I normally do not read memoirs, but I decided to try this one since it involves the Japanese culture. Generally, I enjoy anything that gives me insight in this culture, and this hilarious novel did just that. The novel take the view point of a young women finding herself immersed in a completely foreign world for the sake of her new husband. This novel is very fast paced, and full of insight.I have always wanted to visit (and possibly live) in Japan, and I think that I want to do so more now. Cook presents the culture in a very moving and touching way. Although she undergoes some trials, the novel as a whole is very funny. I am really glad I tried this novel, and would really love to read more about her life in Japan.