Caleb J. Ross' booklikes

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Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan - Jake Adelstein This is how great Twitter can be: when I was just 20 pages into Tokyo Vice, I posted this update:Jake Adelstein's TOKYO VICE makes me want to be yakuzaHe responded the next day with:@calebjross It's supposed to have the opposite effect. :)Considering that this exchange was completely unanticipated, I was quite surprised by the direct line of contact with the author. I assumed that the exchange would end there. But, then I finished the book, and I realized how insulting my first comment could have appeared. Tokyo Vice is such an amazing story, one that, though filed under “true crime” touches on memoir. Adelstein’s position as a reporter with the unique opportunity to out certain immoral (to say the least) yakuza behavior, bleeds into his personal life in deeply affecting ways. As soon as I finished the book, I posted again on Twitter:@jakeadelstein I must apologize for my earlier statement of wanting to be yakuza. I just finished TOKYO VICE. Incredible story, sir.And he came back with:@calebjross Apology accepted. :)Such a gentleman. Tokyo Vice goes highly recommended.