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Tune in Tokyo by Tim  Anderson
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Aug 20, 2012

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bookshelves: humour, memoir, non-fiction, travel-writing, kindle-edition
Recommended to Sho by: Amazon deal of the day
Recommended for: TEFL teachers
Read from August 16 to 20, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

another of my Kindle Offer of the Day jobbies, or 99 cents. It combines several elements of things that are generally going to appeal to me: a memoir, travel writing, language teaching, Asia

Wanting to escape his humdrum life in America and give himself a kick up the bum to kickstart his life, Tim decides to spend a year or so teaching English in Japan. He is very tall which is guaranteed to make him a talking point in Japan, and he is gay which leads to some interesting situations.

It's a bit rough and ready, and the language is a bit fruity, and definitely some of the situations he got himself into are a bit risqué but it is well worth a read as it does offer some interesting observations not only about Japan and the Japanese but also America and the Americans too.

Warning: it is laugh out loud funny

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