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Author Anderson, Tim.

Title Tune in Tokyo : the Gaijin diaries / Tim Anderson.

Publication Info. Las Vegas, NV : AmazonEncore, [2011]
©2011

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Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG ANDERSON, TIM    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  915.204 AND    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-ANDERSON, T.    Check Shelf
Description x, 266 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Tim Anderson had the bravery to run away from everything and selflessly seek out personal fulfillment on the other side of the world where they don't understand anything and won't be expected to. Pushing thirty and working a string of dead-end jobs, he made the spontaneous decision to pack his bags and move to Japan, "where my status as a U.S. passport holder and card-carrying 'American English' speaker was an asset rather than a liability." It was a gutsy move, especially for a tall, white, gay outherner who didn't speak a lick of Japanese. But his life desperately needed a shot of adrenaline, and what better way to get one than to leave behind everything he had ever known to move to "a tiny, overcrowded island heaving with clever, sensibly proportioned people that make him look fat?" In Tokyo, Tim became a "gaijin," an outsider whose stumbling progression through Japanese culture is minutely chronicled in these sixteen howlingly funny stories.
Subject Anderson, Tim -- Diaries.
Culture -- Social life and customs -- Japan.
ISBN 9781612181318 paperback alkaline paper
1612181317 paperback alkaline paper
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