I became a serious Amy Schumer fan girl right around the time that I saw Trainwreck (some might even call me obsessed). Since then, I’ve seen her comedy special on HBO, obsessively stared at videos of interviews she’s done on YouTube, and come to the conclusion that she’s a hilarious human being. So when I noticed she had a book coming out this autumn, I knew I wanted to read it.
THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO | Amy Schumer
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo honestly made me feel like more comedians should be writers. I mean, they’re good with words already, so why not? The book is a collection of little stories, anecdotes and diary entries from Amy Schumer’s life. Her writing is witty and easy to read, and she discusses blatantly and honestly everything from stuffed toys to sex experiences.
However, what surprised me the most was not how hilariously laugh out loud funny the book was. (Since that was to be expected). But how respectfully and delicately she is able to discuss the more difficult topics, from domestic violence to her fathers illness. It’s a rare art to be able to make humor of something painful or embarrassing, without being disrespectful.
The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo is a fast read full of raunchy humor, that will make you laugh, think and love Amy Schumer even more. And besides, how could you not love a girl who’s so open about her love for pasta and chardonnay?