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So Sad Today
So Sad Today: Personal Essays | Melissa Broder
"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 FeministFrom 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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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward
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“How much mental illness is acceptable,
And how much is going to be too much?”

So dark. And rich. And vulnerable. Usually, a library audiobook is returned immediately, so others can enjoy it. This time, I‘ll be quietly, numbly thinking about everything I just listened to for the next 6 hours before I have to listen to it all again.

Not… not for the lighthearted. Happy reading.

#nonfiction #mentalillness #broder #shortstories

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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward
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“Here‘s why I‘m afraid of life after death;

… what if there‘s no nicotine gum?”

This set of essays is definitely for the shadows of the darker side of humor. Trigger warning doesn‘t even begin to cover it, and the sass has me laughing in ways I never thought I could. The stories are very different, but this reminds me of reading Running With Scissors the first time.

#uncomfortable #mentalhealth #shortstories #nonfiction #broder #melissabroder

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sarahlandis
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loved this. would recommend time and time again

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slategreyskies
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Panpan

I could not get into this book. I read most of it in audiobook format rather than in the paper copy that I also own. It‘s a brutally honest and open book, but I didn‘t get the point of most of the honesty about a lot of the things she wrote about. I‘m guessing that I‘m not the target audience, because most of what I was reading felt like a waste of my time. It grossed me out often and was also triggering. I do not recommend this book.

slategreyskies Pic is of the sweet and sour chicken and fried rice I made for dinner a few nights ago. :) 3y
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Victoriahoperose
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This was really funny and relatable. A little crazy to listen to at some point. I liked the tone and the fact that the author was so candid about her life, etc. I thought it was a fun and light read.

allureofbeauty Pretty sure I have that on audio but I haven‘t listened to it yet 3y
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Bookalong
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4🌟These essays are extremely blunt. I appreciated her honesty, really putting it ALL out there. From wants & desires to bodies, infatuations, anxieties, relationships, sadness, fears, marriage, addiction, sexuality, mental health and more.
#bookreview #bookstagram #essays

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donnamartinreads
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This collection of essays is just so.....real. That‘s the beat word for it. Relatable, raw, and honest.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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BeansPage
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Guys I'm having a real hard time today. I'll spare you the details, needless to say my medication has been messed up and I have had a very emotional last couple days. 😭
Is there any way that you can please comment with a quote from your favorite book to cheer me up? ☹️

Crazeedi So sorry to hear this, my minds a blank, but I'm sending happy hopeful thoughts your way! 4y
laur89 So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them. 4y
Librarianaut “By invoking the external and internal drala principles, you raise a wind of energy and delight in your life. You begin to feel natural power and upliftedness manifesting in your existence. Then, having raised your windhorse, you can accomodate whatever arises in your state of mind” 4y
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Kimberlone Walt Whitman‘s poetry is so positive about life and humanity: "Do anything, but let it produce joy."

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Librarianaut I hope it gets better soon. You are not alone, you have value, you can do this. 4y
inthegreensandblues "There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart."
—Emma Woodhouse, Emma ???
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LeeRHarry “Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark “ Rabindranath Tagore - 💕💕 to you 4y
ElishaLovesBooks I can‘t think of a quote, but I‘m thinking of you. 💙💙 4y
CarolynM I'm sorry you're feeling down. Most of the quotes that make me smile require context and that's certainly true of quotes from my favourite book. I'm going to photograph a passage from it and post it. I'll tag you. 4y
crazyspine "I think you're beautiful. To hell with anyone else who has ever made you feel less than that."- the film version of Dumplin'

