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Polite Lies by Kyoko Mori
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Mar 26, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2012, nonfiction
Read from March 26 to 28, 2012

I really disliked this book. Even accounting for the fact that it's a bit dated (estimating the author was in Japan in the 60s/70s), it's mainly the author talking about everything she hates about Japan, which is colored through the lens of her fairly miserable childhood, and making very broad generalizations about Japanese culture/language and Midwestern culture/language that often seemed inaccurate to me.
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