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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.
Ozeki is a wonderful novelist, innovative, unusual and daring. This book is as good as "A Tale for the Time Being," which I read first. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Dolores Soldo
I cannot find the words to describe my awe of the talent of the talent of Ruth Ozeki. As organic as it is pointed and direct, this document-novel educated me about the horrors of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christine Laphkas
Loved this book had me riveted all the way through - such complex and interesting character development as well as some cracking yarnsPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you haven't read Ruth Ozeki-- buy this. I've lived 35 years in Japan and she nails down the Japanese quirks and qualities so very humorously, weaving them in to an... Read morePublished 2 months ago by stiletto
I am very impressed with the intelligence and depth of motion that Ruth Ozeki displays in her writing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Noeleen Shaw
At first I thought it would be too light weight on real info, but as I got into book it had memorable and influential descriptions of the state of raising animals for meat. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beth Cogswell
Whenever I feel like writing is ultimately a wasteful self-indulgence, I remind myself of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marcy A. Sheiner