Biography & Autobiography

So Sad Today

Personal Essays

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455562718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4765

From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular twitter account @SoSadToday comes the darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays that Roxane Gay called "sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous." 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.
Biography & Autobiography

So Sad Today

Personal Essays

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455562718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2416

From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular twitter account @SoSadToday comes the darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays that Roxane Gay called "sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous." 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.
Health & Fitness

So Sad Today

personal essays

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925307468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 357

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
Poetry

Last Sext

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Tin House Books

ISBN: 1941040349

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 6159

In her electric fourth collection, Melissa Broder penetrates the itch of existence and explores numberless deaths: the annihilation of self, the bereavement of love, the destruction of fantasy, the transmutation, even, of our ideas of dying. One of the New Yorker's Books We Loved in 2016 What emerges is an infinite series of false endings—each a trap door containing the possibility for alchemy, rebirth, and renewal. Part elegy, part confessional, part battle cry, Last Sext confronts both eternal longing and the mystery of mortality, with language hot, primal, and dark, as Broder’s fans have come to love.

The Pisces

A Novel

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 9781524761561

Category:

Page: 224

View: 3805

Literary Collections

So Sad Today. Ensayos íntimos

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: ALBA Editorial

ISBN: 8490652945

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 7472

Melissa Broder, estrella de Twitter con el nombre @SoSadToday, ha fidelizado en los últimos años a más de 400.000 seguidores (de Katy Perry a Frances Bean Cobain, Miley Cyrus o Lena Dunham), se ha ganado el título de «la mujer más deprimente del mundo» con su talento para condensar ansiedades, desengaños, tropiezos y vacíos en 140 caracteres. En los «ensayos íntimos» de So Sad Today reelabora su experiencia del sexo, la muerte, la falta de amor propio, la anorexia, las adicciones, el amor online y, en general, según se ha dicho, «el drama de esperar una respuesta del universo» a través de alguna red social. Su estilo es coloquialmente feroz y a un tiempo arriesgadamente poético, lleno de humor, vergüenza y desvergüenza. Su genial descripción de las limitaciones que se impone y de cómo se las salta todos los días no puede resultarnos ajena. De ella se ha dicho que es heredera de Sylvia Plath. So Sad Today. Ensayos íntimos es un original libro del periodismo confesional (y narcisista) de la era digital y ha tenido una clamorosa acogida en Estados Unidos antes de traducirse al español. Si Melissa Broder no fuera tan jodidamente graciosa, habría estado llorando todo el rato. Amor, sexo, adicciones, enfermedades mentales y traumas se toman de la mano y bailan en círculo uniéndose al ritmo y al ingenio y locura de Melissa llevándonos a ese lugar terrible que llamamos hogar. LennyLetter.com Estos ensayos son tristes e incómodos y a la vez preciosos. Y tiene el mérito de mostrar-nos gran parte de lo que es vivir en este mundo ahora mismo. ROXANE GAY, autora best seller del New York Times por Mala Feminista
Poetry

Scarecrone

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Publishing Genius

ISBN: 9780988750371

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

View: 5301

Poetry. Melissa Broder deepens the explorations of hunger and mystery and laughter that she began in MEAT HEART (Publishing Genius Press, 2012). The poems in SCARECRONE are consumed by universal questions, directed unapologetically back to the universe. The poet didn't ask to exist, but since she's here, she's not taking anything for granted.
Fiction

Literally Show Me a Healthy Person

Author: Darcie Wilder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999218600

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 3042

Darcie Wilder's literally show me a healthy person is a careful confession soaking in saltwater, a size B control top jet black pantyhose dragged over a skinned knee and slipped into unlaced doc martens. Blurring the lines of the written word, literally show me a healthy person is a portrait of a young girl, or woman, or something; grappling with the immediate and seemingly endless urge to document and describe herself and the world around her. Dealing with the aftermath of her mother's death, her father's neglect, and the chaotic unspoken expectations around her, this novel is a beating heart at the intersection of literature, poetry, and the internet. Darcie Wilder elevates and applies direct pressure, but the wound never stops bleeding.

