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The life and thoughts of a sensible comedian
15 March 2019
Amy Schumer has had an interesting life and as she describes in this book, it hasn’t always been easy. Both her parents married three times and did damage in various ways. She’s honest about the impact and wise enough now to set healthy boundaries while still loving them. Her father has MS, which gave rise to an unfortunate lack of bowel control. As in her stage acts, she talks a lot about sex too, detailing some less than stellar experiences. At one stage it became clear that the relationship she was in was abusive and that if she valued her life she needed to get out. She has a lot of very sane things to say about the subject of female self-acceptance. It’s also clear that she has always had a great work ethic and having decided to make a career out of comedy, worked her butt off through highs and lows, putting in the hard yards. Like many a creative person, and despite having a reputation as sassy and loud, she’s actually an introvert, needing to withdraw and meditate to stay together. After a cinema shooting where her movie was showing, she began to work on gun violence and includes at the end ways in which people can get involved and a list of politicians who’ve taken money from the gun lobby. Her love for her siblings and friends also shines through. All in all, it’s a great story of a funny lady and her getting of wisdom.