Amy Schumer 'The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo' Review
I don’t know any comedians who aren’t actors by trade. I think before I even knew about Trainwreck, Amy Schumer was the only comedian I really knew about.
And I don’t even know how I knew she had a book, but when I saw it, I snatched it up quick, ready to see what she would be writing about.
And I gotta say, this book is worth owning. If that’s all you wanted to know, there you go. But if you want to know why, keep reading!
For starters, of course there is going to be funny bits in this book. If you have ever seen her shows, you will know there is a focus on sex and relationships. But at the same time, I do not want to give off the impression that that is all there is in this book.
Yes, she is a comedian, but she is also a person, with a regular life, and have gone through many life lessons that she talks about.
So while there are laughs, there are also moments where you nod your head, contemplating what she is saying, and then ultimately agree with her (or you can disagree with her, it’s fine, she won’t know – it is a book after all lol).
And I think that’s why I enjoyed the book so much. It wasn’t just about her journey as a comedian, but also about her journal as a woman, and as a human being.
She writes about the personal stories in her life that involve her parents, her siblings, her love life, her friendships, and her relationship with herself. In fact, she is most forthcoming about her relationship with herself, which I really enjoyed. As a fellow woman, I know she cannot be the voice of us all (which she spends an entire chapter explicitly stating) but I found her self-confidence enduring, and extremely inspiring.
There are a million and one auto biographies out there, and I don’t know if there is a particularly compelling reason for you to read this one over the others. But I will say that if you want a regular human being who has life problems like the rest of us that include family matters, relationship troubles, and general life problems, then this book might be going in a good direction. And if you want a biographer who is humorous and brings it into her writing, then this book is most certainly meant for you. Because a little humor never hurt nobody, and this book will certainly not hurt you.