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Monday, 30 January 2017

Book review: The Girl with the lower back tattoo

I love to read but a lot of the time, for whatever reason, I feel like I either don't have the time (or just can't be bothered) to sit down in a quiet space with a physical book and just read. So, in an attempt to become more like an adult I've decided to start listening to audiobooks! I actually don't know why I didn't think about doing this before because it is FAB. I wander around the house doing general chores, making dinner etc and just listen to books while I'm doing it! 

Anyways, if you sign up with audible you get one free credit that you can use to download any book that you want. I chose Amy Schumer's The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo because I had wanted to read it for ages and because it is a story about her life, read by her so I thought that it would be interesting to hear it being read the way she had intended. 

I honestly can't put in to words how much I enjoyed this book! I already kinda knew that I would like it because I love Amy Schumer's stand up, films and TV shows so I assumed that this would be no different - but it was different. I loved it, but it was different. I love how witty and sarcastic she is and there definitely was humour aplenty, but the book showed a more serious side of her. 
In amongst the stories of one-night-stands and failed relationships, she talks about body shaming and gun laws and it really makes the book an interesting read (or listen). 
I feel like it was extra special listening to the book being read by Amy Schumer herself because you could kind of tell when there were parts she found emotional and it felt REAL rather than just another 'autobiography' supposedly written by a celebrity that has actually been mostly written by a ghostwriter. 

One of my favourite aspects of the book were the parts when she talks about coming through in the comedy world. I love when any woman is able to make a name for herself in a male-dominated field and hearing the shit that she had to put up with makes me feel, idk, proud? Like, YOU GO GAL! There's also a bit that I have earmarked as my ultimate favourite (and that sometimes I listen to if I need a bit of reassurance) where she talks about body shaming and the term 'plus size'. I wish there was more positivity when it comes to women's body image so hearing someone try to promote it is amazzzzzing.

I would definitely recommend this book to ANYONE because it genuinely really is interesting - I find myself talking about it to anyone that will listen!

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