I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff

I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff

by Abbi Jacobson


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From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a "poignant, funny, and beautifully unabashed" (Cheryl Strayed) 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538713273
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 76,351
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Abbi Jacobson is one of the series creators, executive producers, and stars of Comedy Central's critically acclaimed hit show Broad City. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the illustrated book Carry This Book, and has also created two coloring books: Color This Book: New York City and Color This Book: San Francisco. She is the host of A Piece of Work, the Webby Award-winning podcast from the Museum of Modern Art and WNYC Studios.

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I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities and Other Stuff 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings This is an interesting mix of memoir, short stories, essays and thoughts from Abbi Jacobson. When I was pitched this book, I didn't know anything about the author and I just thought this was a fun road trip memoir. I was correct, but it was so much more with her interesting perspective working in many ways on a tv show, so this was also one of my favorite things - a behind the scenes of Hollywood life or in her case tv in New York life.
LeighKramer More than 1 year ago
I love a good road trip so I was intrigued by this road trip memoir but ultimately disappointed it didn't really follow through on the premise. While it is structured by each city Jacobson drove to, there isn't always much about the actual driving or stay in said city. Instead, the cities are stand-ins for whatever Jacobson is thinking about or working through, which may be a list of things she worries about or all the tangents her mind goes while trying to fall asleep. These things can be interesting once but not when they're repetitive. I wanted more big picture reflections, which is where the essays were strongest, like when she was figuring out her sexuality or depicting the rise and fall of her last relationship. I wanted to know more about why she chose to stop in each place and more of what she did there. Even when it was as mundane as ordering room service or renting a DVD, it was still interesting to read about. For me, the strongest part of the book came in the last two pages where Jacobson exhorts us to be okay with however we do life, whether we cram everything in on a road trip or keep it low-key, whether you experience everything your town has to offer or go to bed early. She keeps saying, "it's okay" and I guess I really needed to hear it because those two pages really resonated with me. The chapter is titled All The Incredible Things I Did Not Do and I wish the whole book had been this strong. I've never watched Broad City so I didn't know anything about Jacobson going in and it may be those more familiar with her and the show will appreciate this more. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This felt like a companion piece for fans of Broad City, not necessarily an ideal stand-alone book. I appreciate that’s she’s written through and about heartache, as well as the process of growing up and making some goals into reality. I am a fan of Broad City so a lot of the references and backstory felt relevant and relatively interesting to me, but I got impatient with the book at points, with a few lists and rants too many and a little less soul-searching than I’d hoped for. 3.5 stars
DeediReads More than 1 year ago
“The things we are most afraid of are the things that will ultimately change our whole makeup.” I checked this audiobook out of the library because it was Girls’ Night In‘s December book club pick. Abbi narrated it herself, which is always great. (I highly recommend listening to memoirs when the author reads them.) The book was really personal, totally real, and a true delight to listen to. Oh, and definitely very funny. Basically, Abbi went through a devastating heartbreak and decided to go on a cross-country road trip by herself to try to heal. The book chronicles her trip with a bunch of anecdotes and other stories from her life thrown in. I marveled at the mastery with which Abbi strung everything together. I can’t imagine taking stock of all those things she wanted to say and finding a way to weave them into the timeline of her roadtrip…but she did just that, and she did it in a way that feels seamless and keeps the readers engaged. I’ve listened to a lot of memoirs, and I don’t often feel like I’m friends with the author when I’m done. But I kind of feel that way now. She comes across warm, friendly, down-to-earth, and also like a boss. Absolutely worth your time, without question!