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Geisha, a Life by Mineko Iwasaki
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Aug 15, 2008

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This book adds reality to what was missing in Memoirs of a Geisha. Unfortunately, it suffers from too much involvement from Ms. Iwasaki and at times seems specifically geared to refute certain details in Memoirs of a Geisha. It shows... she doth protest too much.

It IS an interesting book if you take into account Ms. Iwasaki's perspective, as a woman on top of the Gion food chain. Fascinating, detailed and beautiful, but it absolutely fudges reality in favor of her reputation amoung the Gion hierarchy.

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