Morgan Is Sad Today

Author: Jean-Pierre Maurer,Robert Müller

Publisher: Patrick Frey Editions

ISBN: 9783905929782

Category:

Page: 229

View: 3981

The photo series by Jean-Pierre Maurer and Robert Müller was only shown once, in the Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich in 1968, without any commentary other than a text by Ettore Sottsass. It is now displayed in this same way in 'Morgan Is Sad Today', which has been republished. The title of the book comes from a song whose lyrics go on to say “…sadder than yesterday”– and which in turn comes from the movie 'Morgan, A Suitable Case for Treatment', 1966, by Karel Reisz. It marked the beginning of a new way of making movies, the Free Cinema, with statements like “No film can be too personal,” or “Perfection is not an aim,” which are also reflected in the photographs at hand. The staged documentations and the stagings documented in the studio recall elaborate, but unpretentious concepts in art photography series by Swiss artists such as Manon or Urs Lüthi; on the other hand, though, the formal style, motifs, and narrative threads echo comic books. The pictures capture the Zeitgeist: on a trip to the myth-obsessed London of the Sixties or when Zurich Beat bands still posed for record covers standing head to head, or made leaps wearing suits with skinny ties and Flamenco dancer ankle boots. The Mid-sixties were also a time when the first large-scale black and white prints of posters became available: of Buster Keaton or Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out, or Trotsky.The photo series 'Morgan is sad today' is in this sense very much also a conceptual stringing together of posters. In his text Ettore Sottsass stays very close to what the Zeitgeist embodied without glorification or denigration, with a subtle sense of amusement. And Sandro Fischli draws on the backgrounds of the pictures, sometimes sharply, sometimes deliberately, fraying a subjective and associative social and cultural history of the 1960s, and looking back on an economically booming Switzerland in which the boundaries of high culture were becoming increasingly porous.
Poetry

Meat Heart

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Publishing Genius

ISBN: 9780983170662

Category: Poetry

Page: 91

View: 4563

Poetry. "Don't believe Melissa Broder when she writes, 'I'm afraid / to say anything with heart.' This book is not afraid, as she proves right away and on every page, and that's why we needed her to make it. A little dark, a little damaged, a little deranged, but definitely not afraid—and never short on the titular organ, which also acts as mouth and mind. The whole book pumps, and I swear some of what's coming in and out are flashes of light that you can read it by."—Mark Bibbins "The speaker in MEAT HEART is either an old-world witch or a contemporary warlock. That is to say, this speaker-being gallops through time making thrilling observations. There is a focus on meat, blood and food. The poems tear through the reader with a reassuring giggle, yet remain ominous. Broder writes, 'I find a thighbone in his mattress / and think of friends gone missing.' She also writes 'G-d loves my hair,' so we are reminded not to be overly frightened. To read MEAT HEART is to consume, perish, murder, glitter, and prophesize. To say that Broder is fearless is not saying enough."—Natalie Lyalin "With her hallmark wit and brilliance, Melissa Broder has followed up her heralded WHEN YOU SAY ONE THING BUT MEAN YOUR MOTHER with MEAT HEART, a book of poems that is at once apocalyptic, full of sorrow, and packed with images crystalline in their beauty and truth. In these poems, Broder takes us through a world that is both alien and familiar to the world that we already know, a wild landscape where there is 'ash fish / and elemental octopi,' where 'cornhusk filaments / Still jacket tongues,' and where in a place with '200 flavors of panic / the worst is seeing with no eyes.' All of these freakish things to help us confront the bald fact that we are all just a series of meat hearts ourselves. It is here that Broder shows her generosity as a poet, because she makes us a new world in these poems where we go beyond meat—a world where Broder tells us, 'Somewhere I stopped looking for magic.' I guess she found all she needed; this book is full of magic."—Dorothea Lasky
Fiction

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

A Novel

Author: Courtney Maum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476764581

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9205

A romance in reverse is set in Paris and London and follows an artist's attempts to fall back in love with his wife after the end of his affair, an effort that is challenged by the sale of a personal painting and his wife's discovery of his infidelity. A first novel.
Fiction

Saint Mazie

Author: Jami Attenberg

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 1782830693

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4522

From the bestselling author of The Middlesteins comes comes this unique novel about a forgotten heroine of the 1930s. Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and feisty, she runs The Venice, the famed movie theatre in the rundown Bowery district of New York City. She spends her days taking tickets, chatting with drunks and eccentrics, and chasing out the troublemakers. After closing up, the nights are her own, and she fills them with romance and booze aplenty-even during Prohibition. When the Great Depression hits, and homelessness soars, Mazie opens The Venice to those in need, giving them shelter and dimes for food and booze, and earning the nickname 'Saint Mazie'. Inspired by Joseph Mitchell's essay about Mazie in Up in the Old Hotel, acclaimed author Jami Attenberg's novel honours an extraordinary life and heralds a completely original approach to writing historical fiction. Weaving together fictionalised diaries, writings and interviews, Attenberg has constructed an utterly convincing portrait of Mazie Philips, which is also a deeply moving portrait of New York as it passed through the First World War, Prohibition, the boom of the '20s, and then the terrible depression of the '30s.
Poetry

