The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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,...


Details The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

TitleThe Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
ISBN9781501139888
Author
Release DateAug 16th, 2016
PublisherGallery Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Humor, Audiobook, Biography
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Reviews The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

  • Trin
    2016-08-15
    I liked this book more than Amy Poehler's or Issa Rae's or Ellen DeGeneres' or Sloane Crosley's or Laurie Notaro's. I liked it less than Mindy Kaling's or Caitlin Moran's or Lindy West's or Roxane Gay's or Jessi Klein's or Melissa Broder's or Tina Fey's. But more than anything else I am grateful that there are so many interesting, troubled, funny, wise, extraordinary female voices that I can read and relate to and be horrified and inspired by.
  • Elyse
    2016-10-26
    I am not impressed.Amy was very inconsistent. She asked readers not to judge her - but she judged others. So... I AM going to judge her. It's not that I don't feel some amount of heart compassion for this young woman-- but she doesn't make me feel proud. She said she wasn't going to give advice - but she did give advice.....'several times'. Even when I agreed with a couple of her advice tips - her delivery was righteous-aloof and cold. Most of th...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2016-05-09
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/I’m going to begin this review by addressing the pink elephant in the room. In what could only be an effort to prove that the lowest lifeform on the planet is, in fact, the Subredditor, a smear campaign has been created in order to give Schumer’s book the lowest Amazon rating possible. Way to stay classy people who live in your mama’s basements (credit to the Huff Post for the bas...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2016-07-14
    I really don't know why I bought this. I don't even watch Amy Schumer's stuff, but for some reason, I thought this would be hilarious. But to be honest I was just bored. I didn't end up finishing it. I got about halfway through when I said to myself, 'you could be reading something else right now' and that was that.
  • Larry H
    2016-09-21
    I'm about a 3.75 here, so I rounded up because she makes me laugh.Because I spend more time reading and going to the movies than watching television, I'll admit I was a little bit late to the party where Amy Schumer was concerned. I know I heard her name, but wasn't familiar with her comedy until I saw an article on Facebook referencing an appearance she made on Ellen DeGeneres' show, where she made Ellen laugh out loud more than a few times. (Ne...
  • Esil
    2016-10-14
    I would probably give this less than 4 stars if I hadn’t listened to the audio, but listening to Amy Schumer tell her story in her own voice adds a lot of dimension to The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo. I didn’t really know much about Schumer before I started listening to this book -- I’m definitely more of a reader than a tv or movie watcher. But I had read enough positive reviews of her book to make me curious. This “sort of” memoir...
  • Char
    2016-09-20
    Who the hell is Amy Schumer? I have no idea. Since I picked up this book I've learned she's a comedian, she has her own show, an HBO special, and she starred in and wrote the movie Trainwreck. So why did I listen to this book? Because I read in Huff Post that some internet trolls were trying to tank the book's ratings and that just made me feel rebellious, so here I am. Now, I LOVE this girl. She's strong, she works hard, (really, really hard), s...
  • Taryn Pierson
    2016-03-14
    The most empowering book I’ve read since my fabulous, fashion-forward grandma and I paged through Color Me Beautiful circa 1991 and I learned why I always look like a warmed-over corpse in pale yellow. (It’s not my fault! I’m a Summer!)Amy Schumer is just the BEST. If you’re not 100% sold on her raunchy brand of humor, read her book and prepare to be totally convinced of her awesomeness. If you thought her book would simply be a series of...
  • Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell
    2016-09-04
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI keep picking up these memoirs written by my favorite female comedians expecting them to be funny, and then the memoir inevitably turns out to be a "I may be a funny person for a living, but I'm so much more - let me list out the innermost details of my psyche for your pleasure so you can understand my soul" type of deal. Which is fine. I can totally understand why comedians would want to do...
  • emma
    2017-01-18
    4.25/5I did not expect THAT out of THIS.https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...I wasn’t sure about picking this one up, because Amy Schumer has long been, shall we say...controversial. In the past, she’s made jokes with race-based punchlines that more than toe the line of what’s okay. And I need you all to know that if I found even the slightest trace of that problematic-ness here, I’d have given it one star. (That’s my policy with pro...
  • emily
    2016-08-23
    I've based my rating of Amy's book entirely on how it left me feeling, and I just have this warm glow in my chest and I smiled too much while reading the last paragraph and, I'm not gonna lie, I got all teary once it ended. I took my time reading this book, not caring how many pages I read that day (which I usually do), and just enjoyed spending a little time with Amy every day. This book was just honest. It was full of not just the good stuff, b...
  • Hannah
    2016-12-13
    This was such a nice surprise! I wasn't really expecting much because I have to admit to not really knowing Amy Schumer before I started, other than knowing that she is a comedian famous for talking about her vagina a lot. Don't get me wrong, she does talk about her vagina, a lot, but she also talks about so many other things, important things, and she actually did make me cry (to be fair, I cry fairly easily). As usual with memoirs, I listened t...
  • Maxwell
    2016-11-12
