“A really remarkable and thought-provoking memoir about a sensitive soul’s most unlikely route to a life-changing epiphany about the true meaning of racial tolerance”
(For more from this nationally syndicated review, click here)
“This is the first time I’ve come across a book that openly brings up the issues surrounding racism in Japan. This issue certainly is a well-protected one avoided by both foreigners as well as Japanese.”
“I’ve never cried reading a book before. Let alone a fucking e-book. Let alone a fucking e-book on my fucking iPhone. And there I was, admittedly sitting on the crapper at the time, trying to suck it up and failing miserably at holding myself back from crying reading this book. Not once but twice (second time with my son obliviously playing in front of me). And moments before that, and all throughout, otherwise laughing out loud. I’m still trying to make sense of it all, frankly. The narrative of the work is deafeningly vivid and loud. But it’s not just how vividly he writes (the biggest frustration I felt with the e-reader was the inability to mark some pages, just because the expressions he used were such genius that I wanted to keep them). It’s the way the stories are structured, the way the chapters are organized. The whole thing. It’s a roller coaster ride.”
“He looks at himself in a mirror that most people aren’t willing to hold. Baye shares stories of how he was taught to hate (in defense of being hated) and how he continues to fight those internal demons. He shares how race has impacted many of the relationships in his life, personally and professionally.”
“This is not one of those half-arsed ‘I Taught English in Japan, it was so Wacky!’ pamphlets that somehow seem to find an audience. This has intellectual, emotional, and (at nearly 400 pages) literal heft. This is the real deal. Highly recommended.”
Here’s one from a reader living in Japan:
Here’s another from a reader living in the UK:
Here’s another from a reader living in Jamaica
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