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I might regret this : essays, drawings, vulnerabilities, and other stuff / Abbi Jacobson.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
Physical Description:
313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Anecdotes, observations, and reflections collected during a solo cross-country drive.


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814.6 JAC Book Adult General Collection

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New York Times Bestseller

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

Author Notes

Abbi Jacobson was born in 1984, in Wayne, Pennsylvania. She has a degree in fine arts and a minor in video from the Maryland Institute College of Arts and trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. She has worked for AOL Artist. Her books include Color This Book: New York City, Color This Book: San Francisco, and Carry This Book. She is one of the stars of the Comedy Central series, Broad City. She also is one of the series creators and executive producers,

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

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. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.