Amy Schumer is opening up about everything and anything in her first-ever book The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo.
Schumer, 35, is letting it all hang out in her candid book. According to Fox News, Schumer penned an entire chapter to fun facts about her and listed 44 “Things You Don’t Know About Me,” where she admits that she has a sex tape. According to E! News, Schumer recalled the time she received countless messages from her publicist upon returning to the U.S. from her overseas stay. She said that she immediately thought her sex tape leaked and then called back her publicist to let her know that she doesn’t care if it did happen.
Once she spoke to her publicist, Schumer realized that she was wrong about the reason she was calling her.
“Then she said, ‘There was a shooting in a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, at a showing of Trainwreck.’ My heart broke right then and there. I mean it. The only other times I felt sadness that heavy in my life were after a surfing accident when I was sure I was losing my leg, and upon hearing the deaths of a couple of close friends. The news crushed me.”
Schumer also revealed in that same chapter the number of people she slept with – and no, it’s not the number 44, hence the name of the chapter.
“To date, I’ve slept with twenty-eight people. I can’t remember all of their names, but I remember the nicknames I gave them (Third Ball, Pit Bull Guy, Cousin Steve – JKJKJKJK).”
The Trainwreck star reveals a lot more than her sex escapades. The book consists of 35 chapters – one for each of Schumer’s 35 years. Four of which are annotated journal entries written between the ages of 13 and 22, three are lists, and two are previously published pieces. There is also one section dedicated to her “demands for her funeral,” according to Vanity Fair.
In a recent interview with the New York Times Book Review, Schumer insisted that her book “isn’t a memoir or autobiography exactly, but it’s a good representation of many of the highs and lows in my life to date.” Much like her stand-up routine and comedy, Schumer’s book is revealing by documenting every moment in her life, from her preteen years to her present-day life in the public eye.
Schumer also documented her only one one-night stand. Of course, most of Schumer’s comedy revolves around her sex life, so that kind of material is expected to be found in her book as well. But, Schumer admits that she’s not as wild as she appears onstage and in her movies.
“Sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks I walk around at all times with a margarita in one hand and a dildo in the other,” she writes.
Even though she slept with 28 men, she’s never hooked up with a guy on set, never hooked up with a woman, has never had anal sex, and has only had one one-night stand with a man from Tampa whom she met on an airplane. According to The Cut, Schumer has also hooked up with her share of famous athletes, whose names she won’t reveal in her new book.
Of course, the dark chapters of her book that made headlines include her losing her virginity without her consent and being in an abusive relationship. Schumer recalled the time that her boyfriend chased her through her apartment complex with a knife.
“I’m telling this story because I’m a strong-ass woman, not someone most people picture when they think ‘abused woman.’ But it can happen to anyone. You’re not alone if it’s happening to you, and you’re not exempt if it hasn’t happened to you yet. I found my way out and will never be back there again. I got out. Get out.”
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, the highly-anticipated new book from Amy Schumer, hit bookshelves on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
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