Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Author: Amy Schumer
Original title: The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Edition Language: English
Series: no
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor, Autobiography, Memoir
Format: audio
Read by: Amy Schumer
Duration: 8h6m

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.

My thoughts:
           I truly liked the book. It is definitely not a masterpiece and for sure it is not the read for everyone. But being a grown up woman I can relate to so many things Amy is talking about.
I had no idea who Amy Schumer is when I started the book, and was I shocked by the content of the book at the beginning? Hell yeh!  She speaks freely about many girls' subjects, even about the ones which are discuss in close friendly circles only. Maybe she is too open in revealing her faults and intimate parts of her life, but on the other hand who talks about that really? Mothers? There are some things you cannot even talk with your mom about. Friends? They can be the same inexperienced as you are. But some topics need to be raised. Perhaps the biggest minus of the book is that the narration is too blunt, no hints or reading between lines, Amy delivers her opinion, without much space for discussion, but I guess this is her style on stage and life, so it is not bad after all.
           In any case, if you know Amy Schumer and looking for some fun, this is not the book to choose. Actually it is there is a lot of speculation on many important topics: as domestic violence, parent-children relationship, rape, gun prohibition and gender inequality. Of cause, there are sparkles of humor (how it is without it?) but, I had a feeling that the book is not only aiming to entertain the reader, but educate to some extent.

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