    3.5 Unsurprisingly blunt and funny. But surprisingly sentimental and heartfelt at times. I thought the two chapters about her mom and dad were some of the best writing and when I felt like I was really getting to know her as a person. There were some messages in here that are all well and good but not wholly original; I felt like I'd read them in previous memoirs. But her stories—and if you know Amy Schumer at all you know she's got to have som...
  • Nicole
    2017-03-19
    Was this book supposed to make me laugh?
  • Matthew
    2017-03-27
    Times the words "a", "and", and "the" appear in this book combined: 1,230Times the word "vagina" appears in this book: 6,732Some of this book is funny, some of it is serious. I have seen Amy Schumer in a few things (SNL, movies, etc.) and enjoyed them, but I am not sure if her brand of comedy is for me in an 8 hour audio dose. It was cool that it was her reading it, though. This book is for you if you don't mind crude comedy interspersed with ser...
  • Diane
    2016-08-25
    This is an easy book to recommend: If you like Amy Schumer's comedy, you will enjoy this book.Wait, I'm going to add to that: If you like Amy Schumer because she's a female performer who likes to talk about sex and relationships and confront gender stereotypes, then you will probably like this book.Miss Schumer's career has really taken off in the last few years — her movie "Trainwreck" was fun, her TV show "Inside Amy Schumer" is still going s...
  • Snotchocheez
    2017-01-16
    5 starsYep. All the effing stars, yo.And I'm sure some of you are saying "Robbie's drunk-reviewing again!" (Nope. Not even a vicarious buzz from all of Amy's liquor and pot consumption she unapologetically describes; and it's Sunday night/Monday morning in Alabama: can't buy liquor within a 40 mile radius of here on Sunday anyway). Or, "Robbie's got it bad for Amy!" (Not so much, really. I really like "Inside Amy Schumer" in teeny doses, but all...
  • Mariah
    2017-04-03
    I was very surprised by this book. I expected myself to think it was only "okay" or to not enjoy it. I have been reading a lot of comedy books and not loving them, but I really enjoyed this book.Amy Schumer is someone that I knew very little about. I had seen her act in a couple of movies (less than a handful). However, when I saw that she wrote a book and saw how extremely popular it was, I had to read it. I had this book on hold at the library ...
  • Ammar
    2016-08-16
    Another celebrity memoir in the form of essays hit the stand.The book is good, some parts are funny, some are sad. Amy shares a lot of stories about her childhood, how her parents lost their fortune and began all over again. She describes her lovers, her one night stand, the athletes and musicians she was with. Amy talks about how she became a stand up comedian and how it was hard and it took her years to perfect her routine. Trainwreck is discus...
  • helen the bookowl
    2016-09-03
    When I started reading this book, I had no idea who Amy Schumer was. I was sent a review copy unsolicited (and I was thrilled about that, btw), and a friend of mine told me that Amy Schumer is a famous comedian. Before reading, though, I decided to look her up on YouTube, and when I found an interview with her on the Ellen Degeneres show, I immediately fell in love. This woman was HILARIOUS! And I don't easily laugh from comedians' jokes, but Amy...
  • Dana Giusti
    2016-08-07
    I expected something just straight up funny and silly, but the book had some surprising depth to it. The best chapter by far, in my opinion, is "The Worst Night of My Life", where she details a particularly horrible night with her abusive ex. She goes on to emphasize how abusive relationships can happen to ANYONE, even those who have always considered themselves "strong-ass women" such as herself. I thought that was a really important message to ...
  • Britany
    2017-02-17
    I laughed, I was grossed out, I nodded along in agreement and (with any good memoir) there were sad moments too. I listened to this one on audio (read by the author)-- this made the reading experience so much better in my opinion. I felt like I was sitting right next to Amy (Oh AND we are BFFS in this delusion) and she's filling me on her life stories. She throws F#CK around like it's going out of style and I do appreciate a good F bomb now and a...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    2016-11-27
    This book wasn't terrible, but aside from being slightly comedic, I found it to be absolutely unmemorable. It seems like one of those books that make a brief surge into bestselling popularity, which quickly dies down within a very short time.
  • Sita
    2016-08-28
    This was bad, y'all. More like a shoddily written blog than a book (that had more than a million attached to it, what's more!)
  • Emer
    2016-11-14
    This was all very underwhelming and at times felt like quite a laborious read.I don't know if I will do a full review but there are important things to be lauded in this book such as Amy's frank discussion about her personal experience with domestic violence and with labelling sexual assault. I commend her honesty, her bravery, her openness. But sadly I had issues with other aspects of the book... For instance I didn't find her to be a natural wr...
  • Jason Koivu
    2017-07-11
    What a dud. I did not see that coming!I am a fan of Amy Schumer, yes warts and all*, and so I expected to love this book. Her show is hilarious, her stand-up is good stuff, and I really enjoyed her movie Trainwreck...or A Girl Without Complexes as it is known in Russia. This book, however, not so good. The subject matter is hit and miss. I really enjoyed when she got on the topic of her show or movie. There was some snort-laugh-worthy material in...
  • Lillian ᴥ Cloud 9 Books
    2016-09-14
    ***** 3 Stars *****I'm not sure how to rate this. There were parts I appreciated, and there were parts I thought were unnecessary. Do I care that Amy can't have an orgasm from penetration? Do I care about all of Amy's numerous failed relationships? Yes, some parts were funny, but if you're expecting to have a lot of laughs, you won't find it here. The majority of the book is about her previous relationships, her experience as a female comic, and ...