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

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An introspective journey into the glamorous world—and Dionysian temptations—of Japanese nightlife The hard-drinking, drug-taking, all-night culture that dominates Tokyo’s Roppongi district can be a surreal place. 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.
 

About Chelsea Haywood

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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.
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Pegasus Books. 315 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Ultimately the narrative becomes part bodice ripper, part teenage diary: e.g., Yoshi was a “groomed, polished, virile specimen…egotistical to the point of narcissism, yet he oozed an invisible nectar that made him irresistibly attractive.” After three months, burnt out from booze, lies and endles...

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Four years ago Canadian model Chelsea Haywood headed to Tokyo to experience life as a hostess - Japan's modern day adaptation of the traditional geisha institution.

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