I really like things I have seen Amy Schumer do on the big screen, so I wanted to listen to her book.
Stats: I listened to this online so I don’t know how long it was. It was published in 2016. The print book is 323 pages. It is narrated by Amy.
Blurb: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.
What I liked: Amy doesn’t dodge any punches. She really seems to be telling the truth (not that I’d know, of course) – the pretty and the not so pretty aspects of her life. She also comes across as a real person – like her excitement when she is able to give her sister a large hunk of cash because she just could and how excited they both were because of what that meant to them as siblings and friends. It’s also a well-written book. I don’t think I ever got bored listening to it.
What I didn’t like: Amy’s humor can be kind of crude at times and that is not my kind of humor, but if you don’t mind that, you’ll fully enjoy this book. I would also recommend listening to it. Since Amy is the narrator, you get the full feel her words convey.