I haven’t seen a lot of comedian and actress Amy Schumer’s work or read any of her previous books but I have seen her often unfairly critiqued by the media. They say she’s loud, obnoxious, and fat. Whatever. She’s good at what she does and it shouldn’t matter how she looks.
So when I saw this audiobook on my Scribd list, I figured I’d pick it up and find out what all the fuss is about. Besides, I didn’t want to lose another audiobook credit after losing over a dozen of them in the last year since Scribd only allows you to keep 3 at a time. Whenever another month rolls by and a new credit comes in, it’s bye-bye credit, nice knowing ya for a nanosecond. You’re still only allowed to keep three until you start listening to something.
Anyway, I think I’m halfway through the audiobook and I am enjoying it immensely. She’s wry and irreverent and very human. She reads old diary entries from when she was in school and appends them present-day commentary. And I love the X number of things she lists about herself as well. One day, I might just do that here for myself. I dreaded listening to the chapter where she talks about her father’s multiple sclerosis but she does it with such humanity you just have to listen to it. That’s the beauty of an audiobook. I cannot skip pages like I do all the books that I read, ebooks or paperbacks. Unless it’s riveting.
But with The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, I don’t think I’d be skipping any pages at all.