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So Sad Today : personal essays / Melissa Broder
Bib ID 8037549
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Broder, Melissa, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2016 
1 online resource (224 pages) 
ISBN 9781925307467 (EPUB)
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text file : EPUB : 367KB 

Summary

So sad today? Many are. Melissa Broder is too. How and why did she get to be so sad? And should she stay sad? She asks herself these questions over and over here, turning them into a darkly mesmerising and strangely uplifting reading experience through coruscating honesty and a total lack of self-deceit. Sexually confused, a recovering addict, suffering from an eating disorder and marked by one very strange sex fetish: Broder's life is full of extremes. But from her days working for a Tantric nonprofit in San Francisco to caring for a severely ill husband, there's no subject that Broder is afraid to write about, and no shortage of readers who can relate. When she started an anonymous Twitter feed @sosadtoday to express her darkest feelings, her unflinching frankness and twisted humour soon gained a huge cult following. In its treatment of anxiety, depression, illness, and instability; by its fearless exploration of the author's romantic relationships (romantic is an expanded term in her hands); and with its inventive imagery and deadpan humour, So Sad Today is radical. It is an unapologetic, unblinkingly intimate book that splays out a soul and a prose of unusual beauty. PRAISE FOR MELISSA BRODER 'Broder's essays often left me with a sharp sense of feminine recognition. I would read her accounts of heartbreak, sexual dissatisfaction, and alienation and think, Same ...' The New Yorker 'Her writing ... feels like a friend reaching out and saying "Hey, me too."' i-D.

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Subjects Family & Relationships / Dating.  |  Family & Relationships - Marriage.  |  Self-help - Eating Disorders.  |  Health & Fitness - Women's Health.  |  Feminism & feminist theory.  |  Coping with anxiety & phobias.  |  Psychology - Mental Health.  |  Memoirs.  |  Psychology - Psychopathology - Addiction.  |  Sexual behaviour.  |  Dating, relationships, living together & marriage.  |  Social Science - Feminism & Feminist Theory.  |  Humor - Form - Essays.  |  The self, ego, identity, personality.  |  Psychology / Psychopathology / Anxieties & Phobias.  |  Biography & Autobiography - Literary.  |  Illness & addiction: social aspects.  |  PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Addiction.  |  SELF-HELP -- Eating Disorders & Body Image.  |  PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health.  |  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Dating.  |  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Marriage & Long Term Relationships.  |  HEALTH & FITNESS -- Women's Health.  |  Illness & addiction: social aspects.  |  Online social networks.  |  Emotions.  |  Emotions.  |  Essays.  |  Existential psychology.  |  Online social networks.  |  Sexual behaviour.  |  Memoirs.  |  Feminism & feminist theory.  |  Coping with anxiety & phobias.  |  The self, ego, identity, personality.  |  Existential psychology.  |  Dating, relationships, living together & marriage.  |  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary.  |  SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.  |  PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Anxieties & Phobias.  |  Australian
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