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Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me
Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me | Lisa Fineberg Cook
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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.
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Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me | Lisa Fineberg Cook
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your reading spot!!! ❤️ 6y
Ajbsimpson Thank you. 😊 6y
Nute What a lovely reading nook. 6y
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Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me | Lisa Fineberg Cook
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I was more interested in how the author adapted to life in Japan, than her being a J.A.P. I think her husband is a saint (if she portrayed him accurately). I enjoyed this #DollarTree find. #LitsyAtoZ ✅"J"

Sydsavvy Looks interesting! 6y
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