The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance." ...

Author: Amy Schumer

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 1501139886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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#1 New York Times Bestseller "Amy Schumer's book will make you love her even more. For a comedian of unbridled (and generally hilarious) causticity, Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance." —Vogue "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is an alternatingly meditative, sexually explicit, side-splittingly hilarious, heart-wrenching, disturbing, passionately political, and always staggeringly authentic ride through the highs and lows of the comedic powerhouse's life to date." —Harper's Bazaar "This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer...It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." —TheSkimm “Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.” —Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays. In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is—a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

—RollingStone.com “Amy Schumer exposes herself—hilariously—in The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.” —Panity Fair “Surprisingly moving and unsurprisingly hilarious.” —Esquire “Schumer keeps it real in The Girl with ...

Author: Amy Schumer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501139901

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer... It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." —TheSkimm “Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.” —Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning and Tony-nominated comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the acclaimed films Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend—an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably—but only because it’s over.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The girl with the lower back tattoo

The girl with the lower back tattoo

Jag är orädd. För det mesta.” Amy Schumer ”Patriarkatet har ännu massor av mörka hörn att blottlägga och unkna könsroller behöver ständigt vädras. Vilket Schumer är en mästare på.” Sylvia Balac, Aftonbladet bloggar

Author: Amy Schumer

Publisher: Wahlström & Widstrand

ISBN: 9789146232476

Category: Humor

Page: 335

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Amy Schumer, född 1981 i New York, slog igenom 2015 och är idag den hetaste komikern i USA. Tv-serien Inside Amy Schumer (som visats här på TV 3) där sketcher blandas med ståuppnummer och intervjuer är flerfaldigt prisbelönad, och hon rosas för sin roll i filmen Trainwreck som hon också skrivit manus till. 2015 utnämndes hon av Times till en av de 100 mest inflytelserika människorna i världen. Hennes sylvassa feministiska humor rör sig kring sex, kön, relationer, normer, kroppsideal, kvinnoförakt, mansvälde och – inte minst – underliv. Nu kommer hon också med en mångskiftande samling självbiografiska essäer. Ur sitt förflutna fiskar hon upp historier om allt som skapat henne till den hon är – en kvinna som vågar blottlägga både kropp och själ för att stå upp för det hon tror på, och som får oss alla att skratta. Och hon vill inte enbart roa eller provocera, här finns också det mörka: föräldrarnas sviktande ekonomi under hennes barndom, faderns snabba insjuknande i ms, den hårda kritik och rena dödshot hon fått utstå på vägen mot berömmelse, förhållandet med en våldsbenägen man som hon för sent kunde släppa taget om … Under en visning i Louisiana av filmen Trainwreck sköts två unga kvinnor till döds i biografen och flera skadades. Det chockade Amy som sedan dess arbetar för hårdare vapenlagar. Boken är dedicerad till de två kvinnorna. Amy Schumer sammanfattar sin livsvisdom redan i bokens förord. ”Jag vet vad som är viktigt för mig, och det är min familj … Och att skratta och njuta av livet med mina vänner. Och, förstås, att ha en orgasm då och då. Jag har kommit fram till att en gång om dagen är det bästa.” Amy Schumer kommer till Stockholm i augusti för att uppträda med en show på Hovet. ”Jag har förändrats så mycket sedan jag var en självsäker, lycklig tjej i high school. Under de år som gått har jag upplevt mycket desperation och dåligt självförtroende, men på sätt och vis har jag gått varvet runt. Jag vet mitt värde. Jag omfamnar min makt. Jag vågar säga att jag är vacker. Att jag är stark. Du bestämmer inte min historia. Det gör jag. Jag ska tala och dela med mig och knulla och älska, och jag kommer aldrig att be om ursäkt för det.” Amy Schumer ”Jag har kämpat mig fram genom hård kritik och dödshot, och jag lever. Jag är orädd. För det mesta.” Amy Schumer ”Patriarkatet har ännu massor av mörka hörn att blottlägga och unkna könsroller behöver ständigt vädras. Vilket Schumer är en mästare på.” Sylvia Balac, Aftonbladet bloggar Översättare: Hjalmar Manfred Svensson
Categories: Humor

Amy Schumer and Philosophy

Amy Schumer and Philosophy

In her book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Schumer argues for self-acceptance by publicly acknowledging her own blunders. She does so because she says it makes her more human. She does so because mistakes are a part of life.

Author: Charlene Elsby

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812699944

Category: Philosophy

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Why read a book about Amy Schumer and philosophy? After all, Amy Schumer is primarily known as a comedian, though she is also an actor, writer, and producer. One reason is that it will be enlightening. Amy Schumer is one of a handful of contemporary comedians filling the role of public philosopher. To be clear, Amy herself does not claim to be offering wisdom. This volume contains seventeen fun-filled chapters. One author makes the case that Amy uses humor to encourage her audience to consider important questions, for example, she does this when she discusses the trial of Bill Cosby while evoking fond memories of The Cosby Show. She essentially asks her audience to consider whether they give priority to unconflicted entertainment over justice for rape victims. In another chapter, the author casts a philosophical eye toward the action-comedy film Snatched and finds that it raises questions about responsibility: Is Schumer’s character, Emily, responsible for getting kidnapped in Ecuador? Is Emily responsible for the death of one of her kidnappers? Another author asks whether Snatched can be a great comedy and still get negative reviews? What is the role of art and who determines whether a work of art is good or beautiful? What do Amy Schumer and Friedrich Nietzsche have in common? Is Amy a “sex comic” or an “issue comic”? With her typical self-deprecating comedic style, Amy makes jokes by highlighting the absurd, the illogical, and the hypocritical in gender relations, notions of masculinity and femininity, and superficial values. But the main reason to read Amy Schumer and Philosophy is that it a pretty awesome read and laughter will most definitely ensue.
Categories: Philosophy

The Girl in the Silver Mask

The Girl in the Silver Mask

Years ago it was horse. A while back, it was wife. Now it's girl. I think that Larsson fella got it started. ... The Girl of Fire and Thornes, The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, The Girl at the Lion D'Or, ...

