I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

I Might Regret This

One of my New Years Resolutions for 2020 was to actually start reading the dozens of unread books I have stacked on my bed shelf and I finally finished one! I think I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson is the first non school-related piece of literature I’ve read since…two years ago? I know, I’m truly embarrassed. I wrote a brief description of the book when I shared it with the other ones I received for Christmas and I’m glad I picked it as the first I read in 2020. Abbi has been and is one of my favorite funny tv people since Brandon made me watch the pegging episode of Broad City when we were in NYC for 2019 “Thanksgiving.” Her humor in the show as well as in I Might Regret This is hilarious without trying too hard–the perfect combination of fictional and real life Abbis. She wrote the book on a cross country road trip as a collection of essays following a particularly difficult breakup while in the midst of writing the end of Broad City and I’m so thankful she published it. As someone who’s had a string of unlucky love encounters myself, I found Abbi’s honesty while discussing her heartbreak extremely appealing. She doesn’t only talk about love throughout the book though, but also dives into her relationship with comedy (more specifically how she got into the business), her love for Ilana (both fictional and real life versions), late night thoughts during different parts of the trip, and how her childhood shaped the adult she currently is. Abbi also added approximately three drawings of familiar topics after each chapter in I Might Regret This because she’s an artist by trade, which makes the book almost feel like a grown up picture book. If I were to eventually write a non-poetry chapbook, I think my dream book would be one just like Abbi’s: silly, dramatic, and a little too honest, and I wouldn’t have hers any other way.

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