The Girl With the Lower Back Tat­too

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - BOOKS - by Amy Schumer, Si­mon & Schus­ter.

Co­me­dian Amy Schumer is the an­ti­dote to the Kar­dashi­ans and ev­ery­thing wrong with the world for young women. Here, Schumer finds dozens of ways to be hys­ter­i­cal. She prints ex­tracts from her teenage di­aries and an­no­tates them with hi­lar­i­ous re­sults. She writes her own obit­u­ary and riffs on par­ent­ing fail­ures. It all, apart from vagina jokes, comes from a thought­ful place, ad­dress­ing sex­ism, ill­ness, vi­o­lence against women, gun con­trol and more. The story of her fa­ther’s mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis is in­cred­i­bly mov­ing. She may de­scribe herself as hav­ing a “Cab­bage Patch head” and mis­take pic­tures of herself pad­dle-board­ing for Al­fred Hitch­cock en­joy­ing water sports, but for that rea­son she’s my kind of girl.

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