Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan

Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan

by Bruce Feiler

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Overview

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small rural town. Beginning with a ritual outdoor bath and culminating in an all-night trek to the top of Mt. Fuji, Feiler teaches his students about American culture, while they teach him everything from how to properly address an envelope to how to date a Japanese girl.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060577209
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/11/2004
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 475,250
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham, Where God Was Born, America's Prophet, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He is a columnist for the New York Times, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Savannah, Georgia

Education:

B.A., Yale University, 1987; M.Phil. in international relations, Cambridge University, 1991

What People are Saying About This

James Fallows

“A hilarious and revealing book [that] marks the debut of a formidable talent.”

Robert Elegant

“A charming and incisive close-up of the most important part of the Japanese miracle- the making of a Japanese.”

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