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. 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. Where it shines is in the jokes less told and scenes less sketched. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It was full of not just the good stuff, but a lot of the ugly stuff from her life. It’s easy to see why Schumer’s book is billed as “confessional” – women’s writing often is.
", Heidi Stevens of the Chicago Tribune wrote that when a celebrity "offers a self-reveal" it's "an exercise in either vanity or courage", but that Schumer's was "mostly the latter", and that "even the parts that veer into the former are witty enough to make you glad you stuck around. A common criticism of Amy Schumer’s self-written 2015 movie blockbuster, Trainwreck, was that it got off to a good start before running out of steam.
August 16th 2016 I am not who I sleep with. I did not see that coming! I thought that was a really important message to put out there, because there is so often the belie. This was just Amy Schumer, plain and simple, leave it or take it. What started off looking like a female 'shock-jock' style memoir becomes anything but, as the book progresses, with surprising and almost outrageous frankness Schumer shares her childhood, her family, her relationships, her striving to survive as a lone young adult in New York, and her final road to fame and riches. by Gallery Books, "I've only had one one-night stand in my life. 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.
I expected something just straight up funny and silly, but the book had some surprising depth to it. (She would maybe tell you this is as close to playing sports as she gets.) When we saw it rolling in, we made eye contact and nodded to each other like musicians agreeing to play the bridge.”. 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.
“Confessional” is a very gendered word. I am not my mother. So why did I listen to this book?
I am amazing for you, not because of you. I embrace my power. This could all come across a bit Chris Martin, but it doesn’t. I got about halfway through when I said to myself, 'you could be reading something else right now' and that was that. To see what your friends thought of this book. Her voice was really strong; it sounded just like her. Don't get me wrong, she.
But do not worry: there are laughs. I listened to this one on audio (read by the author)-- this made the reading experience so much better in my opinion. It seems like one of those books that make a brief surge into bestselling popularity, which quickly dies down within a very short time. And I don't easily laugh from comedians' jokes, but Amy made me smile and laugh. Her prose, too, is physical: it jumps and spins.
Also, when I saw that the opening chapter was called An Open Letter to My Vagina, I sighed, because: a) who isn’t sick of open letters? It makes sense that Schumer selects Walt Whitman and Mark Twain as her favourite authors. I say if I'm beautiful. The book’s title is a play on Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise. I really don't know why I bought this.
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. The writing on her father’s multiple sclerosis (which was given a subplot in Trainwreck) is both warm and devastating. " Lincee Ray of the Associated Press said that "readers will laugh and cry, and may put the book down from moments of honesty that result in uncomfortable realistic details from her life.". I did find myself (many times actually) thinking-- wow, so it's NOT just me!
This book was just honest. They give you life, sure, but they can also burn you and”, “I know my worth. Not just enjoy it—you need it. I was going to start off this review by saying "Surpsingly I was a fan of this one!". Welcome back. But, though the first 40 pages of The Girl… read as though an enterprising show runner has picked up some script notes on set and flogged them (there are too many zany asides and “anythiiiinnnnnnnnggggg”s), the rest of this book is resoundingly brilliant.
Summary A refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays . 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. Another celebrity memoir in the form of essays hit the stand. There are offbeat observations.
But we don’t really get down to it until the last chapter and then it makes beautiful sense. Play, run, try. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo is published by Harper Collins (£20). I expected something just straight up funny and silly, but the book had some surprising depth to it. Go seems to be the message of this book. 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. Schumer is the kind of comedian who can casually drop bombs, à la Sarah Silverman or Joan Rivers, speak about sex with a Pryor-like candour or be as physically funny as Lucille Ball. That last wave we would ever ride together. I'll speak and share and fuck and love, and I will never apologize for it. She throws F#CK around like it's going out of style and I do appreciate a good F bomb now and again. But I had read enough positive reviews of her book to make me curious.
Overall, an interesting memoir- one that was humorous and one I was glad I listened to. A section is dedicated to two women who were shot and killed at a screening of her film. At the back of the book, she includes practical steps on how to help in the fight for gun control. I felt like this when I finished reading Amy Poehler's memoir too--just warm and glowing and grateful. But it’s also often the writing women are pushed into – it’s the business model of entire websites. 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. "Amy Schumer: Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo tops the New York Times bestseller list", "Amy Schumer: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo book cover", "Amy Schumer has her own 'Back' in new book", "Schumer keeps it real in 'Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Girl_with_the_Lower_Back_Tattoo&oldid=926749717, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 November 2019, at 13:35. I'm so sorry to disappoint anyone...", The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of.
(“No,” she recalls a boyfriend saying when she gives the latter as the name of her dream best friend, “it has to be a real person.”).
This book wasn't terrible, but aside from being slightly comedic, I found it to be absolutely unmemorable. I expected laughs coming out of my butt and instead I got a relative dud. There's something very special about memoirs from famous people who you love--they are in full control of what they give you, and if you're lucky they give a lot. Even though this season of her show has been a little message-y, and her movie about an author named Spence (that's an inside joke for readers in the know) wasn't as sharp as it could have been, I'm actually really looking forward to this book. I expected myself to think it was only "okay" or to not enjoy it.
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