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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Narrated by: Amy Schumer
Length: 8 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (689 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2016.

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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Good, not great

Pretty good, had me laughing at points! but I wish she had injected a bit more of her personality into her voice and how she read it! was almost like she was reading it off the page, rather than telling her story

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  • jo Casey
  • Bateau bay N.S.W. Australia
  • 17-04-2017

not what i expected

sorry Amy! i actually thought this book would be funny. it wasnt. it was sad and the delivery was flat. i wish it was better. it just wasnt.

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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 :).

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  • Aimee
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 28-09-2016

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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!

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funny and entertaining

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

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Amazing and real and funny

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

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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!

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  • Luke
  • Melbourne
  • 30-08-2016

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.

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If you didn't love Amy before, you will!

An enjoyable, funny and insightful read. Loved listening to Amy tell her story and hear her perspectives, very real and relatable

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I wouldn't recommend bothering

Really struggled with this. Its not necessarily bad but its very poorly written and she's unfortunately very boring to listen to.

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  • CJ
  • 15-09-2016

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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  • Kim
  • 20-01-2017

A heartfelt, funny and moving story by a strong woman!

Absolutely loved every second of this book and took some serious life lessons from it, loved the humor and touching stories! I feel it has somewhat changed my outlook on life in some ways and have recommended this book to all my girlfriends. Thank you

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  • Lisa Kay Airey
  • 15-12-2016

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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  • treeze
  • 19-08-2016

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.

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  • Adam
  • 26-03-2018

Sorry Amy

Wanted to love this book as had heard such good things so disappointed with years of journal entries

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  • donna
  • 20-06-2017

OK but not much really happens or happened.

i love Amy's comedy, raw, biting and chellenging. my presumption was that there must be a real backstory that moulded this talented woman. The book is OK, nothing very exciting or shocking, honest but uneventful. slightly lacking in style but as a novice author that is forgivable. its an easy listen but its bland rather than bold.

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  • Barrijean Walsh
  • 10-04-2017

Very worthwhile!

I enjoyed this book, and I had a few moments where her insight struck a chord with me, and made me realise, wow that happened to me too and I thought I was a freak!

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  • Laura
  • 08-10-2016

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.

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  • Louisa Hartnett
  • 11-04-2018

End already

had hoped this would actually be funny and interesting.. in the end I just got so tired of it, out of sheer pig headedness, I had to persevere to make it to the end of the book.. trite drivel..

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  • AWH
  • 04-10-2016

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

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  • MR
  • 27-09-2016

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-08-2019

Love Amy but didn’t this book

If I would be teenager I might of gotten something out of this book which I was hoping to get but didn’t. Not sure if the stories and her point of view was offering anything interesting for me personally. It was like reading her diary - somedays something interesting happens somedays not..

Love her stand up, but unfortunately was disappointed with the book.

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  • Christmas2016
  • 20-08-2019

At first i thought it was funny

At first, I thought this is one funny book with silly stories; then soon became to dislike it and found it painful listening to.

Amy reads the whole book in a monotone voice and I soon became to realise that nothing is her fault, throughout the book, everything that has happened is someone else's fault and she reveals her families secrets and stories of personal times.

For me, I wouldn't recommend, Kevin Harts book however is hilarious.