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AsYouWish Well I may be biased but "As You Wish" from The Princess Bride is a pretty awesome quote! Also "Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high." Also from The Princess Bride. I am so sorry you are feeling down, thinking of you! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage “"Pride! Pride tastes awfully good, especially when the crust is flaky and you put meringue on it," said Scarlett tartly.” ♥️♥️ (edited) 4y
Bookwomble “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ❤ 4y
Susanita I‘m so sorry hon. *hugs* “However long the moon disappears, some day it must shine again.” 4y
jmofo 'I remembered then reading a story about a man who tried to warm himself in the light of fireflies, and he succeeded, I believe, because it was beauty that warmed him, not fire.' 🖤Much love to you. This helps me because it reminds me that if I have little or no warmth for myself, I usually find some small thing in this world lovely. @TheReadingMermaid (edited) 4y
Birdsong28 You‘re braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think.” 4y
Ruthiella “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved “ Kurt Vonnegut ❤️ Hope you feel better soon. 4y
Cortg “If you stop to think about it, you‘ll have to admit that all the stories in the world consist of twenty-six letters. The letters are always the same, only the arrangement varies. From letters, words are formed, from words sentences, from sentences chapters, and from chapters stories.” The Neverending Story. Xoxo 4y
Librarybelle “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
paulfrankspencer "You cannot hope and also think about hoping at the same moment; for in hope we look to hope's object and we interrupt this by (so to speak) turning round to look at the hope itself." 4y
JoScho I don‘t have a good quote at the ready but I am sending you love and hugs 🖤 4y
BookwormAHN "Sleep is good, books are better." Tyrion Lannister 4y
Meaw_catlady “I wished she‘d never stop squeezing me. I wished I could spend the rest of my life as a child, being slightly crushed by someone who loved me.” Ella Enchanted 4y
Suet624 I‘m sorry. Sending my best wishes. 4y
DarcysMom "All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page; Chapter one of the great story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before." 4y
CoffeeK8 Sending 💕 4y
paulfrankspencer @DarcysMom Another Lewis quote. Excellent. 4y
JennyM Thinking of you 😘 4y
riversong153 “Never trust a person who has not brought a book with them” Lemony Snicket 4y
riversong153 💜💜💜 hugs💜💜💜 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf 💕💕 4y
Redwritinghood I can‘t think of a good quote right now, but I hope things are better for you soon. 4y
Branwen "Every book has a soul. The soul of the person who wrote it and of those who read it and lived it and dreamed with it. Every time a book changes hands, every time someone runs his eyes down its pages, its spirit grows and strengthens." ~The Shadow of the Wind 4y
Branwen "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell a story. Make some light." ~The Tale of Despereaux 4y
Naj "You‘re nobody‘s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.” 4y
Naj "There is always something left to love." Sending lots of love and positive vibes your way?? 4y
Bklover “Of course it‘s happening in your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean it isn‘t real?” - Dumbledore. Hope you feel better soon, dear friend. 💛 (edited) 4y
SconsinBookyBadger “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” Tyrion Lannister
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jb72 “If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.” ― Katharine Hepburn (I have this tattooed on my arm.) 4y
julesG Thinking of you! 😘 My mind is not offering a special quote right now. But I am thinking of you. 4y
julesG @jb72 I like this. The quote and the tattoo idea. 4y
CaramelLunacy Just a very silly quote from one of my favorite romances, but perhaps it will amuse you: "But it‘s my eyes. They cannot resist you, but see, I will beat them for their forwardness.” He batted his lashes rapidly, then gave her a sleepy, wicked look, purely sinful. 4y
CaramelLunacy Tagging the book! 4y
BeansPage You guys are so amazing. Thank you so much for all the love. I woke up to this and I started reading the comments and I started crying because I feel overwhelmed with all the love and compassion that you guys have. this community is just so amazing and I don't know what I would ever do without it or without all of you guys. Thank you so much 😘🤗🤗😘 4y
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Hope you are feeling better today, as the maxim I try to remember says (don‘t always succeed) ‘this too will pass‘ and it always does! 🤗 (edited) 4y
BeansPage @Andrew65 my meds are back on track as of today so hopefully I will be feeling better in the next couple of days. And yes I know that maxim. My favorite has always been "That which does not kill you makes you stronger." - Frederick Nietzsche. 4y
Bklover ❤️❤️❤️Hope today is better for you. Litsy saves me time after time. There‘s lots of love here 4y
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid So true, stay strong! 👍 4y
julesG 😘 4y
quirkthenerd “How wild it was, to let it be.” - Cheryl Strayed. 💛 I‘m experiencing the same struggles and sometimes you have to be kind to yourself, let the emotions flow, let it be and it will pass...it has to. 4y
BeansPage @quirkthenerd thank you sweetheart 🤗💕 4y
Megabooks Big hugs!!! I‘ll just say I can relate. Favorite book is Station Eleven. I can‘t remember quotes right now due to my medical stuff. Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕 (edited) 4y
janeycanuck Hope today is better than yesterday for you. I have a pup snuggled up on my lap and no books within arm‘s reach so no quotes from me but sending you all the positive vibes 🙂 4y
Branwen Hoping today is much better so far! Hang in there, friend! 💕 4y
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Megabooks
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Even though I just panned this book on my second reading, I do respect Melissa owning up to her #FreakyFreaks-ness. Anyone who can tell the world about her vomit fetish is pretty brave. 🤢🤮

#NoFemmeber #nonfictionNovember @Cinfhen @Billypar

PS I do usually like her Twitter account.

