect for her. And I won't say that the book will give you a ton of advice and inspiration, but I think it will also make you see yourself in a light. To me, Amy's about girl power, and I love that.
So, again. Pick up this book and read it immediately!
What are your thoughts on comedian memoirs (or as they like to call them essays)?