It won’t be long now, Amy Schumer fans.
Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, revealed Tuesday that it will publish “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo,” a book by the actress and comedian who was raised in Rockville Centre, on Aug. 16.
Schumer’s book deal made news when it was announced last September, weeks after a top-secret proposal was rumored to be circulating with publishers. At the time, Entertainment Weekly reported that Schumer was paid $8-$10 million after an auction for the book.
According to the statement released by Gallery, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” will feature “personal and observational stories from Schumer that range from the raunchy to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing.” Gallery publisher Jennifer Bergstrom said, “Amy Schumer is not an entertainer who can actually write. She’s a writer. Who also happens to entertain.”
The book continues a run of successful projects from Schumer, 34. Her Comedy Central show, “Inside Amy Schumer,” won an Emmy for outstanding variety sketch series last fall. Schumer’s summer 2015 movie, “Trainwreck,” directed by fellow Long Island native Judd Apatow, was a box-office hit, grossing more than $109 million domestically, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.