Cinfhen Vomit fetish😳😱🤢 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I know! I felt like I was was reading this again 4y
Cinfhen I loved JW‘s book but I recall you and the other #BOTM readers did not 🤭 4y
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Megabooks @Cinfhen No, SUS was not for me. She is an excellent author, but I just wasn‘t with her on that one. 4y
LauraBeth Y‘all - I had almost completely forgotten about all of that vomit in SUS! 😂 @Megabooks and @Cinfhen 4y
Megabooks @LauraBeth For me it was kind of subtle at first then I was suddenly thinking, “Someone has vomited like a dozen times! Gross!” 4y
Billypar Love that first tweet 😂 4y
Cinfhen I somehow forgot about the vomiting too @LauraBeth did you like this book??? I can‘t remember anymore 🤦🏼‍♀️ 4y
Megabooks @Billypar I definitely feel that way sometimes! 4y
LauraBeth @megabooks 😂🤢 I did really like it @cinfhen but could have done without all of the vomiting! 4y
Reviewsbylola Ok you had me at vomit fetish. Please elaborate. 😂 4y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Honestly, I skipped it this time, but I remember her mentioning that when she had the stomach flu, it was the only time she felt cared for as a kid. So now she imagines vomiting when she having trouble finishing in bed. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #tmi 4y
Reviewsbylola Ummmm wow, that‘s intense. 😟😅 4y
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Megabooks
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I read this for the second time today. The first time I read it, I thought it was honest, funny, and relatable.

Now, I think it is vulgar, immature, and phony. I think she‘s writing to get a certain reaction, and I‘m not feeling it. 1⭐️

#nonfictionNovember #nonfiction #nonfiction2018

Joanne1 What a turn around of opinion. 4y
Megabooks @Joanne1 I know. I don‘t think I‘ve ever turned this sharply on a book. The whole time I was reading it today, I was all, “what was I thinking last time?!” 4y
Cinfhen So interesting... when a book finds us at different points in our lives! I want to read only to see where I fall... 4y
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Megabooks @Cinfhen It is an interesting book and presumably one of the most brazenly honest essay collections I‘ve read. 4y
Cinfhen It has very mixed reviews, I was just scrolling! I might read for book about addiction??? Would that work, Meg?!? 4y
Cinfhen See, being crafty in my challenges 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen That might work. Here‘s my favorite fiction about addiction 4y
Megabooks I have a couple more suggestions if you want them 😁👍🏻 4y
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mauveandrosysky
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I‘m so grateful that women like Melissa Broder exist. This deeply personal and often uncomfortable essay collection is raw and fearless, unafraid to probe the most primal depths of being human. Even in the times when I couldn‘t relate directly to what Broder was writing about, her presence still made me feel less alone. We‘re all fucked up in our own way and sometimes it‘s liberating to just sit with that for a while.

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mauveandrosysky
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Sorry in advance for posting a million quotes from this book.

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noveladdiction
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I'm in an essay sort of mood. Checking out this book by Melissa Broder, author of The Pisces!

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OffTheBeatenShelf.com
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99.9% of the time I don‘t write bad book reviews. Just because I don‘t like something doesn‘t mean someone else won‘t & I don‘t want to discourage them. BUT...

How the fuck did this woman get a book deal?!

This is one of the worst books I‘ve ever read. The writing is terse & stilted & there‘s little to no substance to speak of. And it‘s nothing like the So Sad Today twitter account.

This is the most pathetic excuse for a book I‘ve ever seen.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled And that one section. 🤢🤮 I will never get it out of my head. Oh my oh my. 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled But I actually liked the book 🤷‍♀️ 5y
mrozzz I like when people just let it out!!! 👍🏻 5y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Such a sad day for Toronto and Philadelphia baseball fans. 😔

obviateit 😢 5y
AmyG 😪 5y
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ValerieAndBooks Too young 😢. 5y
Captivatedbybooks My sister is besides herself! She was at his post season no hitter. 5y
Rachbb3 Oh no. 😢 5y
MicheleinPhilly @Captivatedbybooks That was a special season. This one hurts. 😞 5y
Reecaspieces This breaks my heart. My husband and I saw him pitch his last game against the Cardinals. The NLDS. a great pitching duel with two great pitchers. Halladay was such a talent (edited) 5y
MicheleinPhilly @Reecaspieces That game was incredible. An absolute master class. 5y
Reecaspieces @MicheleinPhilly yes it was! I think we were the only cardinal fans in the whole stadium. But it was amazing to watch 5y
Cinfhen Sad 😢 5y
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everlocalwest
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This one felt more exhibitionistic than intimate to me. I feel like after reading I know things about Broder (uncomfortable things...) but not like I know her at all. I wasn't really impressed by the prose either... #threewordtitles #riotgrams

