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

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From the co-creator and co-star of the hit series Broad City, a hilarious and poignant 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 g
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing
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Nat
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Rant Review From An Avid Broad City Viewer: I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

I was over the moon excited when I found this was out in the world and also (low-key) mad that I wasn't informed earlier of this release. Broad City was one of my highlights of September 2017, when I first discovered and watched the series with the release of season four, and featured my commentary and all the details on the show in my wrap up of the month. In hindsight, I guess some things are better left unread, l
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Janday
I want to give this book to all of my friends. I want to encourage us to write the shit out because we all need therapists and none of us can afford them. In a world where everything is so damn performative, Abby's voice isn't clear, nor is it fresh: it's one of a rambling, borderline obsessive overthinker. That selfsame voice screaming at us about that one time we mispronounced a word in front of our crush in eighth grade when we're now 35 and it's 3:32am and wehaveameetinginfivehoursforthelove ...more
BiblioBrandie
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I sent the publisher a fangirl email (always with the "I'm a librarian" mention) and begged for an advanced copy of this book. To my surprise, it worked! I quickly read through this collection of essays by one of my favorite funny ladies and her writing does not disappoint. Which really was not a surprise. There is so much to love within these pages...she's hilarious (I couldn't help but hear her voice as I was reading), there are some very touching moments (the long love letters to Ilana and he ...more
Kelly Hager
Confession time: I haven't watched Broad City (although it's been on my radar and I do want to watch; I'll probably binge pretty soon) and I accepted a pitch for this because Cheryl Strayed blurbed the cover. (And because I tend to love memoirs by funny women, regardless of my familiarity with their work.)

I said that to say this: I am now a huge fan of Abbi Jacobson. This book is as funny as you'd expect (maybe even funnier; suffice to say it's a fantastic read) but she's also incredibly honest.
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Amy Polyreader
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exactly the revitalizing read I needed! Humorous, engaging and self-reflective. I was lucky enough to be sent a copy from the publisher pre-release date, and I just devoured this in a few short sittings. Full review to come on the blog!
Rich
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A total delight! Equal parts poignant and funny, Abbi has a really cool perspective.
Sarah Silcox
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It felt like a conversation with a good friend that can be silly, vulnerable and profound all at the same time. I appreciated Abbi’s openness throughout the whole book and I was sad to finish it because I wanted more. I hope she continues to write more books!
Shannon Smith
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lovely, well-paced read. Such a special experience hearing some of Abbi’s vulnerabilities. Incredibly relatable, funny, and kind.
Tessy Consentino
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Abbi is me and I am Abbi.
Lauren
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Get the audio book. You won't regret it. Abbi tells her stories and short rants effortlessly. I felt that she was so relatable while discussing her inner conflicts and going through heartbreak. Going on a cross country road trip solo is bad ass in its own but I like that she took the time to do it her way, without taking everyone's advice on must do's (something I'd like to try on my next trip). I really enjoyed the parts where she spoke about her step dad, mom, and Ilana. Now to figure out how ...more
Jaclyn Crupi
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Abbi needs Ilana. This was not great.
Natalie Adams
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Listening to Abbi's voice really pushed this into the 5-star arena. As a voice actress on top of her comedic presence, she is able to capture a lovely balance between vulnerability and humor.
Stuart
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Being British and not watching a huge amount of TV meant that I had not had the opportunity to come across comedy writer and hilarious on-screen presence Abbi Jacobson up until this point. I am somehow always drawn to memoirs, personal accounts and musings on life so I was excited to get acquainted with Abbi and her work through I Might Regret This. Abbi takes us on her journey of recovery and reflection; going on a solitary road trip that aims to re-balance her views on life after an unexpected ...more
Danielle
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! It's hard to know what to expect from "celebrity" or "actor" memoirs. However, this is more of a travelogue than a memoir - there's lots of exposed inner monologue, there are drawings and lists interspersed throughout the prose, and the narrative structure relies on places more so than chronological time. If you know Abbi from BROAD CITY, you will have an easy time picking up the humor and tone of the book. While she does delve into her career - f ...more
Amanda Lagerfeld
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Have you ever experienced a break up? Do you know what heartache feels like? Have you ever had an experience that made you want to run away from your life even for a short amount of time so you don’t have to face the crippling emotions that are chasing you? Do you love Broad City? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions then you will love this book.

