Melissa Broder is a modern-day Internet sensation. Having grown up with emotional and mental issues, she often felt isolated and alone. To provide her anxiety with relief, she created an anonymous Twitter account that gave her the ultimate freedom: expression. The days of holding it all in and talking to herself was finally over. Although the creation of her Twitter account was for her own needs, it quickly grew into a community of people who were scared of the world, too, and were looking for someone to relate to.

Her collection of essays, So Sad Today, are indeed very personal. They’re so personal it’s uncomfortable. It is because of this vulnerability that makes So Sad Today such a special body of work. It showcases Melissa Broder’s war within and the deep desire to remain loyal in the act of doing what she loves.