a manga-style illustration of a woman sitting in a hospital bed with IV bags attached

My Alcoholic Escape from Reality

by Nagata Kabi Author

From the author My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary, this comic-diary recounts Nagata Kabi's experience descending into alcoholism as a way to numb the pain of reality. Drinking heavily and consistently, Kabi eventually begins to feel intense stomach pains, and discovers she has contracted pancreatitis. In My Alcoholic Escape from Reality, Kabi chronicles her recovery and her attempts to start using manga as a means to process her experiences again. For anyone who has suffered the pain of addiction and depression themselves, or know someone who has, this book will be intensely relatable. A profound reflection on alcoholism, self-discovery, and the long journey towards healing.