From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a "poignant, funny, and beautifully unabashed" (Cheryl Strayed) New York Times bestselling essay collection about love, loss, work, comedy, and figuring out who you really are when you thought you already knew.
When Abbi Jacobson announced to friends and acquaintances that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions: Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one... why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude, and needed space to step back and hit the reset button. As she spent time in each city and town on her way to Los Angeles, she mulled over the big questions -- What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood?
In this collection of anecdotes, observations and reflections--all told in the sharp, wildly funny, and relatable voice that has endeared Abbi to critics and fans alike--readers will feel like they're in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.
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Abbi Jacobson’s I Might Regret This is one of the funniest, most relatable memoirs we’ve read lately, and it’s a surprisingly personal detour from the wild comedy of Broad City. After suffering her first broken heart, Jacobson impulsively embarks on a solo cross-country road trip, reflecting on her anxious tendencies, sexual identity, and rise to fame as the nation passes by. The comedian’s words and sketches throughout the book feel so intimate it’s as if she’s speaking directly to us. The end result is courageous, candid, and—not surprisingly—hilarious.
In this often hilarious collection of personal essays, Jacobson, who stars in Comedy Central's Broad City, provides witty, self-deprecating recollections of her life as she drives cross-country from New York City to Los Angeles. Alongside her travels, Jacobson recounts events in her life: as she begins her trip in New York City, she recalls her first relationship and subsequent breakup with a woman; relaxing in Santa Fe, she contemplates her path to success, from an improv member of the Upright Citizens Brigade to creator of Broad City. Jacobson toggles between thoughtful reflection ("Why does the sight of the person you're in love with, wearing your clothes, feel so deeply good?" she wonders while driving to Memphis) and lighthearted asides ("At what point are ankles considered cankles? Is there a chart to reference?"). Those familiar with Jacobson will appreciate the details that link her real life to her character on the screen, including her affinity for Bed Bath & Beyond coupons and her frequent FaceTime calls with friend and costar Ilana Glazer. However, readers less familiar with her TV work may feel that the narrative rambles. Fans will delight in the peek into Jacobson's creative process and be touched by the strikingly raw emotions she shares throughout.
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I Don’t Regret Listening to This
It would be “okay” if this book was just “okay,” but it was so much more than that. Listening to Abbi talk about all of the random things that we may think, but don’t say, is so refreshing & reassuring. It’s a book/audiobook that makes the listener feel heard while you are listening to all of the things that whirl around in her brain at all hours of the day and night. I’ll be getting this book for friends. Such a great book! Thank you!
A new found love for Abbi Jacobson after reading this book.
I wanted to like it.....
But the book was so utterly random and trying so hard be funny that someone really needed to cut this off a long time ago. I was getting stressed out just reading all her crazy thoughts! And frankly I think she has a lot more to learn about herself ... wondering if she will look back at this awkward book and cringe.