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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Audiobook

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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Publisher's Summary

'2016 Best Audiobooks' selection, AudioFile Magazine.

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

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    Mandy 28/09/2016
    Mandy 28/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyable."

    I really enjoyed listening to Amy's story. It is genuine and real. Made me smile several times and it was also touching. Thanks for sharing, Amy :).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee Christchurch, New Zealand 28/09/2016
    Aimee Christchurch, New Zealand 28/09/2016 Member Since 2016

    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

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    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tania Nicolson 20/09/2016
    Tania Nicolson 20/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "funny and entertaining"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and brought back some life memories of my own

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lyndall 12/09/2016
    lyndall 12/09/2016
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    "Amazing and real and funny"

    Thank you Amy for sharing a bit of yourself with us . loved this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aussie-Lisa 10/09/2016
    Aussie-Lisa 10/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely phenomenal"

    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!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Adam 22/08/2016
    Adam 22/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "No Holds Barred."

    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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Luke 30/08/2016
    Luke 30/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Painful"

    I love Amy's standup and show. But this book is painfully boring.
    This will be the first audiobook that I ask a refund for.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Emma 17/01/2017
    Emma 17/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "This book feels like talking to a good friend."

    I loved this book. Amy is so real and funny-you cant help but binge listen to this beautiful book

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    Peta 07/01/2017
    Peta 07/01/2017
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    "Awesome"

    I really enjoyed Amy's story. She is a hard worker and is honest and very normal and I could relate to her. Loved it.

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    Amazon Customer 31/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Hysterical and empowering"

    I loved this book, it was crudely honest and sooooo funny. I love her take on life and women and wish there was a kids version for my 14 year old daughter, there are some unintentional, powerful lessons there for everyone.

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  • Lisa Kay Airey
    15/12/16
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    "Laugh & cry out loud !"

    I love this book!! I think Amy has so many gifts!! I laughed out loud so many times! And I surprisingly cried during the end of chapter Mom! I made notes of words of wisdom to pass on to my teenage nieces!! I think if you like to laugh , cry & smile this is the book for you!! Thxs Amy!

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  • CJ
    Victoria, BC
    15/09/16
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    "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.

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  • treeze
    19/08/16
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    "Couldnt turn it off"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo the most enjoyable?

    I loved this book, it was interesting and witty start to finish. I laughed out loud at times, I didn't want to turn it off.


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • AWH
    London
    4/10/16
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    "Very disappointing"
    Would you try another book written by Amy Schumer or narrated by Amy Schumer?

    No


    Has The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo put you off other books in this genre?

    No


    What aspect of Amy Schumer’s performance might you have changed?

    The book needs changing rather than her performance which was ok


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    27/09/16
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    "Not Funny and WAAAAAY too serious"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If this had been a 4 or 5 star book.


    Has The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo put you off other books in this genre?

    No i've read some great books from this genre. Amy Peohlers Yes Please, and Tina Fey's Bossy Pants being two of the best. This one was just bad, boring, rambling, hypocritical, serious and sad.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Amy Schumer?

    She was as good as anyone for this book I suppose, though I found her serious and on the verge of tears moments especially grating.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that the book didn't really meet expectations. Mild anger at some of the hypocritical nonsense spouted about aspects of sexual relationships between men and women. Uncomfortable with some of the stories. Sad far far too often for the autobiography of a comic.


    Any additional comments?

    Just bad - if you're looking for laughs, avoid.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Isobel
    14/10/16
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    "Terrible book"

    I listened to 7 chapters and found Amy sounding very shallow and self appreciating. I would get my money back if I could....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • yolanda
    9/10/16
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    "Overrated"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Iskra
    14/01/17
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    "Love her!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo to be better than the print version?

    Yes :)


    What does Amy Schumer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I felt so much closer to her as a human and author.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book made me laugh out loud and ugly cry during my commute. She is such an amazing, strong and funny woman. Thank you Amy!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra
    13/01/17
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    "Lost interest"
    What disappointed you about The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo?

    I thought it would be an interesting read or at the very least laugh out loud funny but she lost me on the chapter about her stuffed animals...


    What was most disappointing about Amy Schumer’s story?

    Not overly funny or interesting.


    Have you listened to any of Amy Schumer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Stopped listening after an hour so cannot comment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Craig Kidd
    UK
    9/01/17
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    "Funny and touching"

    Not sure why I bought this book as had never really heard of Amy before but it was excellent thoroughly entertaining both funny and emotionally charged in equal measure, the author is clearly talented with a perfect outlook for life - loved every minute of it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • sir.dystic
    5/01/17
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    "Amyzing"

    Fantastically funny. Its like having a long conversation with the lady herself. Sometimes sad and poignant but Amy has a great story to tell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jemma
    31/12/16
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    "grew to love it"

    Started slow and I stopped listening lost a bit of interest but then it picks up and I really got into it listened to the whole thing in only 2 sittings

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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