Publisher’s Weekly reported late last week that the book will “explore Schumer’s childhood, how she got her big break in comedy, her family and feminism”. The firm emerged as the victor of a bidding war, with eight publishers showing interest in a book deal with Schumer, according to THR sources.
Financial terms haven’t been disclosed. It beats, too, the controversial US$3.5 million deal Girls star Lena Dunham was paid for her memoir Not That Kind of Girl.
So far this year, the 34-year-old Schumer has had a hit movie, “Trainwreck“; won an Emmy for best sketch comedy series; bonded with Jennifer Lawrence; and opened for Madonna at Madison Square Garden.
It is expected that the as yet untitled book will enjoy similar success to Tina Fey’s Bossypants and Amy Poehler’s Yes Please. The memoir is set to be released at the end of 2016.
The outspoken Schumer, said: ‘Believe it or not, there’s actually more I have to say’.
Schumer’s agent had been shopping the book deal around with major publishing houses and it seems the final and winning bid came in between $8-10 million from Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books.