Review by CJ
Sexual assault and rape
From a letter to her vagina to exploring her relationships with family members, Amy Schumer tells stories about her life from her heart, her soul and her funny bone.
I found The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo to be a lot like Schumer’s comedy in that it won’t appeal to everyone and incorporates incredibly varied content. From heart-wrenching to laugh out loud funny, self-deprecating to cocky, and filthy to political — The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is always entertaining.
Some of the issues and experiences Schumer addresses are polarising, shocking or upsetting but these are always addressed respectfully and passionately. While predominantly a comedy book — and with Schumer often referencing her dark humour — issues such as sexual assault and gun violence are never taken lightly.
The ‘slice of life’ style in which Amy Schumer chose to write The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is a great format to write comedy anecdotes but is also well suited to address personal stories and beliefs.
Overall I recommend The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo to readers who enjoy Schumer’s stand up comedy or Inside Amy and fans of slice of life comedies with heart and depth.