Remember that time a foul mouthed comedian (my grandma's words, not mine) wrote a truly important book? It seems like a joke in and of itself...but it's not.
Amy Schumer released her first book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, in August and immediately became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Why? Because Amy is every girl and for that reason, every girl needed a copy of it.
But this book is a different kind of stand-up. It's a stand up for women. It's a stand up for believing in yourself and overcoming obstacles that seem impossible. It's about taking a stand against abuse, sexual assault and understanding your worth.
Yet...it's not preachy. The theme song isn't "Independent Women" (though I'm sure Amy gets down to that like the rest of us). It's her story, and she's bold enough to tell it like she experienced it. There is no sugar coating. There's no underlying message she's trying to get across. It's simply Amy.
And true to life, sometimes the book is funny. Sometimes it's heart wrenching. Most of the time, the reader is nodding their head. Yes, I know that feeling, too.
I feel such a debt of gratitude to the kind of woman who embraces who she is and uses her platform to help young women realize that it's ok to be who you are and do it in a way that doesn't invoke eye rolling. You know, unapologetically.
Catch Amy out on her world tour because she is the best of the best live. You won't want to miss it.