一人交換日記 by 永田カビ

一人交換日記

拝啓。未来の私は、誰かに愛されてますか?話題作『さびしすぎてレズ風俗に行きましたレポ』の永田カビが、過去と未来の永田カビに向けて綴る、親との確執、初めての一人暮らし、愛のこと、そして・その後・の生活――。セキララエッセイコミック!【編集担当からのおすすめ情報】『さびしすぎてレズ風俗に行きましたレポ』で2...


Details 一人交換日記

Title一人交換日記
ISBN9784091893208
Author
Release DateDec 10th, 2016
Publisher小学館
LanguageJapanese
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Comics, Lgbt, Autobiography, Memoir, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
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Reviews 一人交換日記

  • Jhosy Lephor
    2018-06-26
    I don't know what to write in this review. This series has become very personal to me.Things that I never realized in my life were described here that caught my attention and began to make sense.This is a very intimate and striking reading as well as exciting. From the drawings that illustrate what goes on in the head of author to the narrative, everything is quite incredible.I can't wait for the next volume.A very interesting thing is that the a...
  • Rebecca
    2018-05-08
    This is much darker than My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, and it does come with a trigger warning for depression to the point of briefly mentioned suicidal thoughts. More than the previous book, the author is really trying to work through something, and she comes close to it without ever quite getting there. If you've ever suffered from anxiety or depression, her experiences will be very familiar...and for some readers, that might not be a ...
  • Derek Royal
    2018-07-23
    I wasn't sure what a solo exchange diary was before this book, and now I find the idea fascinating. This is the first volume of Nagata Kabi's own solo exchange, where her present self talks to and comments upon what her former self had thought and done. In this first volume, you clearly see an author grow in many ways -- e.g., leaving the safe (and restrictive) confines of her family's home to her own apartment, learning to get into her own natur...
  • Sarah Schanze
    2018-06-05
    I've been looking forward to this ever since reading Kabi's first book. I really admire her bravery in being so brutally honest with herself and exploring her feelings. It's messy and confusing and there's no real clear answer to anything, and that makes it wonderful and real. I look forward to future volumes.
  • Tatiana
    2018-09-12
    Although I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first one, I still really liked it. I'm curious what the sequel will hold!
  • Sofia
    2018-08-23
    Nagata Kabi's work story is very important to me because how relateable her experiences have been, especially with her family and living situation. I hope for the best for her and with the progress she makes, I hope I am able to as well. Lots of love to her💕
  • Rod Brown
    2018-07-26
    A solid follow-up to the unique first volume. The author continues to make use of sex workers to alleviate her loneliness and lack of human contact. She also continues to struggle with depression and anxiety.I like how she formats the book as diary entries that she writes to herself, cheering on her future self or consoling her past self as she struggles through multiple attempts to move out of her parents' house and tries to establish some indep...
  • Laura
    2018-06-27
    Raw, painful, resonant exploration of life, family, relationships, and loneliness. Truly excellent. Definitely touched on many relatable issues in my own experience. Art is extremely expressive, capturing feels in the most visceral of ways.
  • usagi ☆ミ
    2018-08-17
    4.5/5 stars.
  • D
    2018-06-15
    A sequel of sorts for My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, My Solo Exchange Diary gives us another look at mangaka Nagata Kabi's life and what happened to her after her manga had been published. We go back to the themes Nagata has already explored in My Lesbian Experience: her lack of self-esteem, her dependence on her family and their approval, her loneliness, and also her growth as a person. We see a lot more of the latter in My Solo Exchang...
  • Maggie Gordon
    2018-08-15
    My Solo Exchange Diary is much less about sex than the cover implies. Instead, Nagata Kabi takes on her issues of anxiety and depression, particularly as they relate to her family and living situation. It's another brutally honest look at mental illness and its challenges, and I do wish marketing would stop trying to make the books look so sexy as the topic is so much more nuanced.
  • Neko McEvil
    2018-08-26
    Nagata once again manages to touch me on a deeply personal level. Her first work My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is probably one of my favourites in the graphic novel/mangas I read this year as I could relate to several of her experiences with mental illness and coming out and I read it in one sitting despite it being 3-4 AM before I went to bed because I could not put it down. It made me cry and realize things about myself which is often t...
  • Katja
    2018-07-30
    A very good book with its brutal honesty and relatable situations of growing up, discovering self, finding love... It shows how learning to know and accept yourself isn't an easy task and even victories along the way don't guarantee happiness from that point onwards.It's not quite as striking as My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness but it expands on themes explored in that. Like how Kabi still gets depressed and lonely and how she longs to find ...
  • Alexis Sergio
    2018-08-08
    Deeply personal and heart twisting, My Solo Exchange Diary is a story of learning to learn to have hope for yourself. Nagata's life and struggles being portrayed so honestly was something wild and raw. I can't help but root for her and I hope she is doing well in her life. Volume 2 is coming out soonish so I will be able to see but I hope she can find love. Lots of great thoughts in here that could really help you understand emotions more. This i...
  • Alex
    2018-06-14
    Kabi doesn't hide anything from her readers, and it's such a wonderful experience to find something of myself in her experiences and feelings occasionally. She's so brutally honest about her depression that it makes the entire ordeal easier to think/talk about, without feeling taboo. A great sequel, looking forward to the next!
