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.
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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.
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?
This darkly hilarious and “delicious new novel that ravishes with sex and food” (The Boston Globe) from the acclaimed author of The Pisces and So Sad Today is a “precise blend of desire, discomfort, spirituality, and existential ache” (BuzzFeed). Rachel is twenty-four, a lapsed Jew who has made calorie restriction her religion. By day, she maintains an illusion of existential control, through obsessive food rituals, while working as an underling at a Los Angeles talent management agency. At night, she pedals nowhere on the elliptical machine. Rachel is content to carry on subsisting—until her therapist encourages her to take a ninety-day communication detox from her mother, who raised her in the tradition of calorie counting. Rachel soon meets Miriam, a zaftig young Orthodox Jewish woman who works at her favorite frozen yogurt shop and is intent upon feeding her. Rachel is suddenly and powerfully entranced by Miriam—by her sundaes and her body, her faith and her family—and as the two grow closer, Rachel embarks on a journey marked by mirrors, mysticism, mothers, milk, and honey. “A ruthless, laugh-out-loud examination of life under the tyranny of diet culture” (Glamour) Broder tells a tale of appetites: physical hunger, sexual desire, spiritual longing, and the ways that we compartmentalize these so often interdependent instincts. Milk Fed is “riotously funny and perfectly profane” (Refinery 29) from “a wild, wicked mind” (Los Angeles Times).
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.
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.
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
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.
Profoundly modern, deeply disturbed and darkly comic, The Pisces is about a heartbroken PhD student who over one summer falls in dangerous, ecstatic love with a merman 'An incisive look at modern love. Just brilliant. We absolutely loved it!' High Low Podcast 'If it doesn't make its way onto your list of books to read this summer, then you're probably doing summer wrong' Erotic Review 'Frank, provocative and brilliant' Independent 'Bizarrely brilliant ... Literary erotica has never been so odd, or so oddly satisfying' The Times 'Beautifully written and darkly comic' Stylist 'Blazes with vibrancy' Financial Times Lucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for nine years when she and her boyfriend have a dramatic break up. After she hits rock bottom in Phoenix, her sister in Los Angeles insists Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Annika's home is a gorgeous glass cube on Venice Beach, but Lucy can find little relief from her anxiety - not in the Greek chorus of women in her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the foxhound's easy affection. Everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer while sitting alone on the beach rocks one night. But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship, and Lucy's understanding of what love should look like, take a very unexpected turn. A masterful blend of vivid realism and giddy fantasy, pairing hilarious frankness with pulse-racing eroticism, The Pisces is a story about falling in obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have.
DescriptionThis is the first half of Simpson's two part collection. The poems are often shocking and always sincere, but whilst many painful experiences and emotions are explored, there is often a sense of hope and a faith in human relations expressed in the words. In the midst of this seriousness and hurt Simpson finds room for humour, both subtle and subversive and explicit and light. About the AuthorSimpson describes herself as being born into a catholic, middleclass family, in Middlesex. Since that day she has experienced huge suffering but also shown great courage and resilience. She is very frank about the way in which relations have let her down but is also aware of the difficulties she experienced as part of married life and motherhood. Today she is happily married and lives by the sea.
I was going through a box one day which contained all the journals I've kept over the past 20 years or so. I decided to read through them. What was going on in my life back when? As I read through the pages, the memories began to flow, and I found myself reliving those experiences. I thought, if I had the chance to change anything during the course of those years, would I be here in this place? Then I decided to combine all the journals into one, and have it published as a book. While I've been somewhat reluctant about exposing my life to the world, I thought perhaps there's someone out there who's having, or have had some of the same experiences, and can identify with them. Perhaps the journey I take you on in this book may touch you in some way. If so, I can rest in knowing I've had something to leave behind, and my living has not been in vain.
Original essays on the metaphysics of time, identity, and the self, written by distinguished scholars and important rising philosophers.
LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION “Bold, virtuosic, addictive, erotic – there is nothing like The Pisces. I have no idea how Broder does it, but I loved every dark and sublime page of it.” —Stephanie Danler, author of Sweetbitter Lucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for nine years when she and her boyfriend break up in a dramatic flameout. After she bottoms out in Phoenix, her sister in Los Angeles insists Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Annika's home is a gorgeous glass cube on Venice Beach, but Lucy can find little relief from her anxiety — not in the Greek chorus of women in her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the foxhound's easy affection. Everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer while sitting alone on the beach rocks one night. But when Lucy learns the truth about his identity, their relationship, and Lucy’s understanding of what love should look like, take a very unexpected turn. A masterful blend of vivid realism and giddy fantasy, pairing hilarious frankness with pulse-racing eroticism, THE PISCES is a story about falling in obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have.
Everything seemed perfect in James Richardson's life. All the components of the American Dream seemed to be in place: a lovely home, a wife, two sons, the time required for fishing and outdoors adventures, and an invigorating career as an advanced placement world history teacher in Tampa, Florida. In the horror of a split-second, high-speed traffic accident, everything changed. When Richardson awoke in a hospital weeks later with a variety of physical and emotional injuries, he had no idea the obstacles he was about to face. Overcome by a haze of bewilderment, he tried to rise from his hospital bed. He crashed to the floor. His left leg was gone. One by one, the seemingly perfect building blocks of an American Dream were stripped from him. Secrets from his wife's past life emerged, painting a dark character with whom he had unwittingly shared every detail of his life. For James Richardson, this was the moment of truth. Alone, injured, boiling with anger, and with only a string of hope, he had to ask himself: Would he ever again be Standing on Two Feet?
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.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS COMING SOON! THE LORD JESUS WILL RETURN NOW AT ANY TIME. OUR COUNTRY IS BECOMING VERY CORRUPT AND FILLED WITH GREED, DISHONESTY, LYING, AND TOTAL SELF-RELIANCE. SATAN IS HAVING A FIELD DAY AT THIS TIME! THESE LAST DAYS ARE AS THE DAYS OF NOAH BEFORE THE FLOOD WHERE GOD WIPED OUT ALL THE UNFAITHFUL AND SAVED ONLY NOAH AND HIS FAMILY ON THE ARK. THE RAPTURE IS COMING NOW JUST AS THE FLOOD CAME. WE MUST BE READY. IF YOU ARE SAVED NOW (HAVE A NEW HEART AND THE HOLY SPIRIT) THEN YOU WILL GO WITH THE LORD JESUS IN THE RAPTURE AND IF NOT YOU WILL BE LEFT BEHIND IN THE TRIBULATION PERIOD. GOD’S WORD SAYS THAT WE SHOULD LOOK FOR WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS, EARTHQUAKES MORE FREQUENTLY, PEOPLE GOING AWAY FROM GOD, MUCH IMMORALITY, AND OTHER SIGNS . THE LORD IS COMING SOON! HE WILL COME WITH A SHOUT! WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL! AND WITH THE TRUMP OF GOD! JESUS HIMSELF WILL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST WILL RISE FIRST, THOSE WHO ARE LIVING AND BELIEVE IN THE LORD WILL BE CAUGHT UP IN THE AIR TO LIVE WITH THE LORD JESUS IN HEAVEN FOR EVER AND EVER! WE ARE TO COMFORT EACH OTHER WITH THESE THOUGHTS. I THESSALONIANS 4: 16-18. I PRAY THAT READERS OF THIS BOOK WILL BE SAVED AND LIVE IN HEAVEN FOREVER! AND HAVE A WIN! WIN! STORY TOO!
The Pisces is a story about falling in obsessive love with a merman: a figure of Sirenic fantasy whose very existence pushes Lucy to question everything she thought she knew about love, lust, and meaning in the one life we have.
Forests Friend Gungun is book that received through deep meditation. The main object of this book is to finish the cruelty in the minds of the children and youth so that not only their life become peaceful but also they can better work for their parents, family, and for all human beings. Colligating the pity and friendships in the hearts of people so that human being cruelty can be stopped against him. This story is a story of a child whose father died for protection of jungle so the mother of this child hardly hates with jungle. Mom dreams that his son Gungun studies and joins government service. But Gungun, like his father, is also deeply in love with the jungle and his animals and the nature. So Gungun also wanted to protect the jungle and animals from human cruelty. Gungun is very weak in stature, and he is not powerful because of health. But he is very aggressive to fulfill his mothers dream and to protect jungle and animals from human cruelty.