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I Might Regret This

Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff
Written by: Abbi Jacobson
Narrated by: Abbi Jacobson
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the cocreator and costar 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 - listeners will feel like they're in the passenger seat on a fun and ultimately inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Abbi Jacobson (P)2018 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"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)
 

"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 best-selling author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Meaty)

"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 best-selling author of The Rules Do Not Apply)

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  • Amy
  • 2019-01-14

so good

a raw reflection on the confusion of a changing and varied life. a look into Abbi's life that has previously not been shared

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Excellent!

If you like Abbi you will love this. So honest and down to earth. Loved it.

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Incredible

An honest, captivating, and funny take on navigating heartbreak and, well, life. Couldn't stop listening. Thank you for sharing Abbi.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-11

Love love love Abbi. Hate that I didn’t love this book.

It really pains me to write this because I am a huge Broad City & Abbi Jacobson fan, so I was psyched to listen to this. I was sadly really disappointed. This seems like something she could have written in a diary and probably not published. Chapter 13, where she talks about her professional background, was the only time I was really engaged. Also, like another reviewer said, I felt more irritated than entertained and found myself just trying to get through it so I could move on to something else. So bummed! Maybe it would have been better to read than to listen to. I wouldn’t (sorry Abbi!!!) recommend.

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  • Brooke Mininni
  • 2018-12-12

Exceeds Expectations

Wonderfully and passionately narrated by the writer, Abbi. She is real and relatable and full of surprises

I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of her Series, Broad City.

This book pretty much applies to any fellow human (or dog, cat, etc.) whether you’re a struggling young creative, a socially analytical introvert or simply someone who appreciates good story telling.

Quick listen- bright, funny and sincere

LGBTQ+

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-09

Listened to this twice in a row

I love you, Abbi. Thank you for sharing your journey and insight. You're my favorite.

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  • Suzanne
  • 2018-11-28

Loved abbi’s narration

Loved her affect and effects as a narrator. Plus, great writing. Meaningful, both funny and sad, without veering off inauthentically. Would highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-14

For a travel book, we didn't seem to get very far

I'm a fan of Broad City and Abbi Jacobson's art and this journal-like read about Jacobson's travel to the West coast read as a stream of subconscious thoughts from the author with an ending that felt forced to be final. Her anecdotes about her career, sketch comedy, and childhood are great departures from her ongoing, often drawn out, passages about the ex who she has put on a pedestal and feelings about falling for a woman that somehow had more to do with her standing attraction to men than a journey about love or identity. That being said, her performance is engaging. Even when I wanted to skip through ramblings about pining for her ex, I kept listening for the inflection and tone in her delivery of this very personal book.

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  • Renee Stevens
  • 2018-12-31

This Isn't A Book, It's A Terrible Diary

The only reason why this is published is because of the author's fame. I listened to the entire book in hopes it would correct itself. This was pretty much as bad as it gets. Abbi reads it well and I certainly laughed at times. The problem is, this "book" is embarrassingly bad. just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. I love Abbi's acting. She needs to stick to only writing scripts.

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  • Joli LaFoe
  • 2019-07-15

eye opening of my inner self

abbi's story is a beautiful journey that speaks from her heart and. opens herself up to discover who she is and knows that it is ok to go on tangents and wonder what if. it is just part of life and growth that she needed to find within herself. I am so happy that I can across this book. it spoke to me in many ways that also seemed to help me realize I'm not alone with the tangents and what ifs that cloud my mind as I try to drift asleep but can't . although she is younger then I am, i learned that her heartbreaks , wants and needs are a lot like mine. I wish i had the courage she has to drive crosscontry in a self awakening truth of myself . thanks abbi for your words you shared and thanks for reinsuring me I'm not the only person who thinks of all the bad things that could go wrong, just to be prepared. you book inspires me and I appreciate you. thanks for letting me in apart of your amazing life. DeeAndra Brown

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  • Ashley
  • 2019-06-06

Funny and relatable

Abbi's story telling is mesmerizing and hilarious. I really enjoyed listening to her tell her story!

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  • Thomas
  • 2019-06-04

Better than I could have hoped

I've listened to a lot of autobiographies. I'm particularly drawn to comedic ones. So many butcher the audiobook format by either trying too hard to be funny or by adding their own parentheticals.
This is the first time one felt like it came right out of someone's heart and fell onto the page. Abbi has been an inspiration since Broad City gained popularity. Now I find myself looking at the world the way she does, and it's opening so many new views I didn't know existed.
I downloaded this book for a road trip, not knowing it was a road trip book. As I drove through a whiteout blizzard, Abbi's words came over the speakers "Weather doesn't come out of nowhere when you're on the road, you do at 70mph." I feel comforted and not alone on that terrifying drive.
This is a must for anybody in general. You won't regret this download and you'll probably revisit this one as I intend to, every road trip.

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  • Kathleen C
  • 2019-05-30

great listen while commuting

I saw this book title on the front seat of a car while I was sitting on the bus at a red light. I didn't have any knowledge of the book, the title captured my attention. I immediately looked it up, read a brief description and then downloaded. Soo happy I didn't, this is something you won't regret.