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Humor Book Reviews

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Amy Schumer Bares it All in Hilarious ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’
Reviewed By Maria Chance Mar 13th, 2020 10:33 pm

What can be said about Amy Schumer that hasn’t already been said? After the release of her first book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, not much. She really doesn’t leave much to the imagination, and anything there is to say feels like she’s already said it herself. And yet, with so much information, so willingly handed to us by the source, one would think that our curiosity would be more than satiated. However, Amy Schumer’s talent for turning a simple anecdote into a whole performance leav...

Laura Zigman’s Separation Anxiety Explores Unconventional Coping Mechanisms
Reviewed By Maria Chance May 13th, 2021 7:54 pm

Some children grow stronger in the broken places, like bones; others grow sadder. I did both. — Laura Zigman, Separation Anxiety When we begin Laura Zigman’s latest novel, Judy’s life is falling apart. She’s is 50 years old and living with her husband, Gary, even though they’re separated, because they can’t afford a divorce. He also struggles with debilitating anxiety which he treats with copious amounts of cannabis — more than he likely needs. Her 13-year-old son, Teddy, is pulling away from...

Ariella Elovic’s ‘Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir’ Will Inspire Women to See Their Bodies in a Different Light
Reviewed By Maria Chance Jun 9th, 2022 12:29 am

Ariella Elovic is an artist, blogger and now, with the publication of her debut, Cheeky: A Head-to-Toe Memoir, she can add author to her resume. At the base of her journey of achievements rests her determination to love her body in a way few women have ever done before. What started as a project on Instagram, where she shared fascinating musings about her experience being a woman, alongside pictures of her quirky art, has now materialized into a graphic autobiography, filled with page after page...

Mona Awad’s ‘All’s Well,’ A Satirical Take On the Frustrating Invisibility of Female Pain
Reviewed By Maria Chance May 24th, 2022 10:13 pm

Miranda is a drama professor attempting to direct a production of All’s Well That Ends Well in Mona Awad’s latest novel, All’s Well. An acting instructor whose own acting career was cut short by a crippling fall from a stage, Miranda lives stewing in bitterness. She’s in constant pain due to a bad hip surgery from her fall and bad subsequent therapy. She’s been to several different doctors and therapists and none have helped — some actually worsened her pain. To make matters worse, the kids in h...