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I really enjoyed the focus on mental health in this manga, and the color scheme was very visually pleasing, even if I didn t love the art style However, story wise, this was pretty repetitive, especially for such a short book I enjoyed it, but definitely didn t love it. This was so different from any other non fiction manga I ve read before, mainly due to the author s openness about her vulnerability, inability to connect to others, questioning sexuality and intimacy problems This book isn t about being lesbian that happens to be the author s sexual orientation and of course it affects her life, but not everything in it Loved the depth and metaphors Am I the only one thinking it would have been much better with prose however, as opposed to the manga format Maybe the reason I d been so bad at dealing with people in person, had been how hard I was always trying to make them like meI wasn t expecting to be blown away by this but I was Damn Don t been fooled by the comical artwork This book delves deep into the psyche of a woman struggling with an inner battle with depression, self depreciation, and her sexuality My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an autobiographic comic about a woman who was struggling with a lot of thinMaybe the reason I d been so bad at dealing with people in person, had been how hard I was always trying to make them like meI wasn t expecting to be blown away by this but I was Damn Don t been fooled by the comical artwork This book delves deep into the psyche of a woman struggling with an inner battle with depression, self depreciation, and her sexuality My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness 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 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THIS An autobiography made into art Struggles with depression Sexuality Eating disorder Lesbian action not too graphic though, sorry to burst your bubble MEET THE CHARACTER Kabi Nagata the author, illustrator, and main character of the story WHAT I LIKED 1 I liked the honesty of the narration 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 making the illustrations lighter than what the story is really about.3 That title is super catchy I mean, come on, just look at it Haha.4 Girl on girl action Yeah baby Haha JK I liked how subtle the art was on these scenes Don t expect genitalias, okay LOL WHAT I DIDN T LIKE 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 It didn t make much sense to me as much as I would like it to This could have been a great avenue for either straight people or not to understand what it is like to be in their shoes FINAL JUDGEMENT 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.PS 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 This wasa very hard book for me to read I ve never felt this understood, this vulnerable, this exposed, this embarrassed before Some of the things not all of them, mind you, this wasn t exactly the story of my life about mental illness and sexuality were described in such a way that I would never think of myself but that was so honest, so accurate and relatable it made me shake and cry To be frank, I m in a state of shock right now A truly eye opening experience. A memoir by Kabi of her writing a story of herself at 28, having no friends, no real direction, living at home, at going to an escort service The memoir retells that experience of going to the escort service in her words embarrassing detail, but this isabout what the publishing of this story on the internet does to catapult her to adulthood This is not erotica, as the experience at the escort service is mainly about her acknowledgment of her failure to connect to other people She s ba A memoir by Kabi of her writing a story of herself at 28, having no friends, no real direction, living at home, at going to an escort service The memoir retells that experience of going to the escort service in her words embarrassing detail, but this isabout what the publishing of this story on the internet does to catapult her to adulthood This is not erotica, as the experience at the escort service is mainly about her acknowledgment of her failure to connect to other people She s basically so lacking in social skills that she is frozen until she gets a response from readers that leads to a response from publishers that brings into the social world of communication, of adulthood, though she makes it clear she still struggles mightily Could be an inspiration to other lonely people, to similarly write down their experiences At last I m going to be saved I m so, so ready for someone to comfort me To melt away my years of loneliness I want her to hold me and not just for a few seconds I was really, really lonely I didn t know why I was hurting I just had this longing, and it was finally going to be fulfilled But I felt like I had to open my heart, or my loneliness would never go away pg 74TRIGGER WARNINGS Self harm cutting Depression Suicidal thoughts Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder.OKAY Th At last I m going to be saved I m so, so ready for someone to comfort me To melt away my years of loneliness I want her to hold me and not just for a few seconds I was really, really lonely I didn t know why I was hurting I just had this longing, and it was finally going to be fulfilled But I felt like I had