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thebookmagpie
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New reading chair and new reading material 😊

Lizpixie Lovely!😍 5y
Bookcation74 I 💜the chair!! 5y
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Unphilosophize
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Mehso-so

Read this in one sitting though it would be better to take more.
Enjoyed the book, but not my favourite.
Very real.

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Kelly
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Two pairs of "opposites" for today's #riotgrams

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Hooked_on_books
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I picked this one up because of Litsy and as soon as I opened it today, I devoured it in one sitting. Broder courageously expels her pathos onto the page, covering addiction (alcohol, drugs, food, sex, nicotine), mental illness, open marriage, vomit fetishes and more. I don't relate to it at all but appreciate the chance to peek in someone else's windows. The first half is 🍌👖for sure.

Thanks to Gunther for the pic assist. 🐶

Megabooks Definitely found the vomit fetish a little shocking. 6y
LeahBergen Gunther! ❤️ 6y
Currey Me too on Gunther❤️❤️. Think I will skip vomit fetish peeking 6y
Librariana Wowza! Sounds intense and bananas indeed! And Yay Gunther!! ❤🐶 6y
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CaliforniaCay
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I finally finished this book that I started last summer. I honestly struggled through it. I thought it would be an entertaining, relatable collection of essays dealing with anxiety and depression. Boy was I wrong....

WordWaller Haha same! I haven't even finished it yet. Just so weird 6y
CaliforniaCay Right? Everytime I thought I was beginning to relate to something she was saying, it would immidiately change and she'd be talking about something super weird and not relatable >. 6y
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Saltyblonde26

"I'm trying to quit getting high on people. It's really fucking hard. I'm a romantic and an addict." ?

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Saltyblonde26
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"You have experienced a lot of pain in your life. You are so intuitive."

MrBook Love that spoon. 5y
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Tanzy13
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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." a darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays. With insights as sharp as her humor, both ballsy and beautiful, 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.

Alfoster Great pic! 6y
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malloryomeara
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I really needed this. A raw, poignant and funny collection that's startling in how relatable and honest it is. A one-sitting-er.

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thebookmagpie
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So spoiled today #tbtbsanta ps sorry that I haven't been around much guys, just completed the purchase of my first house 😊

Suzze Woo hoo! A homeowner. Great life event. Hope you love it. 🏠🏡🏘 6y
Hooked_on_books That's great! I hope it has lots of bookcases. 😬 6y
jessberk13 Congrats!! And I have the same penguin! My boyfriend got it for me last year because he knows how obsessed I am with penguins 🐧 6y
she_barks Congrats🍾🍾🍾. We have that penguin and many others like it too😆 6y
LeahBergen Congrats!!! 🎈🍾🎊 6y
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MamaJody
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I didn't love it all, but the parts that were good were amazing.

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WordWaller
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Change this to #SoStressedToday? I'm not getting any reading done :/ I tried. I can't even drink wine either (drank way too much last night) so tea and chocolate it is for me. Pretty sure I'm going to get cavities as a result of this election #allthechocolate #Election2016

saresmoore For real, though. So many dementors... 6y
UwannaPublishme Very stressed here too. Good idea to grab more chocolate. 6y
BookishFeminist 💙💙💙 6y
Bette So stressful right now. 6y
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GemintheRough
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I am one of many who suffer from depression and anxiety. It's hard for me to talk about it to others so I hope I can make a connection with this book if not other people.

Reviewsbylola I suffer from anxiety too and I feel the same way because I feel like others don't "get it" unless they have suffered from anxiety as well. 6y
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"HOW ARE MY FEELINGS NOT going to kill me?" #textonlycovers #booktober

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Well-ReadNeck
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#booktober text only cover

From my TBR pile. May need to move this up the stack!

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DrunkBooksellers
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Kevin Sampsell (ep 3) of @Powells and @FuturetenseBooks says: I'm not sure if there's anyone as nakedly honest as Melissa Broder this year. The poet has unleashed an essay collection so self-dissecting that it's almost unsettling. But Broder is funny too and a lot of what she unveils about her darkest depths are probably not unlike so many of our secrets. So Sad Today is a stunning game-changer.

