6-3-2 Jingumae (Harajuku)
Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture 150

The Good Books Good Food Club September Meetup

Once a month on the 4th Wednesday evening- lets meet and discuss a book together in English. And let's have some good food at the same time. Some book clubs meet at the same spot every month, but let's get to know new food joints as we learn about new authors and books.

Our first two books will be;

for September- DATE 9/12
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (Paperback) by Malcolm Gladwell
available in Japan at Amazon.co.jp @
"Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a marriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, selling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on our "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea."

for October- Date 10/24
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel (Paperback) by Jonathan Safran Foer

Meeting up at Cozmo's Cafe in Shibuya
"Adult/High School-Oskar Schell is not your average nine-year-old. A budding inventor, he spends his time imagining wonderful creations. He also collects random photographs for his scrapbook and sends letters to scientists. When his father dies in the World Trade Center collapse, Oskar shifts his boundless energy to a quest for answers. He finds a key hidden in his father's things that doesn't fit any lock in their New York City apartment; its container is labeled "Black." Using flawless kid logic, Oskar sets out to speak to everyone in New York City with the last name of Black."

Official Website: http://bookclub.meetup.com/890/

Added by Lshannon on August 8, 2007

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