When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother

Poems

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984102549

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

View: 3537

Poetry. Who's the queen of kundalini bloopers, Emily Dickinson's attitude problem (that bitch) and California dreams? It's Melissa Broder, who will charm your pants off and show you a little tough love in this vivid, witty first collection of poems. Each poem is artisan-crafted in controlled couplets, weighty triplets, tight syllabics and assonance that will take the top of your head off. But you won't have the time to absorb the academic monkeyshine—so absorbed you'll be on the flip side of Bat Mitzvah stress-syndrome, Aunt Sheila's in Taos, vampires in absentia, and brand names, brand names, brand names. From junkie fetishism to a housewife with a special "thing" for laundry, Broder does dark with magnetic charisma and enchanting humor.
Biography & Autobiography

Ice Diaries

A Memoir

Author: Jean McNeil

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770908765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

View: 6411

What do we stand to lose in a world without ice? A decade ago, novelist and short story writer Jean McNeil spent a year as writer in residence with the British Antarctic Survey, and four months on the world's most enigmatic continent, Antarctica. Access to the Antarctic remains largely reserved for scientists, and it is the only piece of earth which is nobody's country. Ice Diaries is the story of McNeil's years spent in ice, not only in the Antarctic but her subsequent travels in Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard, culminating in a strange event in Cape Town, South Africa, where she journeyed to make what was to be her final trip to the southernmost continent. In the spirit of the diaries of Antarctic explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton, McNeil mixes travelogue, popular science and memoir to examine the history of our fascination with ice. In entering this world, McNeil unexpectedly finds herself confronting her own upbringing in the Maritimes, the lifelong effects of growing up in a cold place, and how the climates of childhood frame our emotional thermodynamics for life. Ice Diaries is a haunting story of the relationship between beauty and terror, loss and abandonment, transformation and triumph.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Why are You So Sad?

A Child's Book about Parental Depression

Author: Beth Andrews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8156

Defines depression, identifies depression treatments, and provides many self-help options for those coping with a depressed parent. Includes a note to parents and spaces for writing questions or drawing to help express emotions and concerns.
Art

Ray Johnson

how sad I am today--

Author: Ray Johnson,Michael Morris,Sharla Sava,Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Publisher: Morris and Helen Belkin Art gallery

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 149

View: 7355

A comprehensive look at the work of Ray Johnson, the seminal American collage artist whose innovative oeuvre has been ignored by the self-referential mainstream art press. Critical essays investigate Johnson's imagination of mass culture and communication systems, his queer subjectivity and his insightful engagements with art movements of the 1960s including Fluxus, Pop Art and Conceptualism. Discover the rich legacy of an artist the art establishment doesn't want you to know about.
Fiction

Why Are You So Sad?

A Novel

Author: Jason Porter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101632054

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4654

"Jason Porter could find a place on the shelf beside Richard Brautigan, George Saunders, and David Sedaris. This is a quick, odd, wonderful book, one that pinned me back on my heels and made me laugh." –Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin Have we all sunken into a species-wide bout of clinical depression? Porter’s uproarious, intelligent debut centers on Raymond Champs, an illustrator of assembly manuals for a home furnishings corporation, who is charged with a huge task: To determine whether or not the world needs saving. It comes to him in the midst of a losing battle with insomnia — everybody he knows, and maybe everybody on the planet, is suffering from severe clinical depression. He’s nearly certain something has gone wrong. A virus perhaps. It’s in the water, or it’s in the mosquitoes, or maybe in the ranch flavored snack foods. And what if we are all too sad and dispirited to do anything about it? Obsessed as he becomes, Raymond composes an anonymous survey to submit to his unsuspecting coworkers — “Are you who you want to be?”, “Do you believe in life after death?”, “Is today better than yesterday?” — because what Raymond needs is data. He needs to know if it can be proven. It’s a big responsibility. People might not believe him. People, like his wife and his boss, might think he is losing his mind. But only because they are also losing their minds. Or are they? Reminiscent of Gary Shteyngart, George Saunders, Douglas Coupland and Jennifer Egan, Porter’s debut is an acutely perceptive and sharply funny meditation on what makes people tick.
Biography & Autobiography

I'll Tell You in Person

Author: Chloe Caldwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566894531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9074

Disarmingly frank essays on sexuality, celebrity, TJ Maxx, acne, off-brand chocolate, almost-little-sisters, Craigslist, wanting to write, and the eternal what-should-I-do-with-my-life.
Biography & Autobiography

Trump: The Art of the Deal

Author: Donald Trump

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6445

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.' – Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action – how he runs his business and how he runs his life – as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. But even a maverick plays by the rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks – really talks – about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the practice of deal-making. It's the most streetwise business book there is – and the ultimate read for anyone interested in making money and achieving success, and knowing the man behind the spotlight.