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My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness: 1 Paperback – Illustrated, 12 June 2017
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Winner of the 2018 Harvey Award for Best Manga and the 2017 Crunchyroll Anime Award for Best Manga, and acclaimed in Vox's top books of the decade, The Advocate's Best LGBT Graphics Novels of 2017, the NPR Guide to 2017's Great Reads, and the Publishers Weekly Best Books 2017.While the subject matter is by no means light, this moving and honest slice of life will resonate with anyone who has questioned themselves or ever been conflicted in their lives. And let's face it: that is all of us. -- Judith Utz, Teen Vogue The self-discovery that follows is utterly fascinating. -- Abraham Riesman, Vulture Sheds light on the complicated emotional and mental dynamics involved in lesbian relationships. Her story is an open, honest, and deeply personal look at her struggles to fight back against her eating disorder, stop self-harming, and learn more about her sexuality. -- Ana Valens, The Mary Sue ...this is a comic that (a) treats sex workers with dignity and agency in a medium which has been historically unkind, (b) addresses very real themes of self-harm in a direct and honest way, and (c) adopts an attitude of complete acceptance of sexuality fluidity. -- Katie Skelly, The Comics Journal My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is one of the most powerful manga I have ever read, and it all comes down to Nagata Kabi's openness and honesty. -- Nik Freeman, Anime News Network No question, absolutely, my pick this week is My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, which was simply one of the best autobiographical manga I've read. -- Sean Gaffney, Manga Bookshelf
A complicated play of gender and sexual identities that Nagata unbinds and sorts through with striking aesthetic aplomb. -- Shea Hennum, The A. V. Club
It's impossible not to shed tears while reading this work; Nagata's unflinching honesty is courageous, but the reason it resonates is because it parses experiences many of her readers have, but have never been able to give voice to. Nagata gave voice to her experience and that has allowed her readers to realize they are not alone. -- Hans Rollman, Pop Matters "My Lesbian Experience is doing the work the mainstream cultures shys away from, foregrounding the queer sexual body without fetishization, and treating queer intimacy not as taboo, but as intrinsic to humanity. Through Kabi's female gaze, this comic paints scenes of gentle intimacy." -- Lizzy Lemieux, Lambda Literary
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- Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC; Illustrated edition (12 June 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 152 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1626926034
- ISBN-13 : 978-1626926035
- Reading age : 16 years and up
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.02 x 21.08 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 22,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Please don't write it off as something only LGBTQ+ readers can enjoy, even though it's wonderful to see more serious material of that nature making it across to the UK. Whatever your personal preferences, this book takes a raw, intimate look at depression and is a valuable read for anyone who has ever felt that way growing up. The English print edition is well translated and printed in black and white with bold pink highlights, to create a striking standalone volume which will brighten up any (mature) bookshelf.
One of my best buys in ages, highly recommended.
As an autobiographical work, My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is a difficult but rewarding read. Touching upon sexuality, loneliness, isolation, self-hatred, eating disorders and self harm, this is the struggle of a woman coming to terms with what she wants out of her life compared to the weight of expectations other people have of her. Although her life is still not perfect at the end of the novel, you can tell how much she has grown and learnt that it's okay to be her own person. That's something we should all keep in mind.
I enjoyed the book,some parts were funny and some were sad i wanted to reach through the book and give the author a hug. I do hope she gets better and that her next book would be a story on how she found love. That said its a Japanese manga and its my first time reading manga on my phone so rhat was an intereting experience. The art was okay, it fits the purpose of the story. Overall it was good