Following her successful night at the Emmys last weekend, Amy Schumer has yet another reason to celebrate with the news that she’s tied up a seven-figure publishing deal for her first book, ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’.

The collection of amusing memoirs, covering her childhood, family, comedy style and political outlook, was first reported by Entertainment Weekly to have attracted a winning bid of between $8 million to $10 million. This was officially confirmed by Gallery Books publisher Jennifer Bergstrom as being a $9 million advance on Wednesday evening (September 23rd).

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer with her Primetime Emmy on Sunday night

A statement from Gallery, an imprint owned by publishers Simon & Schuster, said that the book would be a collection of essays drawing on her experiences, rather than an autobiography. It “will feature personal and observational stories from Schumer that range from the raunchy to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing.”

Eight publishers in total are believed to have placed bids to land the forthcoming book, and the deal was concluded by Schumer’s book agent David Kuhn.

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Similar books by other funny women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling have all been best-sellers with decent shelf-lives, but Schumer’s deal is considerably higher than any of those. Fey’s book ‘Bossypants’ received a $6 million advance, and Dunham’s memoir ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ got $3.7 million.

It’s been a vintage year for 34 year old Schumer: her first movie Trainwreck came out in the summer to extremely positive reviews; her popular sketch show ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ was recently renewed for a fourth season on Comedy Central; and she also scooped a Primetime Emmy for the same show on Sunday night, as it won in the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series category and was nominated in three others.

As well as her book, which is reasonably assured of a great performance when it goes on sale, Schumer is also currently writing a screenplay with her new BFF Jennifer Lawrence.

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