Amy Schumer enjoyed the success of her first feature film, Trainwreck, earlier this year, and now the comedienne is taking another big step in her career with her brand new book deal. Schumer’s book deal is with Gallery Books, and she will be writing a memoir scheduled to be released in late 2016. Currently, the book does not have a title, but Schumer’s publisher has said that this project will include “personal and observational stories from Schumer.”
Amy Schumer is following in the footsteps of other comediennes such as Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling and Amy Poehler, who are all experts in comedy and have released their own books/memoirs. Her show, Inside Amy Schumer, was picked up by Comedy Central in 2012 and premiered its first episode on April 30, 2013. The third season premiered on April 21, 2015, and a fourth season was ordered by the network on the same day. Needless to say, the show has been wonderfully received, and Schumer has received a shower of praise for her subversive feminist humor.
All of this helps to solidify her current status in Hollywood as the most sought-after female comedienne, as Schumer apparently sold her memoir for a staggering $8-10 million. Rumors are also floating around that the working title of the book is The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo. Carolyn Reidy, the president and CEO of Gallery’s parent company Simon & Schuster, says “readers will have the opportunity to meet Amy Schumer as a writer of real talent, a daughter, a sister, and a young professional making her way in the world.” In an additional statement released through the publisher, Schumer herself stated how excited she is to begin working on the project and that there is “actually more I have to say.”
2015 has proven to be a very successful year for Schumer. Coupled with this brand new book deal, Schumer recently won an Emmy for best sketch comedy series. Schumer has also been spotted bonding with Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, and she even served as the opening act for Madonna at Madison Square Garden. Schumer is also scheduled to host Saturday Night Live later this fall. Schumer’s final deal for her book is apparently higher than books written by similar women, like Tina Fey who only received $6 million for her book Bossypants, and Lena Dunham who received $3.7 million for Not That Kind of Girl.