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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Written by: Amy Schumer
Narrated by: Amy Schumer
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Publisher's Summary

"Amy's got your back. She's in your corner. She's an honesty bomb. And she's coming for you." (Actress Tilda Swinton, Trainwreck costar)

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, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Down to earth and relatable, frank and unapologetic, Amy Schumer is one of us: She relies on her sister for advice, still hangs out with her high school pals, and continues to navigate the ever-changing boundaries in love, work, and life.

Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend - an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she's experiencing lust at first sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor's secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably - but only because it's over.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Amy Schumer (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio

What the critics say

"[Amy Schumer's] experience as a comic translates into many strengths as an audiobook narrator...this is a delightful listen with one of comedy's most honest, funniest voices." ( AudioFile)

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An enjoyable listen, thanks Amy!

I really enjoyed her clever take on life. She shares her struggles, fears and silly moments. I felt like my good friend was telling me some of her darkness secrets. I'm a bigger fan now that I've listen to this book. #Audible1

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  • LG
  • 2019-10-21

Below expectation

This book is filled with airhead contents and profanity. Expected funny content from a stand up comedian but got nothing but mombo jumbo! Not everyone can pick up a pen and write for the sake of writing. Total waste of time and money.

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EH , not so interesting

Not so great I don't wanna hear of a poor schmuck going down on a dirty girl more then once.

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confused

I don't know exactly what I expected, but I like Amy and I thought this book would make me laugh and cheer me up, as Amy often does. It didn't. When watching a life comedian, sometimes it's just body language or facial expression that makes you laugh, not words. This book more of autobiography with sad life stories, oversharing and exaggerated silliness for laughs.

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I laughed and I cried

...and I couldn't stop listening. I loved the lessons she described she learned, the self conference she earned for herself, it's worth a lot. I wasn't a big fan of swearing, but that is who she is and I ended up not noticing it anymore half way through. Thanks, Amy! Best wishes!

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5 étoiles

Jai adoré, a ecouter, Amy lis bien son livre, vous ne serai pas déçu, no spoilers.

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Only a few actual "lol" moments

I love her. But this wasn't as amazing as I'd hoped. I definitely don't want to bash, I'm just saying that I hope her next one is better. Still a fan!

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Love her, love this book

I loved reading this in 2020 knowing how much her life has changed. Such a great book though. Very real and honest. 10/10 recommend.

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  • Kel
  • 2020-04-23

Relatable and Funny

This book I could not stop listening to. I felt like I went through Amy’s life with her. I feel like an old friend. Learned a couple ideas that are fun. I laughed, I cried, I did both at the same time. Amy if you read this, make a Mom book, I see you killin it and I want to know more! From a Mom who feels so relatable to you. Kellie

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Worth a listen

Strong story mixed with some comedy. Pretty funny overall. Enjoyed it a lot. Definitely recommend.

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  • Nick M.
  • 2018-12-29

So very relatable

The only thing she could have to make this better, was to make it longer! I can't for the next book... no matter what the title hahaha! inside book joke.

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  • katrina
  • 2016-09-17

mind numbing

I love Amy Schumers comedy, however I feel like someone said to her she needed a book, and threw in a poorly planned semi biography. the entire book could be summarized as "people think I'm like __,but I'm really like__."

honestly it came off as tone deaf between bragging about being "new money" or how good she was at stealing. It had the potential to be a lot better. oh well.

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  • Auxilio Lacouture
  • 2016-10-07

moments were funny, but mostly poor, amateur writing

I like her comedy but I was very disappointed by this book. There were very funny moments but for the most part it was cringeworthy. It was like she filled out a bunch of those facebook surveys "30 things you don't know about me " and turned it into a memoir. I still like her and her work, but she's not a writer and I would recommend skipping this book if you want to preserve your good image of her .

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  • cyndi
  • 2016-09-02

Looking for humor? Look elsewhere.

I had this book in my wish list for awhile, I was really excited when it was finally released. I like Amy Schumer and expected to laugh throughout this book. Unfortunately each chapter was a total bummer.
From her dad's battle with MS to sexual assault with one guy to being physically abused by a different guy and a theater shooting. None of these serious subjects offered a laugh (and rightfully so.) It's interesting but if you are looking for a laugh, look elsewhere, there's no humor here.

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  • AutumnsJournal
  • 2016-12-27

Don't bother.

I could not enjoy this book. I really tried but she said "footnote," like 50 times in a row and talked about naming her stuff animal and gossiping about her friends at age 9. Really not interested sorry!

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  • Alyssa
  • 2019-05-09

DON'T spend your MONEY or CREDITS on this!

The book doesn't stay on an organized topic, the material is all over the place, and going back and forth quickly between uncomfortable subjects and then funny subjects...It does not do this book any justice, and it most certainly made me stop reading it.

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  • Music Guy
  • 2016-08-29

A lot of human feces stories.

I like Amy but returned the book. Was not for me. Many sad stories. I'm sure it was cathartic for her.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2016-08-30

depressing and sad.

I bought this book hoping to laugh however Amy tells very heavy stories about her childhood that are both depressing and awkward.

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  • Erin
  • 2016-09-06

Disappointing and depressing

This isn't a bad book per se, but I think I would have appreciated it a lot more if it balanced the hard stories with some lightness. I understand Schumer wants to express her life experiences, but I laughed (for a split second) once in the span of an 8+ hour book. She has to realize that people are buying it because she's a known comedian. The delivery was very subdued and the non-stop sad stories left me thinking this should have been her second book, not her first. If you buy this, know going in that it's anything but a funny book. Even if her stories had made me think, I would have taken away more. I just felt like I was locked in a room with a very depressed person.

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  • Ray C
  • 2016-12-19

Not what you think it is

Would you try another book from Amy Schumer and/or Amy Schumer?

No, no emotion in the reading, contradicts herself from one chapter to the next

What was most disappointing about Amy Schumer’s story?

Wasn't funny, though I didn't expect it to be. But she contradicts herself by bragging about how charitable she is, when true charity is what you do when no one is looking. Whole book feels like a PR person edited it, doesn't feel real or even that its her own words. One chapter she talks about how she is this closed in shy person, then another she talks about how many people she slept with, then says she isn't promiscuous, then in the next chapter talks about why she enjoys using the nuva ring. You can't have it both ways, either you are or you aren't

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Very dry, no emotion, couldn't tell if the jokes were suppose to be jokes or if they were even suppose to be funny. Most of the time you find yourself going "WTF?".

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, didn't make it even half way through. Just found myself going "why and I even reading/listening to this?". And I love stand up comedy and comedians who write books, josh wolf, bert kriescher, greg fits Simmons, enjoyed all their books. I enjoy Amy's stand up as well, just feels like she's overreaching with this book.

Any additional comments?

Her stand up is great, her book not so much. Not really funny, although that's not the intent. Not really biographical either. Just feels like she is trying to make the narrative fit too wide of an audience instead of just writing it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-07-25

mehhhh

it's not that this is really that boring, but it is unoriginal and inconsistent. I'd say, unless you're a real Amy Schumer fan, you can avoid this.

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  • LauraFR
  • 2017-04-13

A good résumé of a lifestory

A really good testimony of what life is or could be.
It's interesting to see how people get on with their own lives, it helps to get another perspecrtive.

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  • Julia
  • 2016-10-14

A funny and powerful autobiography!

I have loved Amy for a while so I had high expectations for her book. I am thrilled with how much I loved it. She is funny, real, raw, and shares so much of her incredible life. I highly recommend it!