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Impossibly Glamorous
     

Impossibly Glamorous

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by Charles Ayres
 
Charles Ayres heard plenty of 'Wizard of Oz' jokes growing up in Kansas.
After finding himself on some seedy dance floors in Kansas City, his quest for love and glamour - and his penchant for all things Japanese - carried Charles from Dorothy's homeland to New York to Tokyo. Impossibly Glamorous follows his exploits with Goth raver lesbians, hot men, and not-so-hot

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Charles Ayres heard plenty of 'Wizard of Oz' jokes growing up in Kansas.
After finding himself on some seedy dance floors in Kansas City, his quest for love and glamour - and his penchant for all things Japanese - carried Charles from Dorothy's homeland to New York to Tokyo. Impossibly Glamorous follows his exploits with Goth raver lesbians, hot men, and not-so-hot men, culminating in a long-term love affair with Japan. His journey from ugly baby to Asian media personality touches on tough issues such as coming out gay in Kansas, domestic violence, substance abuse, and how to to bounce back from any kind of adversity with only a faux fur coat and a cavalier skip.

"I enjoyed this book. It's breezily written, and Charles seems like a really fun person." -Michael Musto, The Village Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615620480
Publisher:
Impossibly Glamorous Studios
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Charles left Kansas in a tornado and flew to New York City, where he studied Japanese at Columbia University. He continued on to get his Masters at Sophia University in Tokyo. He has appeared on many TV and radio shows in Japan as a foreign commentator. Following the earthquake in 2011, Charles moved to San Francisco.

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Impossibly Glamorous 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this book in one siting.  His writing is very captivating, funny, and hard not to love.  He talks very honestly about his life and takes us on an adventure from Kansas city all the way to Tokyo.  A fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a real journey. It brought me back to that era, and I learned a couple things about Japan. Not for the faint of heart, but if you like a bit of naughty humor like Chelsea Handler or Kathy Griffin, then you'll love Charles Ayres. Great funny read for the beach or a plane ride.