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So Sad Today

Personal Essays
Narrated by: Melissa Broder
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (171 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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 that 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.

©2016 Melissa Broder (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Melissa Broder's essays are as raw as an open vein." (Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood)
"With a title recalling Yeats...Broder risks the divine in her second book...shrewd, funny, twisted, sad poems...." ( The Chicago Tribune)
" So Sad Today is a desperately honest collection of essays, the kind that make you cringe as you eagerly, shamelessly consume them. Melissa Broder lays herself bare but she does so with strength, savvy, and style. Above all, 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 best-selling author of Bad Feminist)

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You don’t have to read this

Do you want to study craziness (in the sense of not mentally healthy)? This author is often crazy and likes talking about her craziness. Her vulgarity is extreme but expressing it is probably healthy for her and others. I don’t recommend the book because the subject is so unpleasant, but it contains some sharp insights into unhappiness and what can be done about it.

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Gross and poorly written

This book is the epitome of bad writing. I have never read as disappointing as So Sad Today. The author’s writing style is ‘Gross Things One Should Not Share, Or At Least Phrased Better’ and ‘Fake Deep Bullsh*t’
This is has a similar feel to that South Park episode where a book is so grossly graphic that people throw up.

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grow up

i can believe people like this are real. Real working people have now time for the problems this author has. i bought this for something to listen to. It was something to hear but it has left me feel terrible for The United States and the literary world. if you are a normal hard working person looking for entertainment don't go here. this book is nothing but a pity party for over privileged people.

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I will never get that hour back!!!!!!

It takes a lot for me to really despise a book. For this one, I don't know how I made it to the first hour!! I stopped and deleted when my stomach threated to regurgitate my lunch. It felt like the story of a woman who just really likes to swear and gross people out. I have dealt with depression for many years and I could NOT relate to hardly anything. Such an uncomfortable read. Disgusting. Raunchy.

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Raunchy. Could not even listen past chapter 3.

I tried to give this book time, as the synopsis said it was about anxiety. However, this book was a real disappointment. Absolutely filthy and disgusting. I do not recommend. Will be deleting from my library. Not deserving of one star rating, but I had to give something in order to post a review.

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Horrible

If I could give this book any less than 1 star I would. I tried to listen longer to see if there was really a story in there somewhere.
I can’t believe I wasted $1.95 on this excuse for a book.

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Melissa is the realest

I have never, and I mean never, related to a book of essays as much as I have SST.
Melissa has captured the madness that is existential dread, anxiety and depression in a way that is humorous and real.
I’m very much looking forward to her next book and all the other work she will share.

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Disgusting

Weird, gross book. There are details in this book about the author's life that I don't think anyone wants to know. I don't want to hear about a guy licking the author on her period, or what parts of a person are edible (buggers and nails), and I don't want to hear whining about how "No one asks to come into this world". This book is a true snowflake book- entitled, whiny, and irreverent- and I strongly recommend against it.

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Love this book of Essays

Would you listen to So Sad Today again? Why?

I can't imagine the courage it takes to be this brave and open about - well everything. All the great moments and dark humor in this book are well worth the read. Thank you so much for sharing, I really loved every minute of it.

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Raw honesty

Loved the raw honesty in this book. I think we can all identify with something in this book, I know I did.

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