My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

The heart-rending autobiographical manga that's taken the internet by storm!My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts...

Title:My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
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ISBN:1626926034
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:152 pages

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness Reviews

  • Stevie T
    Apr 08, 2017

    so many little things in this manga hit way close to home. read if you're up for being in the headspace of confronting uncomfortable, not-commonly-voiced truths about yourself.

  • Jenette
    Jun 05, 2017

    This isn't exactly the kind of thing I'd normally read. I mean, where's the paranormal? What about the fantasy or sci fi? And I'll admit when my friend Toby handed it to me with a glowing recommendation I asked when I'd ever been the kind of person to read a book about self-discovery that touches on mental health (in case you missed the memo, I don't do real, I read to escape reality!) but I'm really glad I took a chance.

    This was awkward and funny and just so brutally honest that is was wonderfu

    This isn't exactly the kind of thing I'd normally read. I mean, where's the paranormal? What about the fantasy or sci fi? And I'll admit when my friend Toby handed it to me with a glowing recommendation I asked when I'd ever been the kind of person to read a book about self-discovery that touches on mental health (in case you missed the memo, I don't do real, I read to escape reality!) but I'm really glad I took a chance.

    This was awkward and funny and just so brutally honest that is was wonderful. It shows just how heartbreaking feeling different and isolated can be and it didn't sugar coat the reality of eating disorders, self harm and sexual discovery.

    I would honestly recommend this to anyone.

  • Tilde Clark
    Jun 07, 2017

    It's not often I find an autobiography where depression and anxiety aren't framed in a short term, "then I got over it" way. The naked honesty of Kabi Nagata's thoughts and experiences are really refreshing (and more than one time made me tear up with recognition) -- it's a story of bravery and healing as well, but it's so encouraging to to read her aknowledgements that no, even when you try to change your life around there are obstacles, and the struggles might always be there. But that doesn't

    It's not often I find an autobiography where depression and anxiety aren't framed in a short term, "then I got over it" way. The naked honesty of Kabi Nagata's thoughts and experiences are really refreshing (and more than one time made me tear up with recognition) -- it's a story of bravery and healing as well, but it's so encouraging to to read her aknowledgements that no, even when you try to change your life around there are obstacles, and the struggles might always be there. But that doesn't mean it's useless to try.

    A cute straightforward art style, and a matter-of-factly attitiude to being lesbian also makes this a great read.

  • Fenriz Angelo
    Jun 07, 2017

    Touching autobiographical story about a broken person learning to mend herself in order to start a fulfilling life.

  • Laura D
    Jun 20, 2017

    Open and honest autobiographical manga about a woman not only exploring her sexuality but understanding her mental illnesses and trying to find love and acceptance by whatever means necessary.

  • Jaylee
    Jul 09, 2017

    This book needs major trigger warnings for: self-harm, eating disorders, binge-eating, trichotillomania, suicidal ideation, depression... For some reason I expected this book to be much more lesbian and much less mental health? I was pleasantly surprised, though.

    This is a very honest portrayal of falling down the well of depression and being at your lowest point, then fighting your way back out. I loved the openness about how hard it is to be mentally ill and seeing her slowly make her way back

    This book needs major trigger warnings for: self-harm, eating disorders, binge-eating, trichotillomania, suicidal ideation, depression... For some reason I expected this book to be much more lesbian and much less mental health? I was pleasantly surprised, though.

    This is a very honest portrayal of falling down the well of depression and being at your lowest point, then fighting your way back out. I loved the openness about how hard it is to be mentally ill and seeing her slowly make her way back out.

    The queer part was...... weird. She reads some books that tell her she's into girls because she's sexually attracted to her mom. And like. On the one hand, if that's her experience, then, I mean, sure? But it's such old thinking, that's been heartily disproved, and I just have really uncomfortable vibes from this? Like ugh why.

    Her candid portrayal of her awkward sex experiences was awesome, though.

    This is is a really great book for a lot of reasons, but like. The weird detour into a mom complex was... eugh.

  • Aria the Blue Fairy
    Jul 10, 2017

    I wasn't expecting to be blown away by this - but I was. Damn. Don't been fooled by the comical artwork.

    is an autobiographic comic about a woman who was struggling with a lot of things in her

    I wasn't expecting to be blown away by this - but I was. Damn. Don't been fooled by the comical artwork.

    is an autobiographic comic about a woman who was struggling with a lot of things in her life: getting a stable job, developing relationships, approval from her parents, eating, and self-harm.

    Anyways, let's get back to the review.

    - An autobiography made into art

    - Struggles with depression

    - Sexuality

    - Eating disorder

    - Lesbian action (not too graphic though, sorry to burst your bubble)

    Kabi Nagata - the author, illustrator, and main character of the story

    1. I liked the

    . As someone who has been struggling with anxiety and depression myself, I found this really relatable at some points. It was honest and doesn't fuck around with the truth.

    2. The illustrations doesn't mirror the gravity of the topic. Reading about something involving depression is not an easy thing to read about. However, this manga did a great job

    than what the story is really about.

    3. That

    . I mean, come on, just look at it. Haha.

    4.

    Yeah baby! Haha. JK. I liked how subtle the art was on these scenes. Don't expect genitalias, okay? LOL.

    1. I'm not a lesbian nor did I have any experience doubting my sexuality so I'm not going to pretend I'm an expert. But while I was reading this, I didn't feel like I connected too much with the character when I was reading this part of the story.

    This could have been a great avenue for either straight people or not to understand what it is like to be in their shoes.

    I really enjoyed reading this and would highly recommend it for those who want to read something that deals with mental illness and struggle with sexuality.

    I read comic books and graphic novels, not much manga. So, if you are planning to read this, remember to read each frames from right to left. Don't make the stupid mistake I did. Haha.

  • Thomas
    Jul 14, 2017

    I love the vulnerability of this graphic novel. It strikes me as a more self-reflective and self-focused version of Alison Bechdel's

    ; whereas Bechdel pulls apart the underlying mechanisms of her family, Nagata Kabi shines a light on the inner-workings of her own mind. Kabi addresses a wide range of important topics, including her sexuality, depression, eating disorders, family strife, and her feeling of not belonging anywhere. The combination of words and images draws you into the momen

    I love the vulnerability of this graphic novel. It strikes me as a more self-reflective and self-focused version of Alison Bechdel's

    ; whereas Bechdel pulls apart the underlying mechanisms of her family, Nagata Kabi shines a light on the inner-workings of her own mind. Kabi addresses a wide range of important topics, including her sexuality, depression, eating disorders, family strife, and her feeling of not belonging anywhere. The combination of words and images draws you into the moment with her and gives her story an extra touch of authenticity and realism. I most appreciate how Kabi discusses the difficulty of her struggles as well as how she recovered from them, walking us through how she navigated her sexuality and reclaimed her self-worth.

    A quick and worthwhile read. Would recommend to anyone interested in LGBTQ experiences, portrayals of mental illness, and high-quality graphic novels. It does get graphic - such as by portraying nudity - and that artistic detail only adds to the quality of the story.

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