Abbi Jacobson is well known for her hit show Broad City, but in this wonderful collection of essays she proves to be a powerful and emotional force as an author. Written while navigating the trials of heartbreak, I Might Regret This will resonate with anyone who has experienced the messiness of love's disappointment. Honest and hilarious, this collection is sure to delight fans of Broad City and avid memoir readers. Recommended By Alex Y., Powells.com
So honest, funny, and thoughtful — Abbi's road trip entries are a fresh take on navigating the pressures and quandaries of adulting. Her stories are so relatable you don't need to have watched Broad City to feel included along for the ride. Recommended By Lucinda G., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the cocreator and costar 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.
"Have you watched Broad City yet? If not, do: Comedians Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson might be the Lucy and Ethel of Gen Y. Jacobson, who recently drove cross-country alone, uses the more tender side of her humor in this delightful mash-up of an essay collection. She's worth the trip." Washington Post
"As a passionate fan of Abbi Jacobson's comedy, it was no surprise to me that this book is hilarious, peculiar, and very smart. But I was unprepared for the courage she shows in making herself vulnerable on these pages: Jacobson cracks herself open and explores love and loneliness, travel and independence, success and self-loathing. I wish I hadn't finished reading this...I miss her already." Ariel Levy, New York Times bestselling author of The Rules Do Not Apply
"Intimate and brave in a way her audience has yet to experience, I Might Regret This is a funny, vulnerable, generous, and excruciatingly honest look at the beautiful heart that beats inside Abbi Jacobson." Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Meaty
"Poignant, funny, and beautifully unabashed, I Might Regret This takes readers on both a cross-the-country adventure and a deep dive into Abbi Jacobson's gigantic heart." Cheryl Strayed
About the Author
Abbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress, and illustrator. Trained at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, she is best known as the Series Creator, Executive Producer, and star of the critically-acclaimed Comedy Central series, Broad City. Nominated for the ECNY’s “Best Web Series” award, the show premiered its fourth season on September 13, 2017.
Jacobson is an AOLArtist and New York Times bestselling author of her illustrated book, Carry This Book, which showcases bright, quirky, and colorful line drawings at the world around us, all through the framework of what we carry. She also has two coloring books: Color This Book: New York City and Color This Book: San Francisco.