90-Day Geisha: My Time As a Tokyo Hostess

90-Day Geisha: My Time As a Tokyo Hostess

by Chelsea Haywood
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90-Day Geisha: My Time As a Tokyo Hostess by Chelsea Haywood

An introspective journey into the glamorous world—and temptations—of Japanese nightlife, by former model Chelsea Haywood.
The hard-drinking, drug-taking, all-night culture that dominates Tokyo’s Roppongi district can be a surreal place. Overworked Japanese business men will pay handsomely for the services of a hostess—someone to talk to, someone to provide hot towels and drinks, and sometimes just a companion with whom to sing karaoke with all night. Intrigued by rumors of this strange subculture and armed with her 90-day work visa and new husband, Matt, Chelsea throws herself into the lion’s den. Yet what she discovers about herself and about the inhabitants of this nocturnal life far exceeds her expectations.
Hostessing, she comes to find, has “very little to do with sex, quite a lot to do with psychology, and nothing to do with prostitution.” Her personality and conversation skills are her top commodity, and Chelsea quickly finds herself charmed by these billionaire men, many of whom are funny, intelligent, even kind, and often, very lonely. But as she becomes more and more attached to her clients, Chelsea soon finds herself getting burned at her own game, as the endless presents, compliments, and destructive atmosphere of alcohol and drugs threaten to take both her marriage, and her sanity, to the edge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605980713
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Chelsea Haywood was born in British Columbia and has traveled independently and as a fashion model since she was 16 years old, and has been featured in magazines, on catwalks, and television throughout Asia. She splits her time between London and Vancouver.

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90-Day Geisha: My Time As a Tokyo Hostess 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Jennifer Agadier More than 1 year ago
Having lived in Japan for a few years myself, it was fun transporting there again with this book. Chelsea's adventures as a "gaijin" hostess is exciting and addicting. One will be charmed by the characters she meets as she gets sucked into the crazy underworld of hostessing. You will be in awe and reverence of the old customs, culture, beauty of the land. At the same time, the devil in you will be curious of the dark seedy side and lust over the wealth and glamour of modern Japan. I wanted the pages to magically multiple as the end neared.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is a terrible writer and the book is so stupid. Not worth the money trust me! The only reason it has a star from me is because i couldnt post this without choosing a star.
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