The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back TattooThe Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Amy Schumer doesn’t hold back in her performances on stage, nor does she keep anything back in her book. Not a novel, it is a group of essays on various topics and of varying interest. Sometimes it felt that Schumer was writing with her comic hat on and at other times it felt like we were allowed to glimpse into the very real world in which she actually lives in.

Strong on girl power and self empowerment, Amy Schumer beats an unapologetic feminist drum. Written almost as if Schumer is writing to the reader alone, she weaves personal and professional stories together with ease. With disarming honesty she talks about the rape that resulted in her loosing her virginity and she talks openly about her experience in a domestic violence situation. She also gives some serious advice on how to make it as a comedian or any other career you have in mind; work bloody hard for it.

I personally didn’t find the humour to my taste in this book. As a piece of comedy it missed the mark for me, but as a girl power really cry it was totally working. There were times I found the topic boring and pointless but I’m probably in the minority.

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