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Nov 5, 2016
Josh (All reviews)
My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is a memoir written by Kabi Nagata. Her story begins with dropping out of university and ends with a glimmer of hope after a decade of part-time jobs, existential angst, mental illness and sexual frustration. It is mostly a sad story, but told in a way that makes much of it funny and relatable.

Nagata is a deadpan narrator who uses irony and caricature to add humour to her often morbid observations. She doesn't overdo it, though. There are powerful moments of sober reflection and any reader is likely to recognize some of Nagata's thoughts as their own, since the scope of her problems is (unfortunately) so wide. She's a sympathetic character and easy to root for.

Unless you really don't like memoir or the color pink, My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is worth a try.