The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

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...

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Title:The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo Reviews

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

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    I’m going to begin this review by addressing the pink elephant in the room. In what could only be an effort to prove that the lowest lifeform on the planet is, in fact, the Subredditor, a smear campaign has been created in order to give Schumer’s book the lowest Amazon rating possible. Way to stay classy people who live in your mama’s basements (credit to the Huff Post for the basement dweller line). Now here’s what I think y’all shoul

    Find all of my reviews at:

    I’m going to begin this review by addressing the pink elephant in the room. In what could only be an effort to prove that the lowest lifeform on the planet is, in fact, the Subredditor, a smear campaign has been created in order to give Schumer’s book the lowest Amazon rating possible. Way to stay classy people who live in your mama’s basements (credit to the Huff Post for the basement dweller line). Now here’s what I think y’all should do . . . .

    Oh, and to the author of the speshul snowflake that has accumulated a whopping

    reviews on Amazon and an even more impressive six on Goodreads who apparently started this whole mess . . . .

    Now that

    out of the way let’s talk about the book, shall we?

    As most of you know I am an oldie (but a goodie) and also a reality television aficionado. Therefore I was present for Amy Schumer’s debut on Last Comic Standing and was even informed by a co-worker that I would probably burn in hell for belly laughing at the following joke from that show . . .

    Schumer went on to be not-quite-so-funny in later episodes (winding up in 4th place), but she was also a fetus who was pretty obviously cast to fill the “cute young female” demographic required in all reality T.V. competitions. After her loss, she pounded the pavement and ran the gamut of comedy clubs (many of them “pay to play”) in order to hone her craft. And now she wrote a book . . . because that’s how it do what it do when you reach a certain level of fame as a comedian.

    Amy’s book is a little different. If you liked

    (well, you know before the world collectively lost its shit about her looking at her sister’s vag) you might like this one as well. Have no fear, Schumer does not admit to being a pedophile – she just insults the entire population of Tampa instead. She is, however, another voice for young women . . . but I’ll get back to that.

    As a lady of a certain age, I don’t go looking for my feminism in a raunchy comic’s autobiography. Thus the 3 Stars. I like Schumer because she tells a lot of vagina jokes and she writes catchy little diddies that you can sometimes find me singing while folding laundry or doing dishes . . . .

    ♪♫this is where my poop comes out♪♫

    I was expecting her to make me laugh with stories about her sex life. Which she did . . . .

    I also expected her to make me laugh with self-deprecating statements regarding her looks. Which she did . . .

    ^^^^Hehehehehehehe. She totally effing does.

    And I expected more self-deprecating stories regarding her not-model-perfect body. Which she did (in the form of footnotes attached to her journal from when she was 18) . . . .

    It being the age of the interwebs I even expected her to make me laugh with comments about trolls. Which she did . . .

    Due to the fact that she’s one of the biggest up-and-comers in female comedy, I expected her to take a stance on the never ending “women aren’t funny” attitude. Which she did . . .

    Seriously dudes. Get over it. No one forces you to watch

    or the

    remake (or to spend your entire fucking life trolling Reddit, for that matter). Doing this shit just makes you look . . . .

    Obviously I expected her to tell the story about the infamous lower back tattoo. Which she did . . .

    I expected her to open up and confess some things the general public might not know about her. Which she did in the form of admitting she’s an introvert . . . .

    As well as a couple of kind of terrifying tales of being a blackout drunk . . . .

    And I was

    when I began the chapter “An Introduction to my Stuffed Animals.” Turns out her idea of “stuffed” is a little more traditional than mine, but she’s obviously still pretty fucked in the head just like me when it comes to the undead creatures she chooses to snuggle with . . . .

    The parts I really hadn’t planned on were talk about rape and domestic violence. I realize I’m coldhearted, but I grab comedy books for the funny, not in yo’ face real life shit (which is why I always recommend

    when someone wants a ha-ha). However, I do realize the importance of famous young women being a voice for other young women. Surprisingly, Schumer does a pretty damn good job of it too . . . .

    And on that note . . .

  • Trin

    I liked this book more than

    's or

    's or

    ' or

    's or

    's. I liked it less than

    's or

    's or

    's or

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    's or

    's or

    's. But more than anything else I am grateful that there are so many interesting, troubled, funny, wise, extraordinary female voices that I can read and relate to and be horrified and inspired by.

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    I really don't know why I bought this. I don't even watch Amy Schumer's stuff, but for some reason, I thought this would be hilarious. But to be honest I was just bored. I didn't end up finishing it. I got about halfway through when I said to myself, 'you could be reading something else right now' and that was that.

  • Elyse

    I am not impressed.

    Amy was very inconsistent. She asked readers not to judge her - but she judged others. So... I AM going to judge her. It's not that I don't feel some amount of heart compassion for this young woman-- but she doesn't make me feel proud.

    She said she wasn't going to give advice - but she did give advice.....'several times'.

    Even when I agreed with a couple of her advice tips - her delivery was righteous-aloof and cold.

    Most of the time I was bored. Did I really need to listen to

    I am not impressed.

    Amy was very inconsistent. She asked readers not to judge her - but she judged others. So... I AM going to judge her. It's not that I don't feel some amount of heart compassion for this young woman-- but she doesn't make me feel proud.

    She said she wasn't going to give advice - but she did give advice.....'several times'.

    Even when I agreed with a couple of her advice tips - her delivery was righteous-aloof and cold.

    Most of the time I was bored. Did I really need to listen to her TIME SCHEDULE of her work day with her staff....of peeing, listening to staff going down on girls, talking about their lunch, playing on YouTube, and eating snacks? Oh and the 40 plus things Amy listed that we don't know about her were only semi-interesting. Nothing stands out on that list that really inspires me. She doesn't like to jump out of airplanes, ( so? not many people do). She has not had anal sex. WHY do we need to know these things?

    She likes to eat pasta before falling asleep.

    Wow.... AND THIS BOOK IS A BEST SELLER WHY???

    And....

    ......as for the 'way' Amy 'started' her book?......PLEASE,....MY GOD.....

    Sharing with us about forgiving her vagina? As her 'opening'? REALLY? It was more 'odd' than shocking... more of a puzzle as to why she started her book this way than funny- sincere - or wise.

    I thought her comments about being an introvert were 'GOOD'. A plus for AMY!

    I thought everything she shared about her father was 'awful' ... LACKING RESPECT. A minus for Amy!

    I thought her sharing about her 'experience' of losing her virginity was sad, unfair, unfortunate to say the least. But truthful. A plus for Amy..

    But....when she goes into details 'soon' after --giving young girls instructions on how to masturbate - in detail -then talks about some guys fingers in her butt hole ( she says "not cool".....but still keeps on talking about it).... she gets a big minus from me. It's like Amy is cookin sex-chatter bouillabaisse.... serving it is ceramic bowls for us to chow down. I'm not crazy about her cooking!

    From pot to shoplifting -- ( A felony on her record: had she known the people who first caught her with the stollen goods .. she would have 'ran'), to a passionate love for her stuffed animals-- ( she loves them 'more' than some of her family members), to lots of bragging about her being as asshole with the NEW MONEY she makes.

    Yep... this girl is a class act! Ha!

    I'm all for self expression-- but I also admire a some amounts of reserved 'dignity'. When did our culture become THIS??? Amy-ish???

    I find the way she presents herself to the world a little sad!!!!

    Tacky - raunchy - juvenile- and mostly pointless!

  • Arthur Graham

    How to write a successful book:

    1.

    on cover

    2. Clever title parody

    3. Put words inside

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