#20 Melissa Broder (@sosadtoday) - Is Social Media Like Drugs?

Melissa Broder is the author of four poetry collections. She is also the author of the new essay collection, SO SAD TODAY (Scribe 2016). The book is of the same name as the extremely popular account @sosadtoday which has amassed nearly 400,000 followers to date, including celebrity fans such as Sky Ferreira, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. In May 2015 Broder went public as the creator of the account in Rolling Stone magazine (so rock and roll). Her book, So Sad Today speaks about her former addiction to drugs and alcohol, her eating disorders, love/relationships and therapy. Melissa is also a part time astrologer and creates the brilliant horoscopes for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s Lenny Letter.