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I Might Regret This
I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities and Other Stuff | Abbi Jacobson
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 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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TheSpineView
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Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
CaliforniaCay I love her! And I had no idea she had a book out, thanks for posting! 3mo
TheSpineView @CaliforniaCay You are welcome! 😊 3mo
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JoyBlue
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I didn't know what to expect (maybe I didn't expect much). Probably between a pick and a so-so. I'll err on the positive—I did laugh.

Overdrive can't keep my pipeline full because of its stingy hold limit, so I'm really reaching for things to read. DH conked out early tonight, so I had extra jigsaw and reading time to myself.

jb72 What is with that hold limit? I don‘t get it at all. It should be unlimited. 3mo
JoyBlue @jb72 I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who gets it! I mean, the loan limit is super-stingy, too. So, what difference does it make how many holds I have, since I can only check out 5 things at a time? It‘s not like I‘m hoarding books and keeping others waiting! Grrrr! Now I‘m rereading something I just read a month ago, since I‘m sort of at a loss [reading again for book club, but wouldn‘t really need to—it‘s still fresh in my mind]. 3mo
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ckonicek
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Delightful read. Very relatable.

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rjsthumbelina
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Abbi is, as always, relatable and hilarious. She recounts her cross country solitary road trip, with many late-night insomnia sessions thrown in for good measure. It's not all fun and games, as she dives a lot into serious issues like mental health. But it is definitely like good conversation with a good friend: she's on point, tells a great story, and knows how to make you laugh!

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rjsthumbelina
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I'm not sure how well you'll be able to read my crooked pic, but damn it all if this isn't EXACTLY me on a page.

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rjsthumbelina
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Lol!

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Vulpixen
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I connect with this List of Lists to Make so deeply. 🤣

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ShyBookOwl
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On B&Bs:

"I don't even like ppl that much. I prefer being left alone. I'm hit or miss with small talk and awkwardly trying to make myself at home in a stranger's house is close to being my worse nightmare. I don't wanna insert myself into the drama about the zucchini! What the f**k am I doing at a bed & breakfast?!"

??? this is so me it hurts. I'm going through a rough time and this book is exactly what I need. I will NOT regret this ?

megnews I started this book but I not think it was the right time for us. I didn‘t get to that part but that‘s me too so I‘ll have to get back around to this one eventually. 6mo
ShyBookOwl @megnews fair enough. Timing is everything. I'm in a transformative period in my life, and that's where she's at in the book, so it's worked out nicely. 6mo
rabbitprincess Haha this was me on one of my family trips to the UK. We stayed at a B&B one night and I told my parents that they were going to be in charge of small talk with the other guests because I don't socialize until I've had my breakfast 😂 6mo
ShyBookOwl @rabbitprincess Haha!! Yes. I unhappily went to a couple in Scotland and left the small talk to my husband. 6mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Having just watched the final season of Broad City, I finally borrowed Abbi's book on audio. I love a memoir read by the author, and this one has a strong start. The first chapter about the love letter from 1944 that was delivered to her mailbox in 2013 captivated me. I guess it was trendy news at the time, but as a non social media person, I had never heard the story. Feels like a good pick for a rainy day like today.

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Megen
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Preach! 🙌🏼

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Owlizabeth
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This was like reading someone‘s journal as they process their first real heartbreak while driving cross-country. It was funny and introspective and I enjoyed the depth and the diversions. I am a huge Broad City fan and may be biased, but this was a terrific quick read, the perfect palate cleanser after a huge fantasy novel. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Hoopiefoot
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I feel like if I ever wrote a book it would have to have a chapter called “On Snacks.”

rabbitprincess Same! 8mo
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Owlizabeth
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Auditions for my next read are happening now... After The Ruin of Kings, I have no idea what sort of mood I‘m in.

SamAnne I loved the Great Believers. Especially poignant if you lived through the 80s AIDS crisis. And with a great art theme too. 8mo
readordierachel Nice variety of choices! 8mo
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danimgill
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Saturday mornings are for new slippers, new library books, and watching Mamma Mia 2 with my mom!

Saturday afternoons, however, are for bridal showers... here‘s hoping there‘s a minimum of shower games we‘ll have to play 🙄

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KendallMorganHall
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This book is a must-read for all young women, but my dad is reading it and enjoying it too. I related to this book on almost every level. Abbi talks about how to be creatively fulfilled, but also how to be a boss in a creative industry. I especially liked the chapter on letters, but I won‘t spoil it here. Premise: she takes a solo road trip after a breakup, but the book is so much more than that. Please pick up a copy today.

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ReadingEnvy
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Abbi Jacobson chronicles a three week road trip as she ponders what she wants out of life and love. It is an enjoyable read and I particularly liked her illustrations of podcasts and albums she listened to, her hack for 'cado toast, and numerous "sleep studies" when she couldn't sleep.
Confession: I don't watch Broad City and this is probably a more enjoyable read if you do. I enjoyed it but don't expect it to stick.

