If you've grown up online, as i have, you will likely have read hundreds, if not thousands of personal essays it's true that many of them – the poorly written, exploitative clickbait articles that were the focus of laura bennet's excellent slate piece back in 2015 – should never have been published but it's also. Sex, drugs and superheroes: our 10 best personal essays i read people's secrets for a living but these were the stories i couldn't forget sarah hepola2013 -12-31t12:45:00z•2013-12-31t12:45:00z•8 comments as the editor of the life section, i read at least 20 stories a week, which amounts to more than a thousand a. I can't think about my mother, who is dying slowly and furiously my grief is an unpacked box of sharp pieces stacked in a dark storeroom i lug around a catalog of unfinished business more · the math of marriage winner: best essay prize, marriage one simple equation compels the author to take a fifth trip down the. The best examples of memoirs and personal essay writing from around the net short memoirs by famous essay writers.
Here are some of the most beautiful and insightful personal essays that buzzfeed staff and contributors wrote this year (in the order they were published).
In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across buzzfeed in 2015.
In addition to bringing the world the wonder that is dear sugar, the rumpus publishes reliably impressive personal essays from really great authors like rick moody, steve almond and roxane gay, plus a million new writers you haven't heard of yet but really need to know the fact that they can't pay their.