So Sad Today Review

Carmen’s review:

A coworker suggested I read this book after I read Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. So Sad Today is an expansion upon Boder’s twitter account where she anonymously tweeted about panic attacks and anxiety. Boder writes about sex, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and more. I honestly don’t know if I liked this book. I read it very quickly, and there were some essays that I thought were total claptrap. However, I think it really picked up for me with the last few essays, especially the one where she wished that someone would have told her at birth that she can survive with depression. This is probably one of my favorite paragraphs about depression ever written:

“I know I have an ocean of sadness inside of me and I have damming it my entire life. I always imagined that something was supposed to rescue me from the ocean. But maybe the ocean is its own ultimate rescue – a reprieve from the linear mind and into the world of feeling. Shouldn’t someone have told me this at birth? Shouldn’t someone have said, ‘Enjoy your ocean of sadness, there is nothing to fear in it,’ so I didn’t have to build all those dams?”

Click here to find So Sad Today: Personal Essays by Melissa Broder