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Julz422
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I really enjoyed this. I identified with a lot of what she wrote about as we are from about the same generation, give or take a couple of years. I also recently made a similar roadtrip-albeit with friends- but have had my fair share of solo journeys. Jacobson is a great writer. There are some beautifully written passages. Definitely recommend for someone who is around my age and like minded 😊

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Julz422
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Have been wanting to read this for a while. I was trying to finish other books that I have started, but I haven‘t been motivated. i keep getting distracted by new things, new books 🤷‍♀️ Hopefully will get all the way through this one quickly 😜🙏

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Mem_ugh
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Started listening to this one yesterday at work, it‘s a bit long winded but I love Abbi Jacobson and I found myself nodding to a lot of what she has to say. If you‘re a fan of broad city you‘ll probably enjoy it.

FreeReadAndWrite Ah I love broad city! Gonna look into this one 10mo
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Stephaniereads1
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This was Abbi rambling and traveling. It may not be for everyone but I laughed and I found it to be real. I love Broad City and it was cool to find out how she met Alana and the made the show.

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readtheworld
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Mehso-so

Just finished this collection of essays. I enjoyed parts of it a lot, but it was a bit too meandering to keep my attention the entire time.

#essays #broadcity #nonfiction #audiobook

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greenhairdontcare
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This was a hit for me! I could easily relate to Abbi‘s idea of comfort in the form of solitude. Going on a road trip to clear your head & figure out stuff, sounded like something I‘d do. I could relate to a lot of her thoughts.

As a big fan of Broad City I really loved all the stories from behind the scenes & the creative process Abbi & Illana went through. Overall, I just really like Abbi based on what she shares. She‘s my kind of gal.

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razmanda
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What a sweet memoir! Abbi Jacobson is heartbroken, so she decides to get out of the city (and her head) by going on a solo road trip. She chronicles her adventures with interludes of memories of her childhood, family, and of course, her path toward comedy. She‘s vulnerable and honest and refreshingly neurotic, exactly who I hoped she‘d be.

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PrezBookster
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Fancy Coffee and Tea cups make me anxious! This is one of the many reasons I LOVE big mugs! 🤣

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greenhairdontcare
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So sad that #broadcity is finished, but also really excited for the new & finale season to start real soon! 💔❤️

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greenhairdontcare
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I bought this book as soon as it came out, but haven‘t had a chance to read it until now! So keen! 👍🏻

I have a mug of green tea with honey to accompany me, as my throat is sore. 👎🏻

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cobwebmoth
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1. Teleport
2. It made me love Abbi even more.
3. Nope
4. Fresh Meat. And I fell down the rabbit hole of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
5. I shall try.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

readordierachel Love Fresh Meat! So funny. 11mo
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cobwebmoth
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Of course!😄☕

Cathythoughts Coffee & anxiety.... 😳 11mo
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Catchme_Ridingnerdy
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I love Broad City so I had to pick this up. I mostly enjoyed the read. I liked that I was able to relate to her in certain aspects of her life. I felt her on the anxiety and overthinking bit. The art was really cool. I felt like her tangents went a little too far at times.

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StephBengtson
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Weekend book haul! 📚💛

Cinfhen Nice picks!!! 11mo
Bookladylinda I need to add that Mr Rogers book to my TBR! 11mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

Quick and entertaining, but not much deeper than that, for me. #24b42019 #readathon

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razmanda
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Good morning, you beautiful Libby download! 🎉🎉🎉

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jessiejessiejessie
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Abbi takes us along on her solo road trip and also on a solo road trip through her mind - loved the journey along her thoughts and the insights into her life and art. Recommend!

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I really enjoyed a lot of this book, especially as read by Abbi Jacobson in the #audiobook. Her vulnerability in essays about her breakup and her musings on random topics were alternately moving and funny. However I can't help but feel like this memoir needed more editing, to push some of the essays further to get to the meat of the topic, to cut some of the tangents, and to give the book as a whole a structure or focus that made sense #QueerBooks

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BookChic
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Current Read For Winter Break ❄️📖☕️

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tholmz
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I love Abbi Jacobson but honestly didn‘t expect to love this book as much as I did but I DID. I LOVED it. Enjoyable and so damn heartfelt. I cried twice! Sobbed even. Please read.

JLaurenceCohen Broad City is so funny 11mo
tholmz Yes it is! 11mo
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Melismatic
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Just started this on the commute in this AM. Love it so far.

Melismatic Consensus: a little too stream of coin opus was for my liking, made it easy to put down for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12mo
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Travelinglibrarian
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nomadreader
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Publication day new releases delivered to my Kindle are only one of the reasons I really love my local public library

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alyssthebooksniffer
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I love Broad City. Love Abbi Jacobson. Loved listening to this. I highly recommend this on audio because I don‘t think there‘s a better way to consume this story other than straight from the mouth of the author herself. She‘s funny, smart, strong, and her insecurities are almost too relatable. It also left me feeling inspired to pursue creative endeavors with less fear.

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GripLitGrl
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The co-creator & co-star of Broad City Abbi Jacobson #Bookcon2018 #BookCon

JoScho I love Broad City! 💕 2y
GripLitGrl @JoScho she was super nice & her book sounds like a really funny read. I have to check the show out now myself. 2y
JoScho It is hilarious!! 2y
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cobwebmoth I love her! 2y
GripLitGrl @JoScho definitely have to bump it up on the list then😉 2y
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