Author: Amy Schumer
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Summary: Schumer’s willingness to talk about anything felt honest and refereshing, but fortunately shock value was not the source of her ability to be hilarious.
I’d heard of Amy Schumer before reading her memoir of course, but I’d actually not seen any of her comedy. I’d read about her occasionally as someone speaking up about feminism and sometimes for being embroiled in one controvery or another. But I wasn’t sure if I’d like her humor or her radical honesty. I love funny memoirs by women though, so when I saw her memoir on the Bestseller’s shelf at my library, I couldn’t resist picking it up.
I’m happy to report that I do, in fact, enjoy Amy Schumer’s brand of humor. I laughed a lot reading this book. I was also pleasantly surprised that while she was radically honest about intimate life experiences, that wasn’t why she was funny. Her humor was not simply the shock value of her talking about things I wouldn’t talk about with anyone. She’s just a really funny person. Actually, from reading her memoir, I’d say she’s just a person who has put a ton of work into being a really funny person.
While Schumer’s honesty wasn’t the reason she was so funny, I did find it refreshing. I could only personally relate to small bits here and there, but she was such an entertaining, engaging story teller that she got my to empathize with the rest. After reading this book, I’m not at all surprised that people are willing to pay to listen to her talk! I’m sure she’s even funnier in person and suspect this is one I should revisit as an audiobook. I’d recommend it however you can get your hands on it though. A very enjoyable read.