When I first learned that Abbi Jacobson was dropping a book at the end of October, I thought,”Gosh, that’s awful nice of her to drop this at the end of the month of my birth!” Just another thing for me to look forward to at the end of a month that started out not so great. I pre-ordered it and everything, delivered to my house the day it came out. I was so excited to come home from work to begin reading.
Before I dive into my opinion on this book, I was surprised by the few 1 and 2 star reviews I read. They claimed to love Broad City, but I questioned that. Am I too enamored with Abbi to give a clear review? No; I can definitely see where some people may not have liked the book, but I guess I’m not a terribly difficult person to please. Is your voice clear? Is your story engaging? Then hell yeah, your story is successful in my eyes. Those two things can be very difficult to achieve, which is why I use them to determine if I like a book.
I was excited to learn more about the inner workings of Abbi. It was interesting to learn that the inner workings of Abbi Jacobson were just as neurotic, if not more, than her fictional counterpart, Abbi Abrams. The reader is given several glimpses into her thoughts as sleep evades her. Those relatable parts of Abbi made me like her even more. I love her drawings. They have a clear style that we were shown in her last book, Carry This Book.
I’m the worst at wrapping things up, but I want to convince people to read. this. book! It’s insight into the life of one of my favorite comedians. I think if you’ve never heard of Broad City or Abbi and are just curious about her, it’s an interesting way to dip your toe into the Broad City pool. I’ve always said that we may think we’re fun and quirky as Ilana, but we’re really just as anxious and neurotic as Abbi. Read it. Do it!