So Sad Today: Personal Essays

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Grand Central Publishing, Mar 15, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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"These essays are sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous. They reveal so much about what it is to live in this world, right now." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist

From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular Twitter account @sosadtoday comes a darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays.

Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings, and which quickly gained a dedicated following. In SO SAD TODAY, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter, grappling with sex, death, love low self-esteem, addiction, and the drama of waiting for the universe to text you back. With insights as sharp as her humor, Broder explores--in prose that is both ballsy and beautiful, aggressively colloquial and achingly poetic--questions most of us are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone answer, in order to discover what it really means to be a person in this modern world.
 

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User Review  - bobbieharv - LibraryThing

This was one weird book. As another reviewer said, the last chapter is the best - the most well-written and authentic. Some of the other essays seemed so raw as to be almost posturing, trying too hard ... Read full review

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User Review  - GothykMama - LibraryThing

I almost quit this book about halfway through it. It is raw, and it was uncomfortable and almost embarrassing...as if I were reading someone's private journal and not a published volume of essays. I ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Melissa Broder is the author of four collections of poems, including the forthcoming LAST SEXT (Tin House, 2016). Her poems have appeared in POETRY, Guernica, and The Iowa Review, among other journals. She lives in Venice, California.

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