So Sad Today

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455562718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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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.

Summary of Melissa Broder's So Sad Today

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Humor

Page: 28

View: 2903

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was born two weeks late, because I didn’t want to leave the womb. When they finally kicked me out, I was like, oh hell no. I’ve been trying to get back there ever since. #2 I was always trying to fill my internal holes with external stuff. I was trying to sate the existential fear of what the fuck was going on here. I was sucking my mother’s nipples, but there wasn’t enough milk. I was eating my own fingernails and toenails.

I'm Sad Today

Author: Elisa Yagüe

Publisher: Cuento de Luz

ISBN: 841830264X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 21

View: 1936

What does being sad mean? What is sadness? How can you be deliberately sad? Our protagonist will begin a quest to find everything she needs in order to be sad. So sad. Today I am sad. I am so sad that I’m going to draw a picture of my eternal sadness, but I end up drawing a huge giant having a good laugh. I am so sad I could form an entire new ocean with my tears, a vast sea that I would sail on with a boat. I could even become a pirate in my sea of tears — It would be so much fun! However, this is not enough. I am way more sad. I have to come across something that proves that I am very, extremely, deeply sad. Let the adventure begin! A book about the wonders of imagination, self-discovery, and playing. The perfect family-read to stimulate self-awareness and boost the children's imagination.


Author: Gina Marie Andaya

Publisher: Ukiyoto Publishing

ISBN: 981500378X

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 6540

Here lie the blueprints of my heart.

Inevitable and Only

Author: Lisa Rosinsky

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 1629799211

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 276

View: 6482

What if you suddenly found out you had a sister . . . and she took over your life? Cadie is close to her father. They are so much alike—same temperament, sense of humor, and love for the theater—and Dad always knows how to comfort her . . . until the day he announces that he has another daughter. Suddenly, Cadie has a sister, Elizabeth—a sister who is six months older than her, a sister who is about to move in with them, a sister whose very existence means that Cadie’s beloved father cheated on her mother when they were already married. What other secrets might he have? Can she still trust him? Does Cadie really know her father at all? And when Elizabeth arrives, Cadie’s worst fears come true. Elizabeth looks just like Dad; not only that, she seems all too perfect. Until she begins stealing Cadie’s place in the family and even Cadie’s one true love . . . But Elizabeth has secrets of her own. This deeply emotional coming-of-age story explores the choices you make when your family—and your life—changes overnight. Are these choices the inevitable and only ones? And will they ultimately bring your family back together or push you further apart?

The Aesthetics of Self-Harm

Author: Zoe Alderton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317269284

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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The Aesthetics of Self-Harm presents a new approach to understanding parasuicidal behaviour, based upon an examination of online communities that promote performances of self-harm in the pursuit of an idealised beauty. The book considers how online communities provide a significant level of support for self-harmers and focuses on relevant case studies to establish a new model for the comprehension of the online supportive community. To do so, Alderton explores discussions of self-harm and disordered eating on social networks. She examines aesthetic trends that contextualise harmful behavior and help people to perform feelings of sadness and vulnerability online. Alderton argues that the traditional understanding of self-violence through medical discourse is important, but that it misses vital elements of human group activity and the motivating forces of visual imagery. Covering psychiatry and psychology, rhetoric and sociology, this book provides essential reading for psychologists, sociologists and anthropologists exploring group dynamics and ritual, and rhetoricians who are concerned with the communicative powers of images. It should also be of great interest to medical professionals dealing with self-harming patients.


Author: J. SETHI

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120342747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 5311

The Second Edition of this text continues to build on the three aspects of the language discussed in the previous edition—vocabulary, grammar and idioms. Divided into two parts—Part One: Vocabulary and Part Two: Grammar —the book in Part One deals with ‘Words Often Confused’, ‘Indianisms’, ‘Indian Coinages’, ‘Idioms’, and ‘Archaisms’. Part Two takes up those areas of grammar in which divergences from Standard English are very common—articles, prepositions, tenses, verb patterns, and so on. The emphasis in the Grammar section is not so much on form as on usage. The comments on each divergent item include its Standard English equivalent (and sometimes its origin as well), together with the author’s opinion on whether the item should be retained at least within the country. With such contents and features, the book should prove very valuable to a large cross-section of the educated population—students, English teachers, professionals and businessmen. WHAT’S NEW TO THE EDITION : In Chapter 3, new items on ‘balance’/‘change’ and ‘marketing’/‘shopping’ are added. Additional examples have been provided for dependent questions in Chapter 11. Explanations and comments have been made clear at many places and a few items transferred to places where they seemed to fit in better.

Len, the Pilot

Author: Wayne Lundquist

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462856121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

View: 6482

Th is book is a love story. Its main focus is on ten years in the life of Len. His chance meeting with a lovely young Southern girl, Velma, was to change his life dramatically. Too, this encounter was no less than destiny. For through this one chance meeting, he was able to salvage tragic loss and overcome intense loneliness which would drastically alter his life and the lives of those he loved, two young sons. It was through aviation that he met his destiny in Velma as he participated in the American Air Races shows. On the sixth of November of 1933, George Weaver bought his daughter, Velma, an airplane ride. Len was the pilot.

Undiscovered Gyrl

Author: Allison Burnett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307475581

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4543

Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion. Ambitious in her own way, Katie intends to do more than just smoke weed with her boyfriend, Rory, and work at the bookstore. She plans to seduce Dan, a thirty-two-year-old film professor. Katie chronicles her adventures in an anonymous blog, telling strangers her innermost desires, shames, and thrills. But when Dan stops taking her calls, when her alcoholic father suffers a terrible fall, and when she finds herself drawn into a dangerous new relationship, Katie's fearless narrative begins to crack, and dark pieces of her past emerge. Sexually frank, often heartbreaking, and bursting with devilish humor, Undiscovered Gyrl is an extraordinarily accomplished novel of identity, voyeurism, and deceit. "Imagine an 18-year-old Lolita, updated for the 21st century, blogging her own provocative adventures. By turns charming and crude, disturbingly reckless and achingly tender, Undiscovered Gyrl seduces you into her downy arms, locks her long legs around your waist, and doesn't let go." — Rachel Resnick, author of Love Junkie

Renia’s Diary

Author: Renia Spiegel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473571650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 2725

Introduction by Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Denial July 15, 1942, Wednesday Remember this day; remember it well. You will tell generations to come. Since 8 o’clock today we have been shut away in the ghetto. I live here now. The world is separated from me and I’m separated from the world. Renia is a young girl who dreams of becoming a poet. But Renia is Jewish, she lives in Poland and the year is 1939. When Russia and Germany invade her country, Renia's world shatters. Separated from her mother, her life takes on a new urgency as she flees Przemysl to escape night bombing raids, observes the disappearances of other Jewish families and, finally, witnesses the creation of the ghetto. But alongside the terror of war, there is also great beauty, as she begins to find her voice as a writer and falls in love for the first time. She and the boy she falls in love with, Zygmunt, share their first kiss a few hours before the Nazis reach her hometown. And it is Zygmunt who writes the final, heartbreaking entry in Renia’s diary. Recently rediscovered after seventy years, Renia’s Diary is already being described as a classic of Holocaust literature. Written with a clarity and skill that is reminiscent of Anne Frank, Renia's Diary also includes a prologue and epilogue by Renia's sister Elizabeth, as well as an introduction by Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Denial. It is an extraordinary testament to both the horrors of war, and to the life that can exist even in the darkest times.