Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo - Amy Schumer

It seems to be the modern way of celebrity living, that if you are in your twenties or thirties you need to look back on your life and write a memoir, because you are wise and want to impart your wisdom to the masses.  I can hardly criticize as I do like to read memoirs.   I had only encountered comedian Amy Schumer on the odd chat show on TV and on her movie Trainwreck.

In this book, I was amused by lot of her stories, she is funny although a bit borderline smutty, I did like that she didn't name drop a lot or write boring anecdotes about dull shows that I hadn't heard about.  Where her writing shines is where she talks about her family, sexism, gun violence and sexual violence.  Maybe she is a voice that is needed to speak to the younger generation about some of these issues, and I am sure it will generate many conversations of a political nature, which you may not expect from this type of book.  4/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

You're right about youngsters needing to write their memoirs before they are thirty. I remember when Madonna received a 'lifetime achievement award' at thirty-two or something like that. A comedian said that that would give people like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett something to shoot for.