For all its sadness, this is not a depressing book.

Words by

Giulia Brugliera

You may or may not be familiar with Melissa Broder’s twitter account, @sosadtoday. It started as an anonymous account through which Broder shared daily, melancholy observations.

As people related to her words, Broder’s account grew. Now we have a book.

So Sad Today is a series of short personal essays, shedding light on the darkest corners of Broder’s life. Multiple addictions, sexual fetishes, eating disorders and a permanently ill husband are just some of what’s discussed throughout. But for all its sadness, this is not a depressing book.

Instead it’s strangely comforting to have someone write openly and with acceptance about their anxieties, doubts and insecurities. 

This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 159. You can read it here.

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