Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me

Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me

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Six days after an InStyle-worthy wedding in Los Angeles, Lisa Fineberg Cook left behind her little red Jetta, her manicurist of ten years, and her very best friend for the land of the rising sun. When her husband accepted a job teaching English in Nagoya, Japan, she imagined exotic weekend getaways, fine sushi dinners, and sake sojourns with glamorous expatriate friends. Instead, she's the only Jewish girl on public transportation, and everyone is staring. Lisa longs for regular mani/pedis, valet parking, and gimlets with her girlfriends, but for the next year, she learns to cook, clean, commute, and shop like the Japanese, all the while adjusting to another foreign concept -- marriage. Loneliness and frustration give way to new and unexpected friendships, the evolution of old ones, and a fresh understanding of what it means to feel different -- until finally a world she never thought she'd fit into begins to feel home-like, if not exactly like home.I loved my pullout Kenwood car stereo. I loved listening to music in my car. I loved my Yaz, Depeche Mode, and English Beat club mix CD. I loved my Air Supply CD , which I hid under my ownera#39;s manual in the glove box but would listen toanbsp;...

Title:Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me
Author:Lisa Fineberg Cook
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2009-10-20


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