Champagne Salary

Champagne Salary: Diary of a Tokyo Hostess is the story of a young Canadian woman who travels to Japan in hopes for a better life. Raised on a small farm in the rural northwest, Rose Beach grows frustrated with waitressing and struggling to earn money for college and a music career. When a friend tells her about the hostessing industry in Tokyo, where pretty western girls can earn huge salaries for lighting cigarettes, pouring drinks and singing karaoke in clubs, Rose decides to take a chance.

Champagne Salary is Rose Beach’s personal account of her introduction to the Japanese hostess industry, including the myth and the reality. Sharing a tiny apartment with five other women in Roppongi, she is immersed in the world of Tokyo nightclubs where she, along with her new friends, deals with dress codes, curfews and strict expectations from club managers. Within the clubs, she meets many colorful characters, develops friendships, risks danger and discovers love.

Along the way, Rose is transformed by Tokyo and returns to Canada with a new strength and perspective about her own life. Champagne Salary is written in a casual, warm style, like a friend sharing selected scenes from her diary. At times it is informative, funny, shocking and sad, but always entertaining. It is a book you will want to read and share with friends!

ISBN 978-0-9832608-5-1                                                                                $15.95 Retail – $12.00 on this site

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14 Comments to “Champagne Salary”

  1. Belle Beach says:

    This looks so hot!! Can`t wait to read!!

  2. LEILA DOLAT says:

    I have been so excited about the release of this book! I can’t read to read it! It’s bound to be a treat!!

  3. Elie Rubinstein says:

    Can’t wait to read this book!! I’m so proud of you, Rose!

  4. would like to buy several copies of “champagne salary”
    where do I purchase these copies
    thanks , arlette

  5. Lozen McDiarmid says:

    OMG! Rose, this looks amazing and I can’t wait to ‘hear’ about those Roppongi nights from your own words. It’s cool and crazy, and I’m really looking forward to reading about events, people and places that I know first-hand. Just one word of advice, “Please do not forget your cardigan.”

  6. Chelsea Hagen says:

    So excited to read! Looks like an awesome book! Way to go Rose!!!

  7. Cheryl L'Hirondelle says:

    Rose – I’m so proud of you – CONGRATS!
    I look forward to reading all about your life in Japan.

  8. Bernadette Wagner says:

    Congrats! Always good to hear about the birth of another Saskatchewan-born book! Be sure to pass info along to the Sask Writers Guild!

  9. Marnie says:

    This is great! Sounds like a fantastic read. I’ll pick one up for sure

  10. pbadmin says:

    May 3, 2012

    Thanks for your suggestion. We just switched to this new website on May 1 and are still inserting tags and experimenting with traffic strategies. I will pass this on to our webmaster.

    Thanks again!

  11. Sarah says:

    Sounds like such an awesome read, can’t wait to hear the story of your travels! I am looking forward to some awesome humour and an overall entertaining story. So proud of you!

  12. Brionne Kennedy says:

    Wow !!! That book looks good! I can’t wait to read it! I’ve always been interested to know what happens out there. congrats to your amazing work.

  13. Bev says:

    I am so looking forward to reading the book. It sounds fascinating. Something you could never share in a simple conversation. I am sure there were so many interesting adventures we can all live vicariously! Can’t wait to order and read it. Congrats Rose!!!!! Wow:)

  14. Ashley says:

    I couldn’t put this book down! Champagne Salary: diary of a Tokyo hostess is an informative and entertaining account of the Japanese hostess industry as seen through the eyes of a young Canadian woman who sets off on an adventure of a lifetime. Along the way she finds out that she possesses a fierce inner strength that carries her through life’s challenges and the difficult times. At once real and exotic the story is revealing and compelling and had me staying up late fighting sleep wanting to read just one more chapter. It is written in the voice your best friend or sister recounting the juicy details of her experience abroad. Well done!

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