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Canonical name
Nagata, Kabi
Legal name
永田 カビ
Birthdate
1987-05-28
Gender
female
Nationality
Japan

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I find Kabi Nagata's books terribly frustrating to read. I just keep wanting to yell at her to stop doing what she's doing as I turn page after page of bad decisions.

I'll keep reading her books, because who can turn away from such a trainwreck, but they are hell on my blood pressure.
 
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villemezbrown | Apr 2, 2024 |
My rating is slightly low (I was sort of hovering between 3 and 4) because I felt it was a little disjointed. Like there were lots of good parts but although it was basically an autobiographical story I was confused as to the timeline of what happened. She sometimes has friends, sometimes doesn't, sometimes is depressed, sometimes isn't, sometimes working, sometimes isn't, and it feels confusing. I realise this maybe seems pedantic! Like, there were sections I really appreciated and a few panels which were brilliant. Just the overall experience was a little confusing to my small brain.… (more)
 
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tombomp | 16 other reviews | Oct 31, 2023 |
I really wasn't sure what to expect with this memoir but it certainly satisfied.

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is a coming of age story for awkward 'late-bloomers', if you will. The author is so frank and open about her confusion with sex, desire, and communication, that it feels like everyone will see a piece of themselves within the pages even if they're nothing like her.

My personality is as far from Kabi Nagata's as is possible to be, except that we're both lesbians, but I still found her depictions of depression and anxiety so deeply relatable, capturing the exact feeling.… (more)
 
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xaverie | 16 other reviews | Apr 3, 2023 |
Alright, I love this series half to death and it's shaped me into who I am today, but I'm beginning to see it as a glorified BlogSpot. The only difference is that this is a lot more focused. Maybe this is what "autobiography" really means but it's hard to think that anyone could have enough perspective of their lives to, not only recount, but derive meaning from it. Ironically, that's one of the reasons why I love this series so much. I genuinely empathize with what Nagata is going through and, whenever she learns something, I learn along with her.

"My Wandering Warrior Existence" doesn't show exponential growth, but she does learn (and I learn along with her) that love does doesn't mean you have to have faith in all of humanity but just in that one person you're beginning to warm over. Furthermore, she also discovers that, once you understand what loves is, you no longer yearn for it as you already have love for yourself. Aw, isn't that sweet? I've actually been trying to network and make more friends after I reading this. Not to fill a void in my heart lol, but because I realized I didn't need to be so paranoid about people.

Luv this series, XOX, Sincerely,
Ava
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AvANvN | 1 other review | Mar 27, 2023 |

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Works
7
Members
1,208
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#21,258
Rating
3.9
Reviews
31
ISBNs
28
Languages
8

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