Author: Amy Schumer
Narrated By: Amy Schumer
Publication Date: August 16, 2015
Duration: 8 hrs 6 minutes
My Rating: 9/10
Overview: Amy Schumer, most recently known for her starring role in Trainwreck and her HBO special at The Apollo, is back in the spotlight with her first published auto-biography.
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo will double you over with laughter, make you cry and even influence you to self-reflect. It's absolutely a must-read and a must-listen!
Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed her serious chapters far more than her comedic ones. Amy is an incredibly strong woman and I think she is a great role model for young girls. Yes, I said young girls! Amy empowered me with her writing regarding body image and women's rights. I have a little more self confidence now thanks to Amy.
"I know my worth. I embrace my power. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story. I will. I'll speak and share and fuck and love, and I will never apologize for it. I am amazing for you, not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you."
Don't worry though, there are plenty of hilarious chapters apart from the serious ones.
Amy opens the book with a letter to her vagina and ends it with an eye-watering tale of how she earned her nickname, "Pancakes".
What I didn't: My only wish is that the book was longer. I'm ready for her sophomore title already!
What I loved about listening: Once Amy got into the swing of narrating, I was extremely happy with my decision to listen to her book instead of reading it. Only Amy can bring her story to life and she did so phenomenally. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook instead of simply reading the physical copy.
What I didn't love about listening: In the beginning of the book, you could almost tell Amy seemed nervous because her voice lacked the illustrious swagger it usually possesses, however, as the book progresses, Amy does sound more and more like herself.