Carry This Book by Abbi Jacobson

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Fans of Broad City will find Jacobson’s signature silliness and absurdity on display here. The book’s only flaw is that it’s too short.
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From the mind of Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson a wonderfully weird and weirdly wonderful illustrated look at the world around us—all through the framework of what we carry.
With bright, quirky, and colorful line drawings, Jacobson brings to life actual and imagined items found in the pockets and purses, bags and glove compartments of real and fantastical people—whether it’s the contents of Oprah’s favorite purse, Amelia Earhart’s pencil case, or Bernie Madoff’s suitcase.
How many self-tanning lotions are in Donald Trump’s weekender? What’s inside Martha Stewart’s hand-knit fanny pack? What kind of protein bars does Michelle Obama hide in her tiny clutch at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Carry This Book provides a humorous and insightful look into how the things we carry around every day can make up who we are.


About Abbi Jacobson

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Abbi Jacobson is one of the Series Creators, Executive Producers and stars of Comedy Central’s critically-acclaimed hit show, Broad City, now in its third season. Broad City has been nominated for two Critics’ Choice awards for “Best Comedy” and most recently, a Writers Guild of America award for “Best Comedy Series”. Jacobson graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Video. After graduating, Jacobson moved to New York City and began training at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She was an AolArtist and has published two books, Color This Book: New York City and Color This Book: San Francisco.
Author Residence: New York, NY Author Image 1
Published October 25, 2016 by Viking. 146 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

on Nov 19 2016

Fans of Broad City will find Jacobson’s signature silliness and absurdity on display here. The book’s only flaw is that it’s too short.

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The Maine Edge

Reviewed by Allen Adams on Nov 16 2016

One could view this project as a metaphor for the baggage that we all carry and the notion that no matter how grand a life might appear, there’s always…stuff. Some of it may be good, some of it may be bad, but it’s always there. That seems to be Jacobson’s big takeaway – and it’s a valuable one.

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