to open my heart, or my loneliness would never go away pg 74TRIGGER WARNINGS Self harm cutting Depression Suicidal thoughts Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder.OKAY This must be Surprise Carmen With Good Books Month No one told me this But first I shocked myself by reading and actually enjoying Summer of 69 a book I would usually never pick up , and now this an ACTUAL FIVE STAR READ that was nothing like I expected it to be And that s a compliment.Now, you might be thinking manga isn t my thing graphic novels aren t my thing I feel you And this is Japanese, so it can be hard to get used to reading the text backward I sometimes have a hard time getting into graphic novels, although I do read them But even if you have an aversion to reading graphic novels or are unsure or nervous about it, you should give them a chance Pick a short one that seems quite interesting to you It gets easier theyou do it I have a graphic novel shelf if you want some ideas.The second thing I think might mislead people is the cover and the description on the back Like Summer of 69, I don t feel like the blurbs are doing this one any favors.People look at this cover and see two naked young women on there, lesbian is prominent in the title People might avoid reading this out of embarrassment taking it out from the library or reading it in public They might also get the wrong idea about the text Either they might say, Oh, I m not interested in lesbian sex, naked women are on the cover, this isn t for me shocked or on the other hand they may think, Oooh, lesbians, heh heh heh, naked women, heh heh heh, this is going to be so titillating and porn like Masturbatory material Both of these assumptions are going to lead to disappointed readers.The book is actually not what it seems at all From the cover and the writing on the back you would think this book s entire focus would be on sex and about how one young woman a 28 year old virgin sets out to have first time sex with a paid female escort.And sure, that happens in the book But the book is REALLY about mental illness, finding your true self, and getting up the courage to live your life the way you want It s psychological and covers some pretty weighty topics Kabi Nagata is luring people in with Lesbian Sex flashing neon on the front, but then T bones them with a thoughtful and insightful book about a woman s struggle with mental illness and growing up It was great A great surprise I suppose it probably was a letdown to those who only grabbed it because of lesbian sex though.Kabi Nagata is a Japanese woman who struggles with some severe mental illness She is dealing with self harm cutting , anorexia nervosa, later binge eating disorder as a result of the years of Anorexia Nervosa , depression, suicidal thoughts She also has some other problems This isn t discussed in a crushing, depressing, tragic manner Instead, Kabi Nagata adopts the kind of work Allie Brosh type matter of factness and self awareness that IMO really opens up non mentally ill people to the realities of mental illness Kabi Nagata isn t as funny as Allie Brosh, but she talks to her audience in a similar straightforward way I feel like trying to explain mental illness to people is quite hard, it s books like this one and Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened that work wonderfully in easily and clearly explaining to people what mental illness is and how it affects a person s life.So often mental illness is shown as scary and a person who is psychotic is seen as unstable and dangerous It was only very recently that mental illness was portrayed as an illness and something that the person suffering from it couldn t easily cure Oftentimes I used to hear sentiments like, Just cheer up to a depressed person, or Just eat something to an anorexic person, and this idea that mental strength or determination or willpower can snap a person out of mental illness Which is ridiculous and painful and insulting and na ve to the mentally ill person.It s only recently that I ve begun to see the stigma about mental illness fade, people starting to beopen with their mental illness diagnoses, and the general public gradually beginning to grasp that you can t order mentally ill people to just get over it I think books like this and Allie Brosh s work are helping with this Mental illness no longer has to be a very scary, secret, shameful thing something that normal society fears or misunderstands.SO.Kabi Nagata discusses cutting, WHY she cuts herself, her experiences with anorexia nervosa and then struggling with binge eating Her fraught relationship with her parents and the crushing expectations from both her parents and society She really makes clear the realities of someone dealing with this shit It s straightforward and easily digestible to an audience who perhaps never struggled with issues like this.Her struggles with depression, inability to hold down a job, questionable hygiene and inability to stand on her own two feet are frankly discussed She also addresses unrealistic expectations of sex generated by a society which is educated about sex through pornography instead of through school or adults or reality I loved how she brought up her intense consumption of m m gay male pornography, even though she is a lesbian woman Why didn t she consume lesbian porn What would make a lesbian woman intensely consume m m porn The