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Schumer keeping it real with new book

Associated Press logo Associated Press 16/08/2016

Amy Schumer is a powerhouse in the US entertainment industry, thanks to her Emmy-winning TV series "Inside Amy Schumer" and box office smash "Trainwreck".

Now Schumer wants to add best-selling author to her list of achievements with hew new book, "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo".

Schumer is known for standing in the spotlight and sharing every corner of her soul with thousands of strangers, so unsurprisingly her book is packed with hilarious, honest and often vulnerably raw details of her life.

Her self-deprecating essays reveal a young Amy navigating the tricky waters of adolescence, including new love, lost friendships and the accidental discovery of what the naked body of an older woman looks like up close.

It also gives readers an insight into inside Schumer's "new money" world.

She starts by chronicling nearly a decade spent hustling comedy clubs for work in order to make a name for herself, while noting her achievements have come from hard work, never missing an opportunity to get on stage, and the ability to have a laugh at herself.

Schumer writes that life isn't all butterflies and rainbows.

She's been the subject of emotional and physical abuse and her parents' divorce was painful. Her father suffers from a debilitating disease.

Schumer is an advocate for gun violence awareness and domestic abuse after two young women were shot dead while watching her film in a theatre.

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