Yes, Amy Schumer Will Be Releasing a Book
It’s officially the year of Amy Schumer.
Not only is the comedienne riding high from the success of Trainwreck and her fresh Emmy win, but word has it that the 34-year-old’s collection of humorous essays has just been sold for seven figures.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the auction for Schumer’s first book has concluded, with the winning bid falling somewhere in the $8 to $10 million range. Though the official publisher has yet to be revealed to the public, Vanity Fair claims the likely frontrunner is Penguin Random House, which is responsible for Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).
Schumer’s book deal continues the trend of actresses who are also writers by trade penning their own stories and memoirs. Saturday Night Live alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have both brought in huge numbers after publishing their books in 2011 and 2014 respectively.
In other words, it’s time to make more room on your bookshelf!