The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

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#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Amy Schumer's book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance." -- Vogue

" The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative, sexually explicit, side-splittingly hilarious, heart-wrenching, disturbing, passionately political, and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse's life to date." -- Harper's Bazaar

"Amy's got your back. She's in your corner. She's an honesty bomb. And she's coming for you. "
--Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star

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.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781501139888
Characteristics: 323 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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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.

Dec 18, 2017

I really enjoyed this book!

Jun 05, 2017

I feel like I know Amy Schumer's vagina intimately. Kinda much of the same. I did laugh a few times, I did also cry and I said "me too!!" when she said she always wanted to look like Charlize Theron, but not like Charlize Theron in Monster! lol

Megan_Library Apr 26, 2017

If you are looking for advice or a self-help book, this isn’t the book for you. However, if you are looking for a funny book that is real, raw, and relatable; THIS IS IT!!!

In Amy Schumer’s first adult non-fiction book The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, she takes us down memory lane and shares stories from her life as a “daughter, sister, friend, comedian, actor, girlfriend, one0night stand, employee, employer, lover, fighter, hater, pasta eater, and wine drinker (Schumer: 1). Part autobiography, part memoir, Amy lets us in to her personal life and shares some pretty intimate details with her readers. Crude and rude language is often used throughout the book making this a product for mature audiences, while reader discretion is advised. I frequently laughed out loud while reading Amy’s book as I found I could relate too many of her horror/raunchy stories. Her clear, comical, and witty writing makes you keep flipping through the pages in order to find out more of her dirty secrets and crazy stories. This book is great for anyone who needs a good laugh and expresses a free-thinking viewpoint (especially for women over the age of 20). I loved this book! I really can’t say this enough. I loved this book! I felt like numerous times I was reading my life across the pages. Amy’s writing is real, raw, and truly relatable for many female readers. I would rate this book 5 stars out of 5 stars.

Apr 04, 2017

Amy Schumer is great, and the book reflects that. I laughed, got upset, laughed again, and thoroughly enjoyed the read. The way that she discusses sexual harassment and domestic abuse is so terribly important to the conversation we have. If you haven't read this yet... what are you waiting for?

AL_TIEGAN Mar 16, 2017

This isn't the book you might think it is. Amy Schumer, known as a comedian, instead tells a lot of tragic stories about things that happened during her life. However, she uses those stories to explain how she became empowered over the years, and offers love, support, and advice for anyone in similar situations. I read this book alongside the audiobook and was pretty disappointed with the audio. Amy read her stories pretty monotone and some of the editing really sucked (some sentences just had the ends skipped, one chapter lost an entire paragraph at the end, and in one of her journal entry chapters a footnote was repeated and the correct footnote just skipped). But, for anyone wanting an inside look to Amy's life and experiences, she really does bare all and let's her fans into her personal life.

Mar 06, 2017

This book i don't know

Feb 04, 2017

I finish reading the book it made laugh I got to admit especial the hustle chapter ,about the padicab incident was very funny. I like the book.

JCLMaryanaK Jan 26, 2017

Amy Schumer is hilarious! I laughed out loud 3 times in the first 10 pages. The 30-something comedian isn't ready to call her book a memoir just yet, but writes about her family, dating, career, eating habits (often involving odd food combinations late at night), and growing up on Long Island. Since laughing and eating are two of my favorite things, this book was a perfect fit. I especially appreciated Schumer's ability to find a comedic angle even in the darkest of times, without minimizing the gravity or importance of the experience. I think both men and women would find the stories entertaining, but they are more relatable for women.

Jan 23, 2017

I like her even more after reading her Memoir.

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AL_MARYA 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.”

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."

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."

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."

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."

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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