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“An engaging book, Learning to Bow earns higher marks than the usual scholarly analysis.” -- Business Tokyo

“A refreshingly original look at Japan…this book is a revelation.” -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A charming and incisive close-up of the most important part of the Japanese miracle- the making of a Japanese.” -- Robert Elegant, author of Pacific Destiny

“Gems of insight and understanding.” -- Rocky Mountain News

“A hilarious and revealing book [that] marks the debut of a formidable talent.” -- James Fallows, Washington Editor of Atlantic Monthly

“Mark Salzman fans and other aficionados of things Eastern will love…Bruce Feiler’s Learning to Bow.” -- Elle

“Filled with rich anecdotes that tell far more than dry, academic tomes on the same subject.” -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Always fascinating and often funny…one of those rare books that shows the Japanese as fully rounded human beings.” -- Washington Post

“As fascinating an account of Japanese life as you could find anywhere…Don’t miss this one.” -- Grand Rapids Press

About the Author

Bruce Feiler is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including Abraham, Where God Was Born, America's Prophet, The Council of Dads, and The Secrets of Happy Families. He is a columnist for the New York Times, a popular lecturer, and a frequent commentator on radio and television. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and twin daughters.


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  • Publisher : Perennial; Reprint edition (May 11, 2004)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0060577207
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0060577209
  • Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions : 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
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