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Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me by Lisa Fineberg Cook
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Dec 22, 2009

really liked it
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Read in October, 2009

I normally do not read memoirs, but I decided to try this one since it involves the Japanese culture. Generally, I enjoy anything that gives me insight in this culture, and this hilarious novel did just that. The novel take the view point of a young women finding herself immersed in a completely foreign world for the sake of her new husband. This novel is very fast paced, and full of insight.

I have always wanted to visit (and possibly live) in Japan, and I think that I want to do so more now. Cook presents the culture in a very moving and touching way. Although she undergoes some trials, the novel as a whole is very funny. I am really glad I tried this novel, and would really love to read more about her life in Japan.
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