Check it out on Amazon: I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff by Abbi Jacobson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I Might Regret Reading This One ...
You know how they say to never meet your idols because they'll never live up to your idea of them? This book was kind of like that.
This hurts me to write. I wanted to love this book, I eagerly awaited it on hold from the library and was *thrilled* to read it. Obviously, my expectations were too high. Perhaps if you aim low you won't be as disappointed.
HUGE fan of Broad City, LOVE Abbi and Ilana ... together ... I'm actually borderline 2 stars, but I watched the VERY LAST episode of the series tonight and I'm not ready to let go. 😩
Whyyy was this so painful?! A true test of patience, there's not much here aside from stream-of-conscious navel gazing, endless thought cycles, imaginings, what if's, and lists of questions with no answers. The narrative goes nowhere fast, and if Abbi didn't read the audiobook, I would have bailed without finishing.
As far as memoirs go, this barely qualifies. It's more an attempt to heal after a breakup by taking a cross country road trip, during which Abbi waxes un-poetically about random things and tries to come to grips with her life, her lack of significant other, and the (gasp) end of Broad City.
Pretty bummed as the last episode of the entire series was also a bummer.
Abbi and Ilana are KWEENS, but this book felt like chewing someone else's gum.
Intimate, and yet entirely unnecessary.
“Some of the best experiences don’t end with a bang, but rather a dose of reality.”
— Abbi Jacobson
[Might alter stars later. But it is still Abbi, and she does touch on meeting Ilana and starting Broad City—so at least there was that. Maybe they're just better together?]
"I wandered. It was a mess and not perfect and all mine. I got lost, and that's okay."
— Abbi Jacobson
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