The Devil Wears Prada meets Lost in Translation in this irresistible new novel from L. A. Woman author Cathy YardleyMeet Lisa Falloya, an aspiring half-Japanese, half-Italian American manga artist who follows her bliss by moving to Tokyo to draw the Japanese-style comics she's been reading for years. Leaving behind the comforts of a humdrum desk job and her workaholic fiancée, Lisa has everything planned---right down to a room with a nice Japanese family---but hasn't taken into account that being half-Asian and enthusiastic isn't going to cut it. Faced with an exacting boss and a conniving “big fish” manga author, Lisa risks her wedding, her friends, and her fears for a shot at making it big.
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“Sharp, wise, and original, Turning Japanese is a hilarious take on what it really means to be a hyphenated American in a foreign land - Cathy Yardley loses nothing in translation.”- Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous“Witty, endearing, and completely authentic . . . a whirlwind trip to the East. Cathy Yardley’s sharp and exacting portrayal of life as an American in Japan is genuine and insightful.”- Cara Lockwood, author of I Do (But I Don’t) and Dixieland Sushi
“Chipper…Yardley doesn’t take the obvious ways out. Lisa’s trip to confidence and assertiveness has plenty of girl power verve.”- Publishers Weekly“A smart, funny, and insightful novel about finding yourself (literally and theoretically!) halfway across the world. I loved accompanying Lisa to Japan.”- Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date and Questions To Ask Before Marrying“Adventurous, moving, and just plain fun.”- Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes
Cathy Yardley is the author L.A. Woman, Couch World, and Will Write for Shoes. She has written eight romance novels for Harlequin and a forthcoming trilogy of romantic fairy tales for Avon Red. She lives in Oceanside, California.