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Nov 5, 2016
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is a tragicomic autobiography. Kabi Nagata documents her unfinished journey towards adulthood. She experiences loneliness, mental illness, sexual confusion, and general angst about the state of her life. The frankness of Nagata's report is both appalling and amusing.

Nagata lays bare her deepest flaws and darkest thoughts without embarrassment. She doesn't blame other people, an amorphous "society", or bad luck for her personal struggles — she owns them. Other people are portrayed as genuinely helpful, even as Nagata's parents sometimes (inadvertently, comically) contradict her. Nagata's humble expression of personal autonomy is refreshing and sympathetic.

Nagata has a deadpan narration style. She read more