So Sad Today
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So Sad Today


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.

Title:So Sad Today
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:203 pages

    So Sad Today Reviews

  • Natalie
    Jul 26, 2016

    This book started out with something that’s been on my mind for months now, and I was so relieved to see someone else share the same belief: “Bringing a child into the world without its consent se...

  • Thomas
    Feb 24, 2016

    I want to have actual sex with this book. I just love it so much. Melissa Broder elevates vulnerability to another level: she writes about her vomit fetish, getting high off of people, her anxiety and...

  • Kelli
    Apr 24, 2016

    I need to review this book so I can stop thinking about it. Initially I thought the author was very young but the more I read, the more I think she might be closer to my age. Maybe I'm old, a prude, a...

  • Brandon Forsyth
    Nov 24, 2015

    Vain. Self-absorbed. Vulgar. Poetic. Beautiful. Brave.I was supposed to read other things for work this weekend, but I couldn't stop thinking about (and then picking back up) this little book of essay...

  • Rose
    Jun 05, 2016

    Apparently I need to start a new shelf for 'fucking weird books'. "I had this weird intuition that if I could just make it to my Bat Mitzvah I could both prevent the Holocaust from happening again an...

  • Michael Seidlinger
    Mar 19, 2016

    "So Sad Today" is one big erudite tome packed full and brimming with so much insight, you could essentially cut it down, sentence-for-sentence, and use each as its own tweet and they'd all trend. Ever...

  • Kevin
    Sep 25, 2016

    This is a dazzling example of how to get DEEP into your personal muck while writing an essay in today's social media-saturated world. It's simply shocking at times how nakedly honest Broder is. A coup...

  • Wendy C. Ortiz
    Aug 23, 2015

    1000 stars. I love Melissa Broder's brain even if/when she doesn't. ...

  • Vincent Scarpa
    Sep 29, 2015

    I think I went into this book with sized-to-scale expectations. I'd read a collection of Broder's poetry—Meat Heart—and didn't really care for it, but I found her tweets from the So Sad Today acco...

  • Maxi (slothreads)
    Aug 11, 2016

    - 3.5 stars -It's been a week after I've finished this book and I still don't have something meaningful to say. When I was reading it I was really enjoying it; I was laughing and cringing and general...