I need to be completely and totally honest with you all about this memoir. I have read many memoirs, from celebrities about political figures, even the complex relationships and events surrounding the presidential election in the 1800s. This memoir here, however, is one of the most artful compositions I have read.
I know a lot of you are thinking that’s like comparing apples to oranges and convertibles to trucks, and you’re right. Different memoirs have different intentions. Political and event based are focused on revealing the most information and facts in the most efficient method why celebrities can talk about things from the nude that went viral to the stalker that broke into their house. The events and information are the variable that shapes how you present your tale.
So why am I saying this book is so tactfully composed? For the simple reason of complexity, oxymoronic isn’t it? “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” showcases family dysfunction, sickness, inner strength, gun violence, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, gender inequality, the comedy industry, teen angst, dealing with mistakes, sexual encounters, online dating, relationships, and all the symptoms of life. You try fitting all of that in little over 300 pages of a memoir while still keeping an entertaining edge and comedic breaks.
An interesting aspect of this composition is also how she breaks up the changes, not only is it well organized with chapters and timelines, but Amy also makes use of lists. Lists? What are lists? Literally a grocery list with a theme. Of things Amy hates, loves, and everything in between.It’s a very different approach that I find to be a clever method to cleanse the literary palette. To move away from the depression of seriousness of what the last chapter left off as she lists off the pros and cons of one night stands.
It probably goes without saying that I thoroughly enjoyed reading, or in my case, listening to this book. Listened to a majority of it within one day with no regrets.
Amy Schumer’s memoir, “The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo” gets 10 out of 10 stars.
That might be my first perfect score, but I honestly don’t have any complaints or revisions for this book and highly recommend anyone who finds this summary or Amy Schumer the least bit interesting to read or listen to this book. Red by Amy Schumer herself.