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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 (57 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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  • Heather K (Dentist in my Spare Time)
  • 2019-04-30

Stressful listen

If I had to describe I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff in one word it would be stressful.

If you enjoy reading page after page (or listening to hour after hour) of late night neurotic ramblings, then this book might be perfect for you. I, on the other hand, am already a high-strung Jew who is tortured by what ifs and worst case scenarios late at night, so this book just made me sweat and think of what I am possibly currently doing wrong with my life.

I love Broad City, like most (if not all) of the other people reading this book, but I found the story hard to get through. It actually got a lot better towards the end for me, but I slogged through hours of rambling that I didn't find particularly funny.

Though I enjoyed learning about Abbi being a boss and discovering her sexuality, I can't say that I recommend this audiobook.

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  • Amanda
  • 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

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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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  • Brian M. Derrick
  • 2020-05-18

Just okay

I liked this but I found myself asking “who cares?” In various sections. The sleep study bits especially. Kind of disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-11

Thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Thank you Abbi for writing and reading this. As a Enormous Broad City fan I so enjoyed hearing your voice and learning more about you.

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  • anon
  • 2020-05-08

Incredible

Truly amazing! I read this back over the summer, but hearing her tell these stories made it even more amazing! Highly recommend.

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  • Brittany Bonin
  • 2020-04-21

LOVE

Personal, vulnerable, and human. Many parts of this book resonated deeply with me. As an avid reader of memoirs, I highly recommend this one.