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Author Brinkley-Rogers, Paul, author.

Title Please enjoy your happiness / Paul Brinkley-Rogers.

Publication Info. New York : Touchstone, 2016.


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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    070.9 BRI    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    92 BRINKLEY-RODGERS,P    Available
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Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Description viii, 354 pages ; 23 cm
Note "A memoir".
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents One Fine Day -- The Torment -- Blue Woman -- A Certain Girl -- Time of the Typewriter -- Man Like a Bear -- Spider Woman -- Nice Simple Boy -- There Is No Forgiveness -- Five Simple Rules -- The Police Know Everything -- Yukiko's List -- The Most Beautiful -- The Tower of Lilies -- What Is My Joy? -- Hall of Flowers -- Inappropriate Thinking -- Friends and Enemies -- Waiting Woman -- Am I OK? -- Nocturnes -- What Men Find Beautiful -- The Garden of Grand Vision -- We Are Very Sorry -- Can You Find It in Your Heart?.
Summary "Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Paul Brinkley-Rogers has lived an adventurous life all over the world. But there is one story he cannot forget: that of his haunting love affair with a mysterious older Japanese woman in 1959. Paul was a sailor aboard the USS Shangri-La that long-ago summer when he met Kaji Yukiko in the seaport of Yokosuka. A fierce intellectual, Yukiko shared her astonishing knowledge of literature, film, and poetry with Paul and encouraged, even demanded, that he use his gifts to become the writer he is today. But theirs was not a quiet love story. When a member of the yakuza, Japan's brutal crime syndicate, attempted to kidnap Yukiko, Paul realized that there was much more to her--and to Japan in the devastating wake of World War II--than he saw at first glance. Through the searing letters that Yukiko wrote to him and Paul's vivid telling of a history made all the more powerful and poignant by the weight of time, Please Enjoy Your Happiness reaches across decades and continents, inviting us all to revisit those loves of our lives that never do end."--Book jacket.
Subject Americans -- Japan -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Man-woman relationships.
May-December romances.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781501151255

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