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Geisha, a Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2011

    Very informative

    Gives you an actual accounting and behinds the scene look at geishas as they really are and not as the media and public would have you think. The geisha who narrates the book is a very proud and comes across as arrogant sometimes but I would recommend book for those interested in geishas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2008

    Is it really the full story?

    An unusual book. I appreciated the glimpse into Japanese geisha culture. However --despite the fact that this is an autobiography --I had the sense that the main character, Mineko Iwasaki, was very one-dimensional. Perhaps the unusual upbringing in the okiya creates this type of one-dimensional personality. Or perhaps there are parts of the story that are not fully told.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2002

    Not quite what I was hoping for

    We see a lot of her life in this book, that's for sure. But a little too much of things like "I walked down the street, I pet a dog, I bought a pen." I was hoping for more insight into the Japanese culture and how the Geisha, Geiko, Maiko culture developed. Plus, she eventually blew the whole thing off and became a regular citizen. Nevertheless, it's still readable and interesting.

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