This was my second reading of The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I LOVE biographies, especially auto-biographies. I love feeling as if I am seeing behind-the-scenes. In her first of what I hope will be a long line of books, Schumer really delivers. Vulnerability is probably my favorite trait in a human being, and throughout her book, Schumer is unceasingly, endearingly vulnerable. Schumer also holds my second favorite trait – a wicked sense of humor – which pretty much means she and I are destined to be best friends. (My third favorite trait is idealistic, unfailing hope – JKJKJK)
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo feels like a personal comedy special given just for the reader. I literally LOL’d a number of times. When I wasn’t laughing, I was raising the roof (do people still do that?) chanting “Girl Power!” From redefining beauty standards to normalizing female sexuality to advocating for safer, smarter gun laws, Amy (I can call her that since we’re best friends) is the champion we all need.
“Beautiful, ugly, funny, boring, smart or not, my vulnerability is my ultimate strength. There’s nothing anyone can say about me that’s more permanent, damaging, or hideous than the statement I have forever tattooed upon myself. I’m proud of this ability to laugh at myself- even if everyone can see my tears, just like they can see my dumb, senseless, wack, lame lower back tattoo.”
May we all embrace our own lower back tattoos.