psychological analysis Kabi Nagata does on HERSELF in this book is really the highlight of the whole thing It s rare and special for a person to be so clear eyed about herself It wasn t easy It obviously took years for her to figure some things out about herself, but now she presents it in such an open way It kind of reminds me of Tikva Wolf s work in KIMCHI CUDDLES The surprising thing is that she doesn t feel any need to dramatize things, ask the reader for sympathy, make things into a sob fest, or come off as pretentious and full of herself She isn t self pitying This is a rare and good trait.TL DR DON T be put off because of this book s cover image, or the idea of reading a manga graphic novel Give this book a chance It might surprise you A remarkable psychological study of the author on herself A book that does a good, clear job of analyzing mental illness and showing how it affects a person s life and thought processes.I would recommend this book to ANYONE gay, straight, other man, woman, etc people who have mental illness or people who have never struggled with a mental illness It s a very human book and I think it illustrates some interesting concepts.RELATED MATERIALS Hyperbole and a Half Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh due to the discussion of mental illness through graphic novelsAsk Me About Polyamory The Best of Kimchi Cuddles by Tikva Wolf due to a clear eyed psychological analysis of yourself, also recommend her websiteThe Diary of a Teenage Girl An Account in Words and Pictures due to a psychological analysis of an author of herself This isa tale of the author s personal and ongoing experience with mental illness rather than what it s like to be lesbian drawn out in a manga comic book form It touches on depression, eating disorders, cutting, andErotic it is not For me, the book hasof a feeling of commiseration and is an intimate confession where epiphanies are had once the author s first sexual experience occurs.and this is unique in that sex is not glamorized at all The naked scenes are illustrated This isa tale of the author s personal and ongoing experience with mental illness rather than what it s like to be lesbian drawn out in a manga comic book form It touches on depression, eating disorders, cutting, andErotic it is not For me, the book hasof a feeling of commiseration and is an intimate confession where epiphanies are had once the author s first sexual experience occurs.and this is unique in that sex is not glamorized at all The naked scenes are illustrated in a non graphic way but the story inside is raw and vulnerable It s a deep reveal of inner struggles that a reader may or may not relate to In my own experience, I m getting to a point where so many people in my life have some form of debilitating mental illness, including myself, ranging from extreme depression or anxiety to schizophrenia It s almostsurprising to find people who aren t struggling or fought inner demons at some point Brain chemistry is definitely a factor and I wanted to reach out and give the author meds in addition to hugs I felt so much empathy watching her handle things completely on her own Her isolation triggers my own sadness and caregiver at the same time One note, this is a Japanese comic so everything is read right to left It took me a few minutes to get used to it Recommend the read especially if you feel alone in having anxiety, depression and other mental illness issues *Free Kindle ☟ 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 not only the artist s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers Before reading this my thought process was Oh the title should probably be My Lonely Experience With Lesbianism because that seems to be how it goes But I was very wrong I appreciate the honesty and bluntness of this story and I love how the author describes her relationship with said loneliness. Forgive me the mistakes of English, this is not my native language I loved it, I loved every second of it.This manga made me cry and stop to think of some things.This is not an easy read, the subject is heavy and real, since it s like an auto bio but if the reader gives a chance Gosh, this will open your eyes Some moments in the story made me stop and think about my own life, my own feelings.I found myself rooting for the author character all the time I worried about her and I felt sad a Forgive me the mistakes of English, this is not my native language I loved it, I loved every second of it.This manga made me cry and stop to think of some things.This is not an easy read, the subject is heavy and real, since it s like an auto bio but if the reader gives a chance Gosh, this will open your eyes Some moments in the story made me stop and think about my own life, my own feelings.I found myself rooting for the author character all the time I worried about her and I felt sad and distressed too.And when I got to the end of this story, I was just smiling a bitter sweet smile Glad that this warrior woman continued on her way and achieved goals in her own life.I m so happy to know that she has not stopped trying and keeps trying to live better I desire of all my being, good things to her.Anyway My only regret in this manga was not having read it sooner.I hopepeople,teens and adults can read this work and get inspired from this piece.Now I will wipe my tears and save this story in a special place in my life