The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Sep 29, 2010 - Social Science - 368 pages
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With Bumiller's intimate, beautifully written portrait of a middle-class Tokyo housewife, readers finally penetrate the mysteries of the Japanese people to see how they differ from us, and how they are alike.


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Review: The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family

User Review  - katy - Goodreads

Wonderfully detailed account of the lives of a Japanese woman and her family at the beginning of the 1990's written by a US journalist. We learn about the importance of the family, being a mother, and ... Read full review

Review: The Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family

User Review  - ValeDeOro - Goodreads

Mariko is a typical Japanese woman. And her life is just as interesting / boring / challenging as any woman's life. An inspiring novel about shared humanity. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Elisabeth Bumiller, a Washington reporter for "The New York Times," was a "Times" White House correspondent from September 10, 2001, to 2006. She is the author of "May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India "and T"he Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family." She wrote much of this book as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and as a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband, Steven R. Weisman, and two children.

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