When does a personal memoir or Facebook post become TMI?
The internet and social media is helping to breed a whole new culture of over-sharing where apparently no detail is too personal.
In the March issue of ELLE, on sale now, New York Times editor Noreen Malone investigates The TMI Economy.
To get you in the mood, here are 5 of the most surprising (and outrageous) essays on the internet.
5 must-read first-person confessionals:
Natasha Rose Chenier’s story is a provocative and uncomfortable read.
Author and editor Sarah Hepola writes beautifully about alcoholism.
Molly Pohlig’s piece navigates the difficult experiences she’s had dating with depression.
‘What the hell is that thing?’ Not the words you ever want to hear from a doctor, as Michelle Barrow discovered.
A challenging and heartbreaking story from an anonymous writer.