I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

I Might Regret This

New York Times BestsellerFrom 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...

Details I Might Regret This

TitleI Might Regret This
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherGrand Central Publishing
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Writing, Essays, Humor, Audiobook

Reviews I Might Regret This

  • 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 i...
  • Nat
    Rant Review From An Avid Broad City Viewer: I Might Regret This by Abbi JacobsonI 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 hinds...
  • BiblioBrandie
    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 touch...
  • Krista Regester
    Abbi Jacobson is cool, suave, and classy so it’s no surprise that her book is too.
  • Robin Bonne
    I love Broad City and Abbi is a great comedian. I listened to her read the audiobook and enjoyed it. From what I gathered, the overarching story is that Abbi goes on a road trip after her first big breakup. She goes on long tangents for most of the book, but keeps returning to the road trip throughout the memoir. It was a very, very loose thread holding this together. After listening to the whole audiobook and then sleeping on it, I’ve already ...
  • Katie Boyer
    I love Broad City and Abbi to start with and this was just an easy, fun read - essays written while on a solo road trip trying to figure out some personal stuff. Some chapters were REALLY good (finding comedy, meeting Ilana, filming Broad City) and some felt like filler. Overall, I'd only recommend this if you're already a fan or are just looking for an easy read.
  • Katherine D. Morgan
    I never really watched Broad City, but I know of the show and did like what I watched. There are some parts of this book that I really loved. Reading about Abbi’s heartbreak was comforting, because I’m going through my own at this moment. Reading about the creation of Broad City and meeting Ilana and discovering their mutual love of comedy was empowering. Abbi is a boss ass bitch, but I don’t think that she truly knows it. She’s funny and...
  • chantel nouseforaname
    Weird..but endearing.Abbi has a lot going on in her life. I mean, I guess that could be said about any young woman fighting her way towards her career goals and trying to deal with love, heartbreak, anxiety, depression, etc. But you really get the sense of how overwhelmed she feels in these "essays"/"journals" where she's just driving around trying to seek peace in a variety of places. Abbi seems a lot like her character in Broad City though she ...
  • Lauren
    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 he...
  • Amy Polyreader
    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!
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Abbi needs Ilana. This was not great.
  • Rich
    A total delight! Equal parts poignant and funny, Abbi has a really cool perspective.
  • Garrett
    A bit scattered, a bit anxiety-producing, very relatable. During the moments in which she talked about having to plan out trips to places she's never been, allowing herself an extra thirty minutes, the anxiety of finding a parking spot, all that jazz and I'm like, "Yeah, I do that. Is that something most people don't do?"Anyway, I listened to the audiobook, and she reads it amazingly (obviously, she does voice acting, after all). However, you mis...
  • jenice
    i absolute love abbi and i try to support her any way i can, si when i heard she had a book coming out, i was HYPED. i have a very similar thought process to abbi’s so that really boosted my enjoyment of this book because i felt like i was catching everything she was throwing. i can definitely see why other would not like this as much as i did, but i just had a blast going through this and it made me reevaluate some shit in my life
  • Cami
    I'm a big fan of break-up literature, and there's a lot to like here. Abbi's voice is funny and vulnerable, but something just didn't connect for me. I've read a lot of essay collections in the past couple years and this one isn't really on my favorites list?
  • Waffle
    Ultimately this book is not much, and yet here I am with four stars to dole out. I have a soft spot for the mundane. I love queer awakening. I feel the anxieties. Did it go anywhere? No, but...isn’t that the point?
  • Delaney
    I regret it, I really do.
  • Sarah Silcox
    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!
  • Ryan
    broad city is one of my all time favorite shows. it’s smart, funny, and unique. it shows us what our twenties are supposed to be like. so it was only obvious that i would read one of the co-creators memoir. i cannot believe i’m giving this book a two star rating. i wanted to bring it up to a three, but then i’d be lying to myself and to you. so much of the book felt fruitless. so much of this book was just over anxious rambling and underdev...
  • Inge
    Best book I've read in a year.
  • Shannon Smith
    A lovely, well-paced read. Such a special experience hearing some of Abbi’s vulnerabilities. Incredibly relatable, funny, and kind.
  • Tessy Consentino
    Abbi is me and I am Abbi.
  • Natalie Adams
    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.
  • shirley
    I just...really loved this. Tender and funny and smart.
  • Stuart
    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 t...
  • Bri (girlwithabookblog.com)
    Author Abbi Jacobson, creator and star of comedy TV series Broad City, wrote a memoir about a very specific segment of her life in I Might Regret This. Before starting this book, I had assumed Jacobson would write about stories throughout her entire life and string them together into a tight memoir, as is typical with the memoirs written by comedians that I've read. While Jacobson does feature anecdotes from throughout her life, the stories are...
  • Danielle
    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 ...
  • Morgan
    A perfectly fine, entertaining escape for my Thanksgiving traveling. As I suspected, it didn't read as much like a fully-fleshed-out collection of "essays, drawings, and other stuff" with a central narrative arch as it did a hodge-podge stream of consciousness/scrap book. I'm not upset about it, but neither am I thrilled. I've always sort of related to the Abbi persona on Broad City and am a fan of Jacobson's other works, like her art podcast and...
  • Amanda Lagerfeld
    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 sh...