Author: Dale Rominger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532011238

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 927

Drake Ramsey is a successful author who has just moved to New Orleans to be with his love, the brilliant and now pregnant Zuri Manyika. While Zuri works as a professor at Loyola University, Drake spends his days in Treme Coffeehouse, contemplating a sequel without a clue his world is about to be turned upside down. Drakes horizons expand when his new friend, Adam Boateng, relays stories of life in early New Orleans that strangely hint he may have been there himself. After Drake invites his old buddy, Gerard Schleiermacher, to join them for Halloween, he looks forward to experiencing New Orleans at its most outrageous. But just as they learn that Zuris old Zimbabwean adversary has escaped from prison, Adam becomes a suspect in a murder. Now Drake is left to speculate if Adam is capable of killing, if the vengeful prisoner is guilty, or if a voodoo priest is responsible. As Drake, Zuri, and Gerard risk their lives in pursuit of the truth, bayous and beignets interweave with second lines and graveyards as a vampire lurks in the shadows. Will Drake ever find the killer? In this gripping mystery, a best-selling author transforms into an amateur sleuth intent on finding a murderer after a wild Halloween in New Orleans.
Categories: Fiction

Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers

Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers

6. Kaitlin Fontana, “The Rise of the Femoir,” Hazlitt, August 23, 2012, accessed 1 September 2016, http://hazlitt.net/longreads/rise-femoir. 7. Hadley Freeman, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer review—the problem with ...

Author: Sabrina Fuchs Abrams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319567297

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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This collection is the first to focus on the transgressive and transformative power of American female humorists. It explores the work of authors and comediennes such as Carolyn Wells, Lucille Clifton, Mary McCarthy, Lynne Tillman, Constance Rourke, Roz Chast, Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee, and the ways in which their humor challenges gendered norms and assumptions through the use of irony, satire, parody, and wit. The chapters draw from the experiences of women from a variety of racial, class, and gender identities and encompass a variety of genres and comedic forms including poetry, fiction, prose, autobiography, graphic memoir, comedic performance, and new media. Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers will appeal to a general educated readership as well as to those interested in women’s and gender studies, humor studies, urban studies, American literature and cultural studies, and media studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool

Coincidentally, at the time I was reading Amy Schumer's book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. And I became The Girl with the Lower Back Ache. I could barely walk, I couldn't bend, and I couldn't open the refrigerator door, ...

Author: Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466865266

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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"Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives." —Delia Ephron, bestselling author The bestselling and “perennially hilarious” mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa and Francesca as they regret drunk-shopping online, try smell-dating, and explore the freedom of a hiatus from men - a Guyatus. They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and facepalm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you’re always your own best lifeguard.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Stealing the Show

Stealing the Show

Denizens of right-wing Reddit boards rushed to ding her book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, with poor ratings on Amazon, seemingly using a similar tactic in March 2017, when Netflix released The Leather Special, a new Schumer ...

Author: Joy Press

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781501137723

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 754

From a leading cultural journalist, the definitive cultural history of female showrunners—including exclusive interviews with such influential figures as Shonda Rhimes, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Mindy Kaling, Amy Schumer, and many more. “An urgent and entertaining history of the transformative powers of women in TV” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). In recent years, women have radically transformed the television industry both behind and in front of the camera. From Murphy Brown to 30 Rock and beyond, these shows and the extraordinary women behind them have shaken up the entertainment landscape, making it look as if equal opportunities abound. But it took decades of determination in the face of outright exclusion to reach this new era. In this “sharp, funny, and gorgeously researched” (Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker) book, veteran journalist Joy Press tells the story of the maverick women who broke through the barricades and the iconic shows that redefined the television landscape starting with Diane English and Roseanne Barr—and even incited controversy that reached as far as the White House. Drawing on a wealth of original interviews with the key players like Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls), Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black), and Jill Soloway (Transparent) who created storylines and characters that changed how women are seen and how they see themselves, this is the exhilarating behind-the-scenes story of a cultural revolution.
Categories: Performing Arts

Alone Time

Alone Time

10 Lower Back Tattoo: Amy Schumer, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo (New York: Gallery Books, 2016). 11 Lenny Bruce checked in: C.J. Hughes, “Hopes for a Street Resistant to Rebirth,” New York Times, October 1, 2013.

Author: Stephanie Rosenbloom

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473540590

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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'Full of heart.' Michael Harris, author of Solitude Being alone isn't something to endure - it's something to relish. ________ The average adult spends about a third of his or her waking time alone. Yet research suggests we aren't very good at using, never mind enjoying, alone time. Rising to the challenge, travel writer Stephanie Rosenbloom explores the joys and benefits of being alone in four mouth-watering journeys to the cities of Paris, Istanbul, Florence and New York, in four seasons. This is a book about the pleasures and benefits of savouring the moment, examining things closely, using all your senses to take in your surroundings, whether travelling to faraway places or walking the streets of your own city. Through on-the-ground observations and anecdotes, and drawing on the thinking of artists, writers and innovators who have cherished solitude, Alone Time illuminates the psychological arguments for alone time and lays bare the magic of going solo.
Categories: Travel