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Melissa Broder is the author of the novel THE PISCES, the essay collection SO SAD TODAY, and four poetry collections, including LAST SEXT.

Her next novel, MILK FED, will be published by Scribner on Feb 2, 2021.






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The Pisces

3.22 avg rating — 12,556 ratings — published 2018 — 21 editions
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So Sad Today: Personal Essays

3.85 avg rating — 8,591 ratings — published 2016 — 17 editions
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Last Sext

3.31 avg rating — 539 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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Meat Heart

4.06 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Scarecrone

4.18 avg rating — 185 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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When You Say One Thing But ...

3.86 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2010
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Dust Moan

4.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2014
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Milk Fed

4.41 avg rating — 22 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 5 editions
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“There aren’t many ways to find comfort in this world. We must take it where we can get it, even in the darkest, most disgusting places. Nobody asks to be born. No one signs a form that says, You have my permission to make me exist. Babies are born, because parents feel that they themselves are not enough. So, parents, never condemn us for trying to fill our existential holes, when we are but the fruit of your own vain attempts to fill yours. It’s your fault we’re here to deal with the void in the first place.”
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“I wake up scared and I'm scared all day. I'm scared of being scared. Scared of "losing it". Scared of not being able to function. Scared of being hospitalized. Scared that I am not okay. Scared of what life is and if I am wasting mine. Scared that I have no home - that even the place I call home has no bottom to it and I will just keep falling under and under and under.”
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“I fear others will discover that I am not only imperfect; I’m not even okay. I fear that I truly am not okay. But most people who meet me never know that I am struggling. On the outside I am smiling. I am juggling all the balls of okayness: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, existential. Underneath, I am suffocating.”
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Jason Jordan Thanks for the add, Melissa!


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