A week of firsts! Book review. Podcast. And more.
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 Shanghai Lady

Spring is in the air and my thoughts turn to my book launch! One month minus one and counting. We're already over capacity (100+) and the poor folks at Boekhandel van Rossum are tearing their hair out trying to figure out how to fit all these people into the store. 

My first book review has come in and it's a doozy. I love any review that puts my name and "master" in the same sentence!

More firsts this week:

So the image above is me, jumping for joy. No, just kidding. It's a print entitled "A child watching dancers" by the 19th century Japanese master Kunisada, whose exhibit I saw on the very last day at the SieboldHuis

In honor of International Women's Day, here is this week's blog: Shame Is a Useless Emotion. This article is about the role of shame in causing young women to self-harm. It calls for a special shout-out to my friend Madeleine for inspiring the title and my alma mater Ramona Convent for making it possible for me to bring my message to a wider audience. 

Did you miss a recent article? Here they are:

Old House
The Sense of an Ending
A Death in the Family
War Without End
The Language of Blood
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