Just last month, I reviewed Grace Buchele Mineta’s second comic book My Japanese Husband STILL Thinks I’m Crazy for my Words of Asia blog event and I jumped at the opportunity to review her latest book, Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo. Similar to her previous books, the comics in Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo once again follow the adorable couple of Grace and her husband, Ryosuke as they navigate their lives as a young married couple in Tokyo.
Though Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo shares numerous similarities with Grace’s other books, what I enjoyed most regarding Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo was that there were more detailed blog posts included in this book. The blog posts in this book are extremely well thought out and better structured in this book, compared with her last two books. And I especially enjoyed the pages where Grace talks about what she loves and doesn’t love about living in Tokyo. Additionally, Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo also contains pages that inform the readers of words that are only found in Japanese. These pages are always amusing to read as we learn words such as tsundoku–suru–hito (積読する人) which is a Japanese word to describe a person who buys numerous books and lets them pile up around their house. I’m sure several people, whether they are book bloggers or not could probably relate to this.
Furthermore if you enjoyed the forewords that Ryosuke contributed to Grace’s last two books, then you’re in for a treat as the foreword in Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo is probably my favourite one to this point. Thus, if you’re a fan of Grace’s blog, videos, the comics she creates, and/or you like reading about adorable couples then you’ll definitely enjoy Confessions of a Texan in Tokyo.
Regardless of how this book came into my possession, the above review consists of my honest opinion of the book and my opinion only.