The Real Story Behind Amy Schumer’s Book Deal

UPDATE 4/10/15:

As well as which publishing house have been lucky enough to secure the (no doubt, hilarious) autobiographical Amy Schumer book as their own, we’ve just got confirmation of the real reason it came about.

According to the New York Times, the comedian originally had an entire deal set up with Harper Collins for $1 million in 2013, but being the savvy businesswoman she is, Miss Schumer decided it would be best to hold out for as long as possible.

“I had a whole deal, but I decided to wait,” she told GQ, “I thought I would make more money if I waited.”

And that she did. After returning the contract and cheque (with interest) to Harper Collins in 2014 claiming she was too busy with work and Jennifer Lawrence to finish the manuscript, publishers Simon & Schuster have nabbed an updated version of the book for a whopping $8 million. That’s an impressive $7 million profit.

If that’s not proof the book is set to be AMAZING, we don’t know what is..



It looks like Amy Schumer is celebrating her recent Emmy win with a multi-million-dollar book deal. Yep, Entertainment Weekly reports that the Trainwreck star has been offered between $8 and $10 million for a collection of hilarious essays, although the publisher remains a mystery. 

We’re betting it’s a pretty major publishing house though; Schumer has been enjoying amazing successes recently, from her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, for which she won the Emmy, to Trainwreck’s box-office triumph. 

Whoever does publish the book, it’s sure to be a major hit. In fact, the only thing that might make it even more enjoyable would be some kind of input from Schumer’s Hollywood BFF, Jennifer Lawrence. See below for more (brilliant) details…


Our two favourite ladies in Hollywood right now – Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence, 25- have just announced they’ve penned a film script together. We have just brought new meaning to the term ‘fangirl’. 

“We play sisters,” Jennifer said. “We’re almost done writing. It just flowed out of us. We’ve got about 100 pages right now.”

SEE: Why Amy Schumer Is Our Favourite Person. Ever. 

> Amy Schumer (bottom right) and Jennifer Lawrence (top right) make a human pyramid on holiday


She continued, “Amy and I were creatively made for each other. We have different flavours. It’s been the most fun experience of my life. We start the day off on the phone, laughing. And then we send each other pages. And we crack up. I’m flying out tomorrow to see her in Chicago. We’ll write a little bit with her sister, Kim, who worked with Amy when she was writing ‘Trainwreck.’”

The new BFFs enjoyed a girly beach holiday in The Hamptons earlier this month too, having fun on jet-skis and doing the human pyramid. There are no words. 

SEE: 10 Reasons Why We Love Jennifer Lawrence

> Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence on a jet ski


J.Law said recently she only met Amy a couple of months ago, after admitting she had a fangirl crush on the 34-year old comedian. “I emailed her after I saw ‘Trainwreck’ and said, ‘I don’t know where to get started. I guess I should just say it: I’m in love with you,’” she recalled. “We started emailing, and then emailing turned to texting.”

“We really hit it off, to say the least,” Lawrence told reporters yesterday.

And we’re sure the film will be a hit if their rapport is anything to go by. After texting Amy to let her know she’d spilled the beans about their new friendship to the press, Amy wrote back ‘That you’re gay? Totally! It’s exciting!’”