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When I discovered that Grace Buchele Mineta had published three comic books, I was curious to see what they were like. My hubby ordered all three comic books through Grace Buchele Mineta's Etsy Store called Texan In Tokyo. If you purchase Grace Buchele Mineta's comic books through her Etsy store, they are autographed by both Grace Buchele Mineta and her husband, Ryosuke, and are shipped to you from Japan. The comic books arrived to my mailbox last Saturday, which was a lot quicker than expected!! Included with each of the comic books were cute postcards. :-)
I read Grace Buchele Mineta's first comic book, My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy, and enjoyed reading it very much. My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy by Grace Buchele Mineta is a combination comic book mixed with short essays about life in Japan as a white American woman married to Japanese man. Some of the essays Grace Buchele Mineta included in her comic book are as follows: Laundry in Japan Vs. Texas, The 5 Rules of Train Etiquette in Japan, 7 Questions Interracial Couples Are Tired of Hearing, 15 Things I Love About Living In Tokyo, and other fun and informative essays.
I enjoyed the layout of My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy by Grace Buchele Mineta and its mixture of comics and essays. The comics themselves are done in black and white and are really cute. I'm looking forward to reading the other two comic books Grace Buchele Mineta has written.
My two complaints about My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy by Grace Buchele Mineta are as follows:
1. I don't like the title of Grace's comic book!! Grace's hubby, Ryosuke, writes a lovely and supportive forward in her comic book. There is nothing about Ryosuke that would indicate that he thinks Grace is "crazy", so I think the title of her book should be ditched. This is only a minor issue for me.
2. I've only read some of Grace Buchele Mineta's blog/website Texan In Tokyo. On her blog/website, I read her post titled 7 Questions Interracial Couples Are Tired of Hearing for FREE, yet this post ends up being published in her book, which I paid for mind you... I don't know if any of the other essays in her comic book also appear on her blog as well, but the point I want to make is that I don't want to pay for material that I can read for FREE on someone's blog/website.
The following is a blurb about My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy by Grace Buchele Mineta from Amazon:
“My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy: The Comic Book” is the autobiographical misadventures of a native Texan freelancer and her Japanese “salaryman” husband: in comic book form. From earthquakes and crowded trains, to hilarious cultural faux pas, this comic explores the joys of living and working abroad, intercultural marriages, and trying to make a decent pot roast on Thanksgiving.I am giving My Japanese Husband Thinks I'm Crazy by Grace Buchele Mineta a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.