Bathhouses and Bodybags is Anne Crescini's second book about life as a foreigner in the Land of the Rising Sun. This collection of 100 short readings covers both serious topics like gender issues and religion, and more humorous issues like toilets, bread, and the maddening lack of air conditioning and heat. Drawing on more than 13 years of experience living and working among the Japanese people, Anne aims to build on the information and insight from her first book, Driving Me Crazy About It. Whether you are living in Japan, planning on moving here, or just interested in learning the ins-and-outs of the culture, Bathhouses and Bodybags will send you on your way to learning about this complex but fascinating culture, and hopefully leave you wanting to experience the wonder of Japan for yourself.
Anne Crescini has been living in Japan for thirteen years. She is currently working as a university teacher on the southern island of Kyushu. In addition to writing books about life in Japan, she also enjoys researching Japanese English and Study Abroad. She is living the dream with her husband Riz, and three young daughters.