Nov 23, 2020
I loved this book! 36 year old Keiko Furukura lives alone and works at a convenience store. She's content but, under enormous social pressure, caves and invites a miserable leech into her life as a boarder and pretend boyfriend, much to the delight of her friends and family. This book is better than "quirky" and it's nothing like Amelie (?), I think it's a good and critical examination of our obsessions with career and family as measurements of a life well lived. Especially for millennials pressured into college educations, saddled by debt, stressed about the future and denied the same securities that allowed their parents' generation to build wealth, there's at least a kernel of truth to Keiko's "wacky" way of life. :)