Book Review, #1: Geisha: a life (Mineko Iwasaki and Rande Brown)
Geisha: a life is a book that will leave you pretty sure that the author of Memoirs of a Geisha plagiarized his book. So many elements of this book (an actual memoir by a famous Geisha in Gion, Kyoto (though I suspect it is ghostwritten)) are almost exactly the same. Maybe that’s because Memoirs is that historically accurate, but I doubt it. Overall, this book was poorly written and either provided too much or not enough context. Not worth the read unless you are insanely into Geisha.