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Abbi Jacobson: I Might Regret This

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Lindy West, New York Times contributing Op-Ed writer, interviews Abbi Jacobson, co-creator and star of the hit series Broad City and author of I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff, 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–readers will feel like they’re in the passenger seat on a fun and, ultimately, inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.

Pre-order a copy of I Might Regret This with your festival pass before October 26 for guaranteed seating at this event — space is limited!

This pre-ordered pass includes a copy of the hardcover I Might Regret This and will guarantee entry to the Portland Book Festival event featuring Abbi Jacobson. There is no reserved seating; all seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive your book on the festival day, November 10.

Abbi Jacobson

Abbi Jacobson is an American comedian, writer, actress and illustrator. Trained at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, she is best known as the Series Creator, Executive Producer and star of the critically-acclaimed Comedy Central series, Broad City. Nominated for the ECNY's "Best Web Series" award, the show premiered its fourth season in September, 2017. Jacobson is an AOLArtist and New York Times- bestselling author of her illustrated book, Carry This Book, which showcases bright, quirky, and colorful line drawings at the world around us, all through the framework of what we carry. She also has two coloring books: Color This Book: New York City and Color This Book: San Francisco.

Guaranteed seating pre-orders have CLOSED for the event with Abbi Jacobson & Lindy West. A limited number of stand-by tickets (no book included) will be available for walk-up distribution on Saturday, November 10 at the Festival box office on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to her festival event, Abbi Jacobson is appearing in the following festival partner events:

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

featuring special guests Nicole ChungAbbi Jacobson, and Eileen Myles

Saturday, November 10, 2018 Venue: Alberta Rose Theatre Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:30pm

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Lindy West

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Her work has also appeared in This American LifeThe GuardianCosmopolitanGQVultureJezebelThe Stranger, and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the co-founder of the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. Her first book, a memoir called Shrill, was released in 2016 by Hachette Books. Visit Lindy online at lindywest.net
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