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Amy Schumer's massive book deal: Further evidence that she's the reigning queen of comedy

The comic reportedly sold her memoir for a whopping $8-10 million


Anna Silman
September 22, 2015 11:33PM (UTC)

As you probably already noticed, Amy Schumer is having a very good year. Now, in addition to her feature film, her Emmy for best sketch comedy series, her imminent stand-up special and her forthcoming Jennifer Lawrence collaboration, the comedy darling is about to add published author to her ever-growing resume.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the publishing house with the winning bid shelled out a whopping $8-10 million (estimated) for the rights to publish Schumer’s memoir. Per Publishers Weekly, who first got the scoop, the book will cover Schumer’s "childhood, how she got her big break in comedy, her family, and feminism,” although we’re betting the publishers care less about the content of the book than the opportunity to put Schumer’s high-wattage name on the cover.

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There has been a boon in big-budget memoirs from female comics lately: Lena Dunham ignited an outcry when she received $3.7 million for her book "Not That Kind of Girl," while Tina Fey got a reported $5 million for "Bossypants." Mindy Kaling’s forthcoming memoir with B.J. Novak was bought for a reported $7.5 million. Yet Schumer’s deal blows her peers out of the water, and serves as a testament to her singular influence in the current pop culture landscape.

Amy: Ya done good, girl.


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