So Sad Today

So Sad Today
Author: Melissa Broder
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455562718
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

So Sad Today

So Sad Today
Author: Melissa Broder
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781455562718
Available:
Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

So Sad Today

So Sad Today
Author: Melissa Broder
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781925307467
Available:
Release: 2016-05-12
Editor: Scribe Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

So sad today

So sad today
Author: Melissa Broder
Pages: 200
ISBN: 2823612734
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Release: 2019-01-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Melissa Broder, grande dépressive devant l'Eternel, comble son appétit et son manque existentiels par tous les moyens possibles : drogues, alcool, sexe plus ou moins raté, histoires d'amour plus ou moins romantiques... Elle a longtemps cherché une place dans le monde et la trouver n'a pas été une mince affaire : sa quête l'a conduite dans un centre de yoga tantrique, dans des chambres d'hôtel avec des hommes qu'elle a fantasmés, dans des boutiques New Age à la recherche des bons grigris pour conjurer son mal. Mais tout cela n'est rien comparé à sa plus grande angoisse : comment supporter l'attente d'un texto qui ne vient pas ? Melissa Broder écrit à la mitraillette, avec un humour ravageur et une franchise peu commune. Mais qu'on ne s'y trompe pas : en racontant tout ce qu'on préfère ordinairement taire de soi, elle trouve un moyen de nous parler de nous.

Last Sext

Last Sext
Author: Melissa Broder
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781941040348
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Tin House Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

I Feel Sad

I Feel Sad
Author: DK
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9780744033045
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Release: 2020-08-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Feeling sad is a natural part of life. This colorful ebook guides young children through sadness with the help of cute illustrated characters. I Feel Sad helps young children understand sadness, describing possible reasons why they might get sad, the different ways sadness looks from the outside, and what to do if you want to stop feeling sad. Adults and children can read along as they follow the story of a little rain cloud who feels down in the dumps and finds ways to cheer themself up again. Questions such as "Think of some things to say to yourself that make you feel happy" turn the ebook into a fun, interactive experience. Fun cartoon characters and simple text make I Feel Sad a perfect first ebook for every young child to enjoy.

The Pisces

The Pisces
Author: Melissa Broder
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781524761561
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Hogarth Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bottoming out after a dramatic breakup, doctoral student Lucy accepts her sister's invitation to dog-sit at her home on Venice Beach for the summer, where she meets an eerily attractive swimmer whose Sirenic identity transforms her understanding of what real love looks like.

Why Are You So Sad

Why Are You So Sad
Author: Jason Porter
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101632055
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Release: 2014-01-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

Meat Heart

Meat Heart
Author: Melissa Broder
Pages: 91
ISBN: 0983170665
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Release: 2012
Editor: Publishing Genius
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Literally Show Me a Healthy Person

Literally Show Me a Healthy Person
Author: Darcie Wilder
Pages: 98
ISBN: 0999218603
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Sometimes When I m Sad

Sometimes When I m Sad
Author: Deborah Serani
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781631983832
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Release: 2020-12-16
Editor: Free Spirit Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sensitive and supportive story to help young children recognize and cope with sadness. “Now when I get sad, I still cry sometimes. I still hide sometimes. But only for a little while. Because now I know ways to feel better.” Sadness can be an overwhelming emotion, especially for young children. But it’s important to know when sadness can be overcome, and when it’s indicative of a greater problem. Sometimes When I’m Sad is an invaluable self-help resource that helps children identify sadness or depression and offers helpful ways to manage it, such as: Talk about it with a parent or a trusted adult or counselor Draw the sadness with crayons Release tension by squishing clay Run and jump around outside Observe nature The word depression is never used in the gentle, child-focused text, but this simple story offers an entrance point for both adults and children to identify and address childhood depression symptoms early. This timely resource is a wonderfully gentle way to take steps toward banishing the stigma around mental illness. A special section at the back of the book provides support for adults, from an explanation of the difference between sadness and depression to helpful tools to manage the illness. Especially useful for counselors, social workers, teachers, parents, and any other adults caring for children who struggle with dark feelings.

Scarecrone

Scarecrone
Author: Melissa Broder
Pages: 83
ISBN: UCSD:31822039168570
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Release: 2014
Editor: Publishing Genius
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad

Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad
Author: Jude Morrow
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781582707587
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a poignant and honest memoir detailing Jude Morrow’s journey to parenthood, and how his autism profoundly affected that journey, for both better and worse, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum. I knew that Jupiter has seventy-nine known moons and where the swimming pool was located on the Titanic, yet I didn’t know how to connect with this beautiful child who called me “Daddy.” Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a candid view of life and love through the eyes of an autistic adult—who went from being a nonverbal and aggressive child to a hard working and responsible father to a non-autistic son. Growing up autistic, Jude Morrow faced immense challenges and marginalization, but he was able to successfully—though not without difficulty—finish university and transition into a successful career and eventually parenthood. Those with autism can have difficulty understanding the world around them and can find it hard to find their voice, but in this poignant and honest memoir, Jude defiantly uses his found voice to break down the misconceptions and societal beliefs surrounding autism, bringing hope to all who live with autism as well as those who care for someone on the spectrum. Jude views his autism as a gift to be shared, not a burden to be pitied, and as he demonstrates through his honest recollections and observations, autistic people’s lives can be every bit as happy and fulfilling as those not on the spectrum.

