Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
by Amy Schumer
323 pages

If you like Amy Schumer's comedy, you will enjoy 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 strong, and she had her first comedy special for HBO.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is a collection of mostly funny stories, but there are also some dark ones in there. Like the time she was in an abusive relationship, but kept making excuses for the boyfriend that would beat her. Or all the sadness that comes from having a father diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Or her frustrations over getting more gun control laws in the U.S.

This book did have lighter and funny chapters, and it often made me laugh. I ended up listening to this book on audio, which I recommend. Her comic timing made this a fun and thoughtful listen.

Schumer's comedy persona is a woman who likes men and sex, and someone who drinks and swears a lot. This book is a softer side of Amy, but there's still a lot of swearing.

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