The insecurities she writes about are so funny and relatable that...she becomes less the comic behind the mic and more your friend who you have more in common with than you ever thought.
Why I love it
I love a funny lady, so it's no surprise that I'm an Amy Schumer fan. But after reading The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, my feelings for her are taking a new shape: admiration and respect are two that jump to my mind.Â The book is breezy with a lot of great stories, but she continually "goes there" in a way that kept catching me off guard, whether it's about her body image, struggles with her self worth, or incredibly embarrassing (but possibly helpful to impressionable young girls like me) stories about sex and romance.Â
She also speaks in the language of people who watch Bravo, so that's a natural plus for me. And, full disclosure, I get a shout out on page 29!
I especially admired her guts in printing former journal entries through the years, annotated with her present-day snark.Â And I loved each and every one of her sex stories and didn't even mind that she doesn't name names. Half the fun is trying to figure out who she's talking about. Â (Note to self: I'm worried I name too many names in MY NEW BOOK (hint!), but it's already gone to printer so I have something new to obsess over late at night.)
My impression of Schumer had always been one of a brash funnylady who took no prisoners and was constantly balls to the walls, but the insecurities she writes about are so funny and relatable that by the end of the book, she becomes less the comic behind the mic and more your friend who you have more in common with than you ever thought.