Abbi Jacobson experienced her first real soul destroying, all encompassing, heart shattering, and life altering break up just before the
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Katie
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable, relatable, emotional, and funny mini-memoir from one of my favorite comedians and artists working today, Abbi Jacobson of Broad City. Stands out from the pack of obligatory "essay collections" from the likes of Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, etc., who, to me, showed in their books that being funny and likable doesn't necessarily translate to having something interesting to say on the page. Abbi's perspective in "I Might Regret This" is that of your best friend whose success you admire ...more
Katie Pelton
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Read this in 24 hours, which is a personal record for this slow reader! Although it’s a bit Eat, Pray, Love of a privileged female getting time and freedom to face heartache, I couldn’t put it down and found it wildly relatable. Plus there are references to Gilmore Girls and My Best Friend’s Wedding. I laughed out loud often and appreciated the slightly neurotic thoughts of an anxious mind.
Kelly  Manske
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am giving this book 5 stars not because I think it is a perfect book but because within its pages I found exactly what I was looking for - humor, meditations on anxiety (so relatable!!), stories about my favorite show Broad City, and drawings. Lots of drawings. This is a special book that convinces me even further that Abbi Jacobson and I could be friends in real life.
Caitlin Hart
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Abbi Jacobson is a funny writer, which I anticipated. She’s also an incredibly vulnerable writer, cracking her heart open to write about a period of transition in her life and capture how it feels to be a young woman at a turning point in life. I thought this book was hilarious and comforting. It made me feel seen.
Jeremy Louie
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book. It was super funny and insightful. I didn't know she read the audiobook version herself, but I read the entire book in her voice anyway so it was almost as good.

Pretty much everything I knew about Abbi Jacobson before I read this was from watching Broad City. She is hilarious, and the show is awesome as well, so I definitely enjoyed reading about the background of how the show was developed and how she met Ilana.

4.75/5 stars - would definitely recommend!

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Chris
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Everyone is on their own timeline when it comes to love, so it’s okay.”
Abbey
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
10/10 recommend getting the audiobook for this because abbi <3
shirley
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just...really loved this. Tender and funny and smart.
Jude Germann
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I could rave about this one. So, so good and so relatable. Abbi touched on insecurities that women & all people have that are inevitably placed on us by society about fear of being alone, or lacking a significant other, & being okay with it. There were raw moments that comforted me and made me think "whew, I thought I was the only one that did that. Good to know".
Alexis Newman
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. I felt like I was reading straight out of her journal or listening to my best friends rant about their lives over dinner. At times, I felt like I was with her on the road trip. Her story, worries, desires, and aspirations are very relatable. All of the questions she was asking herself or the stories she would come up with in her head are things I've done many times. I don't think everyone would enjoy this book - it is messy, informal, and a little all over the place. Th ...more
Alyson
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this with every bit of my janky heart. This book found me at the right time, and I am grateful for it.
Kendall
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sad, beautiful, smart, open and honest. That should be enough for you to want to read it. I never knew how much Abbi and I were alike and I want to thank her for sharing her stories with me.
Allison Morway
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read a few celeb essay collections/ memoirs, and most of the time I get the impression that they are pretending to try to sound relatable, but really just low key bragging. This one ACTUALLY felt vulnerable.
Carly Budzynski
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve never watched Broad City. Don’t judge please. But this book was beautiful. I needed this book when I was 22 and a bit broken like Abbi. But she took a road trip and I moved to Kentucky. Abbi is hilarious, yet poignant. I was very impressed with this book. I listened to the audio, and she’s an excellent narrator. 5 stars.
Sandra
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exactly what I needed. One part memoir, one part observations on the world. I relate to Abbi so much, and I'm so glad she got a little more personal in this book. Can't wait to read more from her!
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Abbi Jacobson (born February 1, 1984) is an American comedian, writer, actress and illustrator. She co-created and co-starred in the Comedy Central series Broad City with Ilana Glazer, based on the web series of the same name
“The things we are most afraid of are the things that will ultimately change our whole makeup.” 0 likes
“That ultimately I’m admitting that I’m scared of being alone. But aren’t we all? Isn’t that… the main thing? Aren’t we all secretly terrified that we’re not understood, not seen, not loved, not wanted? Okay, great, cleared that up.” 0 likes
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