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Britafish
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I was enthralled by this book, and that is to say I was equal parts moved, appalled, horrified and entertained. The author admits that although she is in her mid 30s she has the heart of a 16 year old and getting inside her mind was like experiencing what it would be like to be emotionally 16 forever, to feel that intensely about crushes the way you did when you were a teenager. It both horrified and enthralled me.

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Bailedbailed

Had to bail on this one. Some of Broder's essays are strong and raw. She just comes off as trite at times. My best advice for future readers: start at the end and read this out of sequence. The first two essays left such a bad taste in my mouth that I nearly closed it forever. The last two selections are the strongest so start there.

Megabooks Agreed about the last two. 6y
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MarlysWS
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Want to read a random someone's unedited diary, filled with ramblings about sex partners, anxieties, and a vomit fetish? Then this may be the book for you. Unfortunately, it was not the book for me. A couple essays nearly moved into intelligent reflection, but I found most basically a waste of time. I was excited to read this because I, like the author, deal with anxiety and depression. But I should have bailed and read something else instead.

Reviewsbylola I am intrigued by the vomit fetish. 6y
MarlysWS @Reviewsbylola, you can always find this library and read just that chapter! 6y
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BibliophileArtichoke
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Unfortunately, I struggled to relate to Broder's voice. I can say that she has an admirably creative mind and thought process, yet, where I expected a certain humility, I found narcissism...not in a good way. I thought this was an unfulfilling read overall. Maybe I just wasn't sad that day.

Notafraidofwords I think her later essays were stronger than the beginning. I struggled between her brilliancy and what I just found to be narcissistic. 7y
BibliophileArtichoke @Notafraidofwords I felt the exact same way. The self-obsessed tone just overwhelmed the good parts for me. I could see myself liking her Twitter though. If I was was on Twitter. 7y
Notafraidofwords @BibliophileArtichoke yeah I totally get what you're saying. In the end, her anxiety gave me anxiety. Lol. 7y
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Jessica: "I look like a superfan. Last Sext is a collection of poems. So Sad Today is a collection of essays. Melissa Broder is a very interesting person. We used to work together and I didn't expect her writing to be like this. It's intense and I actually relate to a lot of it."

Misanthropester Last Sext is one of the best books of poetry of the year. I'm really wanting to get into So Sad Today, Broder is just too brilliant 7y
ColleenLindsay I sat next door to Melissa when we both worked at Penguin. I'm so happy to see that her books are bringing people joy! 7y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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I live in Baton Rouge. This quote is right on point. I'm sad today about all that's going on. But it's not ALL ABOUT ME.

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OliviaCroom

Is fake love better than real love? Real love is responsibility, compromise, selflessness, being present, and all that shit. Fake love is magic, excitement, false hope, infatuation, and getting high off the potential that another person is going to save you from yourself.

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alexandria
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Love Like You Are Trying to Fill an Insatiable Spiritual Hole with Another Person Who Will Suffocate in There

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DiruVamp
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Very raw essays about addiction, anxiety, sex and more. As with any book of essays/short stories there were some I liked and could really relate to and others not so much. All in all not the book for me. That being said I still rated it as a pick instead of so-so for the sheer realness of it.

Megabooks This is one of those books that when it's fantastic, it's truly special, and when it's bad, you really wish you hadn't read it. Those were my general thoughts about it. 7y
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OliviaCroom
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Hard to be so sad here, but I'll try. @grandcentralpub

MrBook Nice terrain! Great pic! 7y
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Notafraidofwords
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In the beginning, this book caused all sort of uncomfortable feelings. It made me think about anorexia, anxiety and depression. Lots of trigger warnings, btw. She puts these things out there and it didn't feel fleshed out. But the second 1/2 was special and fully realized.

Notafraidofwords Do I think (with her great insight) that it could have been better? Yes. 7y
Megabooks Agreed that the second half was better. Overall a good, not great book IMO. 7y
Notafraidofwords @Ebooksandcooks agree, plus her anxiety gave my anxiety anxiety. 7y
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I hope everyone can read that. What a profound and eye opening moment.

ramyasbookshelf This seems like a great book! 7y
Notafraidofwords @ramyasbookshelf it has its moments. Some essays are better than others which happens a lot in an essay book. 7y
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Working different hours today, so what do I do instead of trying to sleep before work? I read. Btw: this book is weird. I cannot figure out if she's a genius or this is a book full of ramblings.