Being an unapologetic, slightly offensive and loud female is often characterized as the quirky best friend in any movie or TV show. However, Amy Schumer has taken these qualities, wrapped them up in an explosive package and delivered herself as the main character.
There are maybe a handful of individuals I would waste my time praising for the invisible audience that is the internet. These certain individuals include: myself (kidding, my autobiography would be horribly inappropriate and offensive), Eminem, Nancy Reagan, the writers of The Office, and lastly… Amy Schumer.
Amy Schumer is by far the only reason I think blondes have more fun. She is possibly the only blonde that has the kind of fun I would want to join in on. She may not be everything good in this world but she makes sure to make you laugh about everything both good and bad in this world. Amy Schumer is the big sister I never had despite her not knowing I exist amongst the many twenty something girls that tweet their undying love for her every day.
However, despite the apparent (and slightly creepy) idolizing I do for this woman, this article isn’t about what a hilarious person she is. This is a completely objective review of her book that I spent a good portion of summer using as shade while I tanned.
She began The Girl With The Back Tattoo by making it clear this it wasn’t a self-help book. Yet, I disagree with her. Throughout the book she uses her own experiences to craft together an exceptional how-to-guide. Unknowingly or not, she helps her readers see how to navigate through insecurities, toxic relationships and the occasional embarrassing sexual endeavor.
Schumer helps make the average person feel less abnormal and a little more average. She did the unthinkable and let you realize that famous people can be just like you. It wasn’t in the, “Oh look I eat carbs too,” superficial way. She did so in the “I’ve done shitty things and let shitty people in my life and figured out some shitty things too,” kind of way. It was refreshing to get an outlook on certain particular things that a lot of people, famous or not, don’t usually openly reflect on. It made the reader (or maybe just me) feel not so alone and not so strange for feeling the same things.
She caused me to look at what I always thought were my worst traits as something to be proud of, something to use to my advantage. She made me feel like I could get a beer with her. She made me feel like I could ask her for advice and get some no bullshit, regurgitated from a script, answer. I identified with her throughout the entire book in a lot of ways and it made me like certain aspects of myself that I have grown to hate.
There are only two books I would claim that every person should read in their life: How To Kill A Mockingbird and The Girl With The Back Tattoo. (I would suggest The Girl With The Back Tattoo if you’re looking for a hearty chuckle though!)
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