A North Carolina native, Lauren Salisbury has lived in Japan, France, and various cities along the East Coast. She has spent her twenties exploring her passions for travel, writing, and fragrance. After a decade of these joyful pursuits, both professional and personal, Lauren is certain of one thing: she has so much more to learn.
A Year in Japanby Lauren Salisbury
From the lantern-lit alleyways of Gion to the hazy, snow-covered peak of Mount Fuji, author Lauren Salisbury explores life as a foreigner in Japan. New to the working world, and raw as a minority presence in a strange land, a young white woman embraces the delights and challenges of living in Japan with a fresh heart. See more details below
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From the lantern-lit alleyways of Gion to the hazy, snow-covered peak of Mount Fuji, author Lauren Salisbury explores life as a foreigner in Japan. New to the working world, and raw as a minority presence in a strange land, a young white woman embraces the delights and challenges of living in Japan with a fresh heart.
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what a delight! reading this made me want to travel not only to japan but also other countries--to experience everyday occurrences and develop my own unique and meaningful insights. exactly what travel should be
The descriptions of new discoveries in a foreign land in Salisbury's journal was delightful. I only wish I had the Wanderlust and gift of prose that this author displays at such a young age. The essays made me take a second look at the places I wanted to visit on my travels as well as my everyday surroundings. I bought several copies as gifts to friends who love to travel. Salisbury has unlimited possibilities ahead of her. Bravo!
This collection of essays is a young American writer’s exploration into a foreign land. Written with eloquence and a level of insight rare among her peers, Salisbury narrates a series of experiences, both mundane and extraordinary, in an accessible but fascinating way. The series of essays reveal as much about a foreigner's perspective on Japan as they do the author's own mental landscape – and it is hard to decide which is most absorbing. Perhaps what is most astounding about this little book is the level of curiosity and reservation of judgment Salisbury demonstrates, which allows her to make such unique friendships and insightful recollections about an extraordinary experience. I can't wait to read what’s next! - Jessica L.
A delightful journal that shares the joy of exploring new worlds and the wonder of youthful enthusiasm. Lauren's well- written insights share her experiences of a year teaching and learning in the Japanese culture -- moments of joy, fear, love, beauty and wonder well-captured! It is short and sweet, but meaningful. Definitely a great read for anyone planning a trip to that fascinating land!