Book Review: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo


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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.


Rating: 3.5/5 stars


What’s it like: N/A


What did I think?: I expected more from it. I expected to find out more about her overall. The autobiography is told in stories, which is good in the beginning. They’re either funny or make you think about what she’s gone through. I was hoping for a more complete picture of her life. I went into the book not knowing a lot about Amy Schumer and I came out not feeling like I knew that much more. I feel like that’s a thing with autobiographies though. I have more of them on my to-read list but I have to be in the mood for one. Overall, it was an okay read. I think skipping around to the stories that interest you would be a better way to tackle this book.