The highly anticipated first audiobook from award-winning comedian, writer, producer and actress, Amy Schumer.
In The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy shares stories about her family, her relationships, her career, good - and bad - sex, recounting the experiences that have shaped who she is today: from the riches to rags story of her childhood to her teenage quest for popularity (and boys) to becoming one of the most sought-after comedians on the planet and an outspoken advocate for women's rights.
Whether she's experiencing lust at first sight in the queue at the airport, discovering her boot camp instructor's secret bad habit, or candidly discussing her father's multiple sclerosis, Amy Schumer proves to be a fearless, original, and always entertaining storyteller. Her audiobook will move you, make you laugh, catch you completely off guard, and answer this burning question: is it okay for a 35 year-old woman to still sleep with her childhood teddy bears?
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Amy Schumer (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio
I love her. She is my type of girl, who doesnt hold back in her crude sense of humour. There was a great balance of heartfelt moments which I could really relate to and how she overcame them with her humour. Would recommend!
I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow
I really enjoyed this book. I had laugh out loud moments and a couple of teary moments in this book. I love Amy and it was great to learn about her family and life growing up.
I was disappointed when it ended!
I enjoyed every bit of this!!! I love her down to earth persona and her stories were very entertaining and hilarious. I'll definitely be recommending this to my friends.
I am in awe of Amy Schumer after listening to this book. Emotional, raw, funny, honest and reap is everything I would use to describe this.
What I thought I was going to get (funny stories) vs what I did get (humanly honest stories about her life and an unedited authentic and raw recount of her life) had me hooked from the first word.
She is so incredibly relatable that I have become a massive fan, because, well.. who else has the balls to tell these kinds of stories and still laugh at themselves?
I have no doubt her and I would be besties if we met!
If you only buy one book this year, it needs to be The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. 5 freaking incredibly amazing stars!
In typical Amy style this look at her life and early career journey is hilarious and in your face. What surprised me is that at times it was also heartbreaking. Amy is obviously an exceptional talent, but here she is also searingly honest, and opens up about dealing with sexual assault, domestic abuse, a traumatic family life, and coming to accept and live herself regardless. Wonderful to hear it read by her also.
"She is better live"
Most of this same out sad and dry to my ears. I did enjoy the stories and she makes some very fine points on growing up and making the normal human decisions that shape us into who we are.
"Funny and touching"
Having seen Ms Schumer's stand up and TV comedy show, I expected the frank discussion of her both everyday and intimate life. Her honesty is breathtaking to the point of shocking but despite her self-deprecating descriptions, she makes literary and artistic references that reveal a much deeper person. I certainly didn't expect to be moved as a much or as often as I was and found myself amused and impressed in equal parts by a remarkable human being. This is one of the best autobiographical works I have come across and listening to it was time well spent.
I listened to 7 chapters and found Amy sounding very shallow and self appreciating. I would get my money back if I could....
Laughed and cried. What an honest, heartwarming book. Fully recommend. Read it - now. You won't regret it.
Honest, engaging, mature
There are many memorable moments, there's not one that particularly stands out and the book in itself does not lead up to some sort of major chapter that it champions, but rather it is a collection of various moments that define the author's life and represents several milestones in her career and life path.
I have only seen her perform stand-up through online videos from time to time where her style is very crass and largely based on shock value, which is fine in my opinion. However this is quite different than I expected, I was expecting it to be more of a laugh out loud type of book, but what I found is that her memoirs, while still being funny, are far more poignant and honest than I expected and her delivery is very mature.
To be honest I think this book is so overrated. I was so bored listening to it. The story is all over the place, and at points very pointless. Listen to Tina Fey or Lena Dunham for a good autobiography.
"love love love"
Embarrassing ly, I'd never seen Any Schumer on TV or seen Train wreck before I read this book. I liked the sound of the reviews and I wasn't disappointed. It had me laughing out loud and touches on subjects I didn't expect: gun crime, domestic abuse and MS. It was really insightful, exploring issues of gender equality in Hollywood, comedy and film making.
This Woman has a serious lower back problem...JK JK . Funny enough to keep you going till the end. Amy can do another movie of her funeral alone....... Sometimes wrong sometimes right but always funny so its alright.
The book needs changing rather than her performance which was ok
Disappointment. I was a huge fan of Trainwreck and persuaded lots of friends to see it, but this must be the least funny book by a comic I've read. Maybe Amy's intention was not to be funny but if so the book's marlketing is at fault as is the jokey title - a pun on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Amy makes some worthwhile points about the poor messages given to young girls by the media, about sexism on the standup circuit (and business generally) and about gun control. However overall the book is just dull and full of pointless lists - for example in a list of Things I Hate Amy lists the Big Bang Theory (the TV show not the theory but apparently can't be bothered to give us a reason for the hatred.
"Obviously not a parent"
I found her very, wallowing in self pity boo hoo she dident have the best parents ? Who does, but I felt everything bad or flaw in her life she put down to her parents and upbringing ? Grow up Amy.
"If you love Amy you need to get her book!"
I laughed and teared up. She is a fab narrator and she is beautifully frank. Very well done
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