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TO: AMERICAN RESEARCH STAFF
FROM: Tokyo Office
DATE: January 5, 1991
RE: My American Wife!...
Here is list of IMPORTANT THINGS for My American Wife!
1. Attractiveness, wholesomeness, warm personality
2. Delicious meat recipe (NOTE: Pork and other meats is second class meats, so please remember this easy motto: "Pork is Possible, but Beef is Best!")
3. Attractive, docile husband
4. Attractive, obedient children
5. Attractive, wholesome lifestyle
6. Attractive, clean house...
1. Physical imperfections
4. Second class peoples
The series, My American Wife!, initally seems like a dream come true for Jane as she criss-crosses the United States filming a different American family each week for her Japanese audience. Naturally, the emphasis is on meat, and Ozeki has fun with out-there recipes such as rump roast in coke and beef fudge; but as Jane becomes more familiar with her subject, she becomes increasingly aware of the beef industry's widespread practice of using synthetic estrogens on their cattle and determines to sabotage the program.
Cut to Tokyo where Akiko Ueno struggles through the dull misery of life with her brutish husband, who happens to be in charge of the show's advertising. After seeing one of Jane's subversive episodes about a vegetarian lesbian couple, Akiko gets in touch and the two women plot to expose the meat industry's hazardous practices. Romance, humor, intrigue, and even a message--My Year of Meats has it all. This is a book that even a vegetarian would love. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
i love Ruth Ozeki. Her sense of humor and knowledge of psychology and meat is awe inspiring. Also, read A Tale for the Time Being. A truly wonderful book.Published 10 days ago by Linda H
I really liked the story and how this author put it together
It was Funny warm sexy and very factual
A wonderful combination of humor, pathos, and the facts of the meat industry. I've ginven this book to several friends.Published 1 month ago by Paula Tuerk
Very informative on truths I had forgotten. Also very captivating and enthralling the entire way. Recommended to anyone looking for change of pace from fantasy adventure.Published 4 months ago by Andrew
A startling novel - hard to like, easy to admire. This is not going to be a "comfort book" that you keep by your bedside (too much graphic and gory detail about the beef... Read morePublished 4 months ago by AYJ
A great reading experience ! Emotional, educational, compelling ! I can't imagine anyone looking at, let alone eating, a piece of beef after reading this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by RueRue
(Trigger warning for violence against women and animals, including sexual assault and rape.)
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Ruth Ozeki’s MY YEAR OF MEATS. Read more
Starts out a little trashy, but ends up a great story...funny, a page turner, and a little preachy, but the writing is so compelling that the preachiness is forgivable.Published 4 months ago by Nona Smith