Personal essays amount to more than mere musings of a comic millennial

Like many other female writers of her generation, Abbi Jacobson is well capable of recognising the narcissistic feel to her contemplations. She is viciously self-aware, almost to the point of cruelty

11th November, 2018

Non-fiction: I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities and Other Stuff, By Abbi Jacobson, Virago, €21.85

Early on in her new collection of personal essays, Abbi Jacobson predicts what harsher readers will make of the book. “What is this crap?” she imagines people thinking. “A privileged white woman writes about how she’s sad on her three-week vacation? Not for me.”

Like many other female writers of her...

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