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A promo photo showing Amy Schumer's new memoir "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo."

Amy Schumer talks overcoming dark past, painful childhood in new memoir

17 August 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Amy Schumer has a new memoir entitled “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” and the comedienne talked about her life growing up and how she overcome her dark past and painful childhood.

Schumer talked about her mother, her father’s multiple sclerosis, and abusive relationships. In her memoir “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo,” Schumer talked about her mother, Sandra, for the first time. She said that her world changed when her mother revealed that she would be leaving her husband, Gordon, for the father of Schumer’s best friend.

Schumer revealed that her mother thought everything was okay and the comedienne pointed out that they remained very close. However, when she was about to turn 30 years old, Schumer confronted her mother about the affair and about the years of “manipulating me into supporting her through all this.”

As for her father, Gordon, he has battled multiple sclerosis for the last 25 years. Schumer revealed, "My father was no angel. I know he did dirtbag things behind my mom's back. My dad was as serious an alcoholic as they came… The only thing that slowed down his drinking was multiple sclerosis." Due to the challenges of multiple sclerosis, Schumer’s father no longer wanted to try anything that would make him well. However, just months ago, Schumer was referred to a new physician who recommends stem cell treatments, which could potentially help her father.

Aside from talking about her mother and father, Schumer touched on the subject of abusive relationships in the past. She shared this one relationship in her early 20s wherein her boyfriend began showing her until she fell during fights. The former boyfriend recalled that he always criticized her looks.

The former boyfriend also almost killed her after he shoved her into a car then he grabbed a huge butcher knife. Schumer shared, “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.”