I saw this book and knew I had to have it. I’m not sure why; I’m a casual fan of Broad City at best. But it sounded interesting, and the illustrations were cool, and I went home with it. I haven’t been reading as much lately, or at least not finishing everything, but this book held my interest. In fact, I very much liked this book.
Abbi goes on a road trip from New York to Los Angeles, making several stops along the way. This book covers her trip, her musings, and tells the story of the start of her career in show business. I’m a fan of her illustrations, and she has great musical taste (David Bowie (my favorite!), Tom Petty, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Courtney Barnett…) The subtitle promises vulnerabilities, and she reveals a slew of them. At one point, a hotel room key sends her into a tailspin. She stays at a bed-and-breakfast by herself and immediately regrets it. She is often awake at night against her wishes, pondering what-ifs and experiences past. Her anxieties make her incredibly relatable, at least to me, despite all her success and the vast difference in what we chose to do with our lives. I read this book much quicker than most things I’ve read in a long time, because I find her journey (not just the road trip) compelling.