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

By Chelsea Haywood

An introspective trip into the glamorous world—and temptations—of jap nightlife, by way of former version Chelsea Haywood.
The hard-drinking, drug-taking, all-night tradition that dominates Tokyo’s Roppongi district could be a surreal position. Overworked eastern company males pays handsomely for the providers of a hostess—someone to speak to, anyone to supply scorching towels and beverages, and infrequently only a significant other with whom to sing karaoke with all evening. Intrigued by way of rumors of this unusual way of life and armed along with her 90-day paintings visa and new husband, Matt, Chelsea throws herself into the lion’s den. but what she discovers approximately herself and concerning the population of this nocturnal lifestyles a long way exceeds her expectations.

Hostessing, she involves locate, has “very little to do with intercourse, rather a lot to do with psychology, and not anything to do with prostitution.” Her character and dialog talents are her best commodity, and Chelsea speedy unearths herself charmed by means of those billionaire males, lots of whom are humorous, clever, even type, and sometimes, very lonely. yet as she turns into increasingly more hooked up to her consumers, Chelsea quickly reveals herself getting burned at her personal online game, because the unending offers, compliments, and harmful surroundings of alcohol and medication threaten to take either her marriage, and her sanity, to the sting.

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My father did his best to help and wrote out my homework for me as I dictated. It took a very long time to catch up with my studies, so whereas in elementary school I had been close to the top of my class, at the new school, I had to get used to being close to the bottom. By age 16, when one or two of the boys got to go to a university, I was not among them. During all this time, Mr. Spencer from the elementary school remained my friend. He was also head of the Sunday school, and our house was on the way to his, so each week after Sunday school, we would walk home together and we discussed just about everything.

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