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Sayo Masuda
Died: June 26, 2008
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The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it 7 years ago
Autobiography of a Geisha is the true life story of Sayo Masuda. She was sold to a geisha house when she was twelve years old. She became a full geisha at the age of sixteen. This book is so... raw and honest. My heart ached for Sayo throughout the book. She had a hard life, yet she had the courage ...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 9 years ago
Not just a good book, but an important one.Sayo Masuda's memoir gives an unembellished, unromanticized view of what it was really like to live and work as a geisha. It's a story of extreme poverty and oppression, but her resilience, spirit and humor shine through. It feels to me as though translator...
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