Autobiography

90-Day Geisha: My Time as a Tokyo Hostess by Chelsea Haywood

By Chelsea Haywood

An introspective trip into the glamorous world—and temptations—of jap nightlife, by way of former version Chelsea Haywood.
The hard-drinking, drug-taking, all-night tradition that dominates Tokyo’s Roppongi district could be a surreal position. Overworked jap company males pays handsomely for the providers of a hostess—someone to speak to, somebody to supply scorching towels and beverages, and infrequently only a spouse with whom to sing karaoke with all evening. Intrigued through rumors of this unusual lifestyle and armed together with her 90-day paintings visa and new husband, Matt, Chelsea throws herself into the lion’s den. but what she discovers approximately herself and in regards to the population of this nocturnal existence a ways exceeds her expectations.

Hostessing, she involves locate, has “very little to do with intercourse, quite a bit to do with psychology, and not anything to do with prostitution.” Her character and dialog abilities are her best commodity, and Chelsea quick reveals herself charmed by means of those billionaire males, a lot of whom are humorous, clever, even style, and infrequently, very lonely. yet as she turns into a growing number of connected to her consumers, Chelsea quickly unearths herself getting burned at her personal online game, because the never-ending offers, compliments, and damaging surroundings of alcohol and medicine threaten to take either her marriage, and her sanity, to the sting.

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