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Amy Schumer Canceled a Book Deal Only to Get an Even Better One — Like a Goddamn Boss

Amy Schumer Canceled a Book Deal Only to Get an Even Better One — Like a Goddamn Boss

Amy Schumer has mastered the art of leaning all the way in: Her new multi-million-dollar book deal apparently didn't always come with such a hefty price tag. Two years ago, according to the New York Times, she signed a similar deal with HarperCollins for a book of humor essays to be written with help from The New Yorker's Patricia Marx. At the time, Schumer was like any other emerging comedian with a lot of buzz, and so they offered her a $1 million advance. Schumer eventually canceled that deal and returned the check because she was "too busy" (likely launching Inside Amy Schumer) to write a book. She told GQ earlier this summer, "I had a whole deal, but I decided to wait — I thought I would make more money if I waited." One rom-com, an Emmy, and #squad with Jennifer Lawrence later, and Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books

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