SO SAD TODAY (Grand Central, 2016)
THE LAST SEXT (Tin House, 2016)
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.
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, andThe Iowa Review, among other journals. She lives in Venice, California.