Drawing Blood

Drawing Blood
Author: Molly Crabapple
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062323651
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Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Art was my dearest friend. To draw was trouble and safety, adventure and freedom. In that four-cornered kingdom of paper, I lived as I pleased. This is the story of a girl and her sketchbook. In language that is fresh, visceral, and deeply moving—and illustrations that are irreverent and gorgeous—here is a memoir that will change the way you think about art, sex, politics, and survival in our times. From a young age, Molly Crabapple had the eye of an artist and the spirit of a radical. After a restless childhood on New York's Long Island, she left America to see Europe and the Near East, a young artist plunging into unfamiliar cultures, notebook always in hand, drawing what she observed. Returning to New York City after 9/11 to study art, she posed nude for sketch artists and sketchy photographers, danced burlesque, and modeled for the world famous Suicide Girls. Frustrated with the academy and the conventional art world, she eventually landed a post as house artist at Simon Hammerstein's legendary nightclub The Box, the epicenter of decadent Manhattan nightlife before the financial crisis of 2008. There she had a ringside seat for the pitched battle between the bankers of Wall Street and the entertainers who walked among them—a scandalous, drug-fueled circus of mutual exploitation that she captured in her tart and knowing illustrations. Then, after the crash, a wave of protest movements—from student demonstrations in London to Occupy Wall Street in her own backyard—led Molly to turn her talents to a new form of witness journalism, reporting from places such as Guantanamo, Syria, Rikers Island, and the labor camps of Abu Dhabi. Using both words and artwork to shed light on the darker corners of American empire, she has swiftly become one of the most original and galvanizing voices on the cultural stage. Now, with the same blend of honesty, fierce insight, and indelible imagery that is her signature, Molly offers her own story: an unforgettable memoir of artistic exploration, political awakening, and personal transformation.

M is for Autism

M is for Autism
Author: The Students of Limpsfield Grange School,Vicky Martin
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781784501983
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Release: 2015-07-01
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

M. That's what I'd like you to call me please. I'll tell you why later. Welcome to M's world. It's tipsy-turvy, sweet and sour, and the beast of anxiety lurks outside classrooms ready to pounce. M just wants to be like other teenagers her age who always know what to say and what to do. So why does it feel like she lives on a different plane of existence to everyone else? Written by the students of Limpsfield Grange, a school for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder with communication and interaction difficulties, M is for Autism draws on real life experiences to create a heartfelt and humorous novel that captures the highs and lows of being different in a world of normal.

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You
Author: Courtney Maum
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476764580
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Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Why Do I Feel So Sad

Why Do I Feel So Sad
Author: Tracy Lambert-Prater, Lpc
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1646117131
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Rockridge Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reassure kids through the process of grief and loss Why Do I Feel So Sad? is an inclusive, age-appropriate, illustrated kid's book designed to help young children understand their own grief. The examples and beautiful illustrations are rooted in real life, exploring the truth of loss and change, while remaining comforting and hopeful. Broad enough to encompass many forms of grief, this book reassures kids that they are not alone in their feelings and even suggests simple things they can do to feel better, like drawing, dancing, and talking to friends and family. Why Do I Feel So Sad? is: Practical and compassionate--Written for early childhood-aged kids, this book touches on common sources of grief--everything from death to divorce or changing schools. Different for everyone--This book normalizes the confusing thoughts and physical symptoms that come with grief, so kids know there's no one right way to feel or heal. Tips for grownups--Find expert advice and simple strategies for supporting grieving kids in your life. Children don't have to go through grief alone; this book provides the tools to help them.

So You re a Little Sad So What

So You re a Little Sad  So What
Author: Alicia Tobin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781551527888
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: arsenal pulp press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With her just-right combination of sensitivity, vulnerability, and hilarity, comedian and podcaster Alicia Tobin has won fans among the biggest names in contemporary comedy, from Paul F. Tompkins to Rob Delaney. In her prose debut, the host of Retail Nightmares and Super! Sick! Podcast! takes readers through the funniest parts of sadness and the saddest parts of funniness. While tackling topics ranging from advice on how to talk to city animals to traumatic memories of Velcro shoes, from new crushes to old breakups, from her parents’ Christmas obsessions to the entrenched sexism of the comedy standup world, Tobin softens a barbed wit with a gentle touch in the tradition of the best personal essayists. This frank, tender, and hilarious collection gives one of the brightest (and darkest) lights of North American live comedy room to flourish on the page, and the results are unforgettable. Grab a tissue—for either tears or allergies—and treat yourself.

Sad Girls

Sad Girls
Author: Lang Leav
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781449487829
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Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just beginning. Because Audrey told a lie and now her classmate, Ana, is dead. Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the enigmatic Rad – the boy who could turn it all around. But will their ill-timed romance drive her closer to the edge?

Sad by Design

Sad by Design
Author: Geert Lovink
Pages: 174
ISBN: 0745339344
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Release: 2019
Editor: Pluto Press (UK)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We live in a time of engineered intimacy, toxic memes and online addiction. Can we ever break free?