Amy Schumer is a very famous comedian and actress, but like most people, she has been through some real shit. The Trainwreck star gets even-more-candid-than-usual in her new book of essays, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo. We hear all the time that celebrities are "just like us" (only with way more money and completely different lives), but these excerpts from People prove that Schumer might actually be just like us.
1) She had a rocky childhood.
When she was 13, her mom left her dad for the father of one of Amy's best friends, she details in one essay. Even worse, at the time Amy's mom turned to her daughter for support instead of vice versa. She recalls: "I was a child, new to my teens, and she was treating me like a seasoned psychiatrist." Being a teenager was kind of a nightmare for us too, amiright??
2) She was sexually assaulted.
At 17. By her first boyfriend. And she was a virgin at the time. Ugh. "I was seventeen years old and wanted my boyfriend to like me," she writes. After the assault, she recalls comforting him. This is sadly relatable to a lot of women, so it's cool of Amy to talk about it.