Karen Pond worked as a catalog copywriter for LL Bean before moving to Tokyo with her family, where she chronicled her culture shock with essays that appeared in iNTOUCH Magazine, Tokyo Families Magazine, and Being A Broad Magazine. Karen still lives in Tokyo, Japan, with her husband, three sons, and their border collie Fergus.
"There's no funny writer I know who can poke fun at her life in
Japan better than this author. If Rudyard Kipling said, "East is
east and west is west and never the twain shall meet," Karen has
definitely cracked the code to finally getting the two to laugh
together!" -Joy Saison, Tokyo Families magazine
"This is a funny book. I would get this book for the funny chapters." -City Book Review