If you don’t know who Amy Schumer is, you need to amp up your pop culture game. Amy is a sought-after American comedienne. She has her own comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer. And now, she also has her book. With The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, she has turned an author.
At the very start, she declares that it isn’t an autobiography, for she wants to pen that when she is in her 90s and is “memoir-worthy”. However, the book is essentially a memoir. She takes the readers down memory lane - sharing stories, anecdotes and incidents from her life. These are the pegs that make Amy who she is, shaping her persona, personality and philosophy. And all of it is interesting, given Amy’s celebrated funny voice. Her gigs are applauded for her provocative wit, candid digs and honest sounding lines, which are ample in the book, too.
From writing about the time she wanted to lose her virginity but couldn’t, to the time she actually did; from her relationships to three marriages of each of her parents, there are many raw personal details that she has shared. Even if there is no takeaway from some chapters, like the first chapter An Open Letter to My Vagina, you still enjoy reading it.
Amy Schumer’s The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, from Harper Collins, is thought provoking and funny.
There is a lot that her innumerous fans, young adults and readers in general can learn from Amy’s experiences. It’s okay if you are an average school girl, or if the one you want to date is dating someone else, or you stand in someone’s poop on your school camp, it’s alright. She has had her struggles personal and professional. She was humiliated, she was afraid, she was called names and body shamed, but she has come to embrace it all. And to grace magazine covers.
You will relate to the many vulnerabilities and fears every woman goes through, growing up and beyond. At many places, the book could have been edited sharper. The language and grammar is very Amy and American. Yet, written with candour and a generous dose of humour (what else do you except from a comedian’s book), she brings the readers closer to her and moves them. She is provocatively funny Amy owns her body, her choices, and her life. Oh! There’s also a chapter about her lower back tattoo.
Title: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Author: Amy Schumer
Publisher: Harper Collins India
Price: INR 399
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