一人交換日記 by Kabi Nagata

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, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir
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Reviews 一人交換日記

  • Jhosy
    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💕
  • Jon Ureña
    2019-03-11
    Before this, Nagata released “My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness”, an account of being a rather obviously autistic person who despite having reached the ripe age of around 27 years, she lived with her parents, couldn’t keep a job and, more importantly, she had never been intimate with another human being. Nagata depicted unflinchingly most of her private demons: her alimentary disorders, her inability to connect with others or interact w...
  • Diana Gutiérrez
    2018-11-03
    ¿Qué puedo decir? Me alegra que la autora siguiera adelante después de lo que nos contó en el primer manga, y me alegra mucho ver que por fin se dio cuenta de cosas que para mí eran DUH desde la adolescencia (pero tampoco soy ella ni soy japonesa). Había cosas en este volumen que deseaba mucho ver y... ¡sucedieron exactamente como imaginaba! (Perra vida)Es curioso, porque a pesar de que este tomo me parece mejor desde un punto de vista té...
  • 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...
  • Isabel
    2019-02-17
    I'm a lesbian. I have severe depression. And I have, and still do, struggle with suicidal thoughts. I bought and read the first book, which I liked, but this one shook me up enough to push me to write a review. Nagata Kabi's biographical comics are deeply personal, so of course, you won't relate to everything she writes, since it's her life, not yours or mine. But the reason why her books have raised such a discussion in the community is because ...
  • 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.
  • Linus
    2018-10-08
    Ah shit, this is so good.I loved My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and basically finished it in one go. I also loved this one, but I very deliberately read it bit by bit, spread out over several days.What I expected was, I don't know, more escort agency experiences maybe? But that's not what this volume is about. Instead, it struck me right in the feels with images for depression, for loneliness, with discussions of emotionally abusive parent...
  • usagi ☆ミ
    2018-08-17
    4.5/5 stars.
  • Sandy
    2018-10-28
    She's so good at conveying intense emotions. It's healing to see these familiar emotions laid out on the page: the blow of parental disapproval; the way praise and support can feel like the sun coming out. She doesn't totally tie her emotional troubles and family issues to her queerness, but in my life I feel that they are connected, and it makes me wonder. I know that all people deal with lonlieness. But the oppression of queer people contribute...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jake
    2018-10-01
    I didn't enjoy this as much as Nagata Kabi's first book. Part of this is I don't think it explored as much as the first book, rather it really focused on a few internal experiences and feelings. That said Kabi's heartfelt and honest examination of loneliness, depression, and feelings of inadequacy I think was raw and poignant. However, much like I am certain the writer felt, this narrative is over inundated with the same feelings and experiences ...
  • 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...
  • Lady
    2018-12-10
    I hope this woman continues to seek treatment for her depression and anxiety, it can be frustrating at times to read this but I understand her, since I am familiar with depression and anxiety myself. I hope she finds a good support system and an excellent and caring therapist who’ll be able to push her forward since her self-doubt causes her to step on the brakes when her progress is accelerating as she’s getting much of the recognition she d...
  • Brandon
    2019-02-08
    Nagata Kabi's work is important. It's not the kind of thing you read for enjoyment or entertainment. Instead both books she's put out so far are both cathartic as well as emotionally draining. You experience her pain, her frustration, her struggle to do little more than just be able to function knowing exactly how she feels. There's always something in her books that the reader can empathize with and as I've said, that experience is both catharti...
  • Miquel Rodriguez
    2019-03-03
    Kabi continues to speak directly to my fears and anxiety without losing the charm from the previous book. At the same time, it's weird to be so involved in the everyday life of another person (and with a delay of two or three years!) It becomes to a vicious spectacle, Kabi end up feeling more like a cartoon and not a real person. Although you know she is having a hard time, and you still can relate to, but you are not that deep in shit yet so you...
  • Bryan
    2019-02-24
    Damn!!! I thought that this being a sequel that it may show our author living happily after the success of having a book published. Not just yet! Geez...there are often times when I’m reading a book or watching a movie where I feel the sudden urge to want to give a character a hug or hold their hand to give that individual some sort of comfort. I had this feeling the entire time reading this book. The road to happiness hasn’t been achieved ye...
  • 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 Sara
    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...
  • Sophie
    2018-11-11
    Kabi Nagata has a real talent of making her mangas so true-to-life and relatable, and I particularly enjoyed the latter half of this manga. Some of it was a bit meta - focusing on her response to the success of MLEWL, which was less of a relatable and shared experience than her other writing, but otherwise, I really enjoyed this book.
  • 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.