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Dark Side of Geishas,
This review is from: Autobiography Of A Geisha (Vintage Original) (Paperback)
Autobiography of a Geisha is the true story of a girl who was sold into the life of a 'Geisha' at a mountain spa. Barely literate, some articles of her life attracted much media attention when published in a newspaper, and so she wrote an autobiography about her life.
This is not a happy tale, far from the lives of classy artisans of Kyoto. This is a powerful story about a struggling young woman in a world where everything is for sale. Obviously a lot of sex occurred, but her innocent writing style and lack of detail prevent it from turning into a sleazy novel. This is purely for those that have an interest in the Geisha subculture.
Shocking at times, heart warming at others, this is a nice easy read for those with an interest in people's lives that don't play like a Disney movie.