  • Melissa
    2018-07-29
    This book picked up my heart and mind, threw them on the ground from the top of a tall building and then raced down to hug me.. Like the first one, this story broke and warmed my heart. It puts into words and pictures feelings that I could never articulate if I had a thousand years and all of the words in existence. Please read this. It is beautiful.
  • Benjamin Kass
    2018-06-11
    Continues a great series. Even though she's talking through her own depression, I find it really motivating. Seeing Nagata Kabi continue to make small improvements to her life gives me faith in my ability to work on mine.
  • Victoria
    2018-07-26
    This hit home so much harder than the first book! Wow. She really illustrated a lot of the shiiiittttt I’m going through and made it possible to explain it in that way. Thoughts that were jumbled up now have a reference through her art style/explanations. She’s awesome!
  • vostendrasamigos yotengolibros
    2018-07-15
    this is part of a series, but I really want to have the next one now!
  • Mateen Mahboubi
    2018-07-24
    Even more meta than the first book, a very honest and open exploration of family and loneliness.
  • tatterpunk
    2018-06-29
    I wish I could slip this book into the hands of every queer woman or girl in the world. It's intensely personal. Not everyone who picks it up will be Japanese, or gay, or cis, or suffer from emotional abuse or mental health problems. Or a mangaka! It's not trying to be universal, for which I applaud Nagata Kabi -- her book is searingly intimate and honest, with an intensity of self-reflection which makes sure this is no one's story but hers. I kn...
  • Em
    2018-06-07
    Painful and funny in turns, this sequel deals with the fallout that having a successful manga doesn't actually fix any of the problems the first book was about, but now people expect you to turn those problems into more content. The structure of letters to herself casts Kabi as the victim of her own endless cycles and traps, but who among us cannot relate to that? This is a book about being mired, and captures such a sensation well.
  • PvOberstein
    2018-09-06
    My Solo Exchange Diary is the sequel to My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, which was a strangely poignant and visceral story of a twenty-something Japanese woman grappling with mental health, societal pressures, and her own sexuality. My Solo Exchange Diary follows the same memoir-esque manga style, chronicling Nagata Kabi’s self-development in the aftermath of My Lesbian Experience’s publication. Somehow, it’s just as good as the origi...
  • Jes Jones
    2018-07-05
    My Solo Exchange Diary continues to follow the life of Nagata Kabi after the success of her first manga. In this addition, she struggles with discovering her self-esteem outside of seeking her parents approval, ventures out to live on her own and finally gain her independence. Although, it seems that she can never truly escape the judgements of her parents. Likes: - As someone who recently moved out of her parents' house to gain her own indepen...
  • Starlah Marlaine
    2018-09-01
    CW: depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harmI don't really know what to write in this review. This book and its predecessor, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, have become very personal to me. Despite these being marketed in the lesbian category, a very small portion of her story has to do with lesbianism or even romance in general. Nagata Kabi shares her story of recovery and the day to day internal and external battles with depression. Thin...
  • rosamund
    2018-07-13
    Each section of this is written as a diary and then published, so the author doesn't have as much time to reflect on events -- it's an account of life as it happens. This means it feels more disjointed than the first part, and the themes are joined as coherently. I hugely enjoyed this, though -- it's insightful, authentic, and captures experiences not often spoken about. The author is great at capturing despair, aloneness, the troubles relationsh...
  • Jenny O'Neill
    2018-07-15
    Everyone should give this manga (and it's prequel) a read for its accurate depictions of depression, the stress of moving out on one's own, dealing with a stressful home life, loneliness, the list goes on. This is easily one of the most relatable memoirs I have ever read and while the art style is not what one would consider "polished" it effectively gets Kabi's messages across and even enhances certain panels. I loved this sequel and cannot wait...
  • L.
    2018-09-07
    This mangaka continues to explain things that I have personally experienced in clear ways. The struggles to be happy with your own achievements, to not measure yourself up by others' standards, to focus on your own happiness, to be independent, and to find love to love and be loved by... Although her story is so different from many people's lives, there is so much that people can relate to. I can't wait to continue reading!4.5☆ HIGHLY recommend...
  • Kyra Bea
    2018-06-17
    The Sequel to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is a book that explores more dark topics, and a lot of self analysis of the author. Like a lot of Nagata Kabi's readers, i just wanna give her a hug. Reading this book is like watching some of my friends make huge strides in life, and it makes me so happy to see them succeed. I also feel their pain when they suffer like Kabi. I think anyone can pull some valuable lessons from this book on how to...
  • Chelsea
    2018-08-04
    Can't wait to read more. It's late so I won't get too into it, but- these are so, so incredibly personal and not in the very fake hyperdramatic way currently in vogue- I really root for people trying to break away from being the person they think their parents want them to be, or living truly authentically while being disapproved of. (I struggle with this constantly because I don't yet feel I have a strong sense of my own identity apart from thos...