Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Good Read "How to Be an American Housewife

I really felt good after reading this novel. I enjoyed it so much, because I could understand what the main charactor Shoko was going through. By saying this, I don't want you to think I have had the same experiences that she had, (the author says that some of the stories are of her mom's real stories) but I think I could have been her friend. I felt like this would be how my daughters would describe me and my life as when they grow up. 

There were parts (very small parts) that talked about Mormons. I don't think that the author is a Mormon (a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), and I didn't understand why she picked Shoko's husband to be a Mormon in this book. From what she described, it left me thinking he couldn't be a Mormon that I know... I don't know why he couldn't be as any Christian. Hmmm.

Other than that, from a book I picked up at a store for $5, and I didn't have any expectations other than read someone else's fictional experiences, I thought this book was very good. I got a lot of insights. If you already understand a lot has changed since the postwar era which this book is based on at the beginning, and know that there are stereotypes of both Japanese and American cultures, I think some of you might enjoy reading this book too. I'm already thinking to read more on this topic.

Read more about this book on here.

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