The Title of Amy Schumer's First Book Is Absolutely Worth the $10 Million It Reportedly Fetched
By Megan Angelo
The girl cannot be stopped. In the past week, Amy Schumer won an Emmy for "Inside Amy Schumer" (and shouted-out her smoky eye), received a blizzard of balloons from Jennifer Lawrence, and sold a book for a reported $8 to 10 million.
Simon & Schuster won what was rumored to be an intense bidding war over Schumer's first book, a collection of essays titled — wait for it — "The Girl with The Lower Back Tattoo."
To put that number in the context of the rest of your fantasy-BFF bookshelf: Tina Fey received $6 million for "Bossypants," and Lena Dunham's $3.7 million advance for "Not That Kind of Girl" broke the media news cycle for about a month. Mindy Kaling reportedly nabbed $7.5 million for her next book project (which she's co-authoring with B.J. Novak), and Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" advance was described as being in "the low seven figures."
To put that number in the context of the world at large — if these reports are on, Schumer is netting more than all of the following gentlemen, whose advances rank among the largest ever, did for their books: Jack Welch. Former President George W. Bush. Jerry Seinfeld. And Dick Cheney, who got $2 million for his memoir "In My Time," thus proving what we've long suspected: Amy Schumer is triple the man Dick Cheney is, and then some.
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