The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (Paperback)

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You guys! Amy Schumer is just like me! And, maybe, she's a lot like you, too!

And I don't mean in that tabloid-stars-are-just-like-us kind of way. I'm not talking about the fact that there is photographic evidence of her makeup-less face, or that she pumps her own gas, or that she walks her dog. 

I'm talking about the fact that she's an eccentric, neurotic, bombastic introvert. That the world's perception of her may be a little skewed because she's not willing to ignore or suppress the uncomfortable — yet completely normal and prevalent — things in life.

Humor and comedy are my wheelhouses, so I was pretty familiar with Schumer before I ever picked up the book. I still found myself surprised. Some comedians and personalities are willing to revel in the raunch merely to shock, or in a mistaken attempt to be perceived as raw and vulnerable. There are passages here that get down to the quick, that shake you (me). That leave you (me) in tears. The kind that hurt your heart, not your sides. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of funny. But life is not limited to chuckles. 

Comedy, tragedy. Heartache, side ache. Same coin, two sides.

— From Jenn

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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

"This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer...It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." --TheSkimm

"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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781501139895
ISBN-10: 1501139894
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: August 8th, 2017
Pages: 336
Language: English