Book Review | The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Published by: Gallery Books on August 16th, 2016
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Humor
Pages: 323
Format: Audiobook
Source: Borrowed from the library

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Summary (from Goodreads): 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 friends – 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.

Review:  I rated this highly for the entertainment factor and how I felt listening but probably would’ve given it less stars if I had read the physical copy as the writing may be atrocious.

I really liked this memoir. A lot of the memoirs are cookie cutter and have the same messages and similar stories. This did fit in that at times but there was a lot of differences as well. Her stories were both sad at times and hilarious. I was listening to the audiobook at work and sometimes I had to stop myself from bursting into laughter. I am so glad she read the audiobook as I don’t think it would have the same affect as it does as her delivery is just hilarious.

I really liked the stories about her family especially ones with her father. I’m always interested in hearing about family dynamics of other people. The comedy in this book is quite crude but that can be expected of Schumer.

If you like her stand-up comedy or movies I would definitely give the audiobook a go.



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4 Responses to Book Review | The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

  1. Amber says:

    Loved seeing this review! I’ve had this book on my TBR since it came out and I’m always a bit nervous about memoirs – I’m glad to hear she reads it herself and that it’s a good delivery. I feel memoirs are always better when they’re read by their writer.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love memiors that can laugh at the hardships in life and celebrate our experiences. Will definitely check this one out. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Have heard a lot of this one before, but the problem is I don’t really know who she is 😅 but it sounds good.


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