Have you read "Memoirs

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Have you read "Memoirs of a Geisha" yet?

It's the fictionalised biography of a geisha in Kyoto before WWII. The book offers a glimpse into a lifestyle that is slowly fading away. It's well-written and extremely entertaining.

But the author, Arthur Golden, is being sued by his primary source--a retired geisha now living in New York. I guess she's been there long enough to meet some lawyers. She charges that he used personal information he wasn't allowed to reveal. She wants a cut of the profit for the pain of being identified as the geisha who life is the seed of the story.

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