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Moe Oshikiri releases book detailing earlier hardships and how to find happiness

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Model Moe Oshikiri, 29, released her first book at an event at a book store in Ginza, signing copies and shaking hands with the 100 lucky women in attendance. The book, on sale for 777 yen, is titled “Moderu Shikkaku” or “No Longer a Model,” which Oshikiri explained was a play on her favorite author Osamu Dazai’s famous 1948 novel called “Ningen Shikkaku” or “No Longer Human.” Oshikiri said that while she is doing well now, it hadn’t always been this way, and that her beginnings were mired in failure.

Oshikiri said the book took her nearly half a year to finish, and that there were times when she cried as she typed her story into the computer. The book tells of how her first modeling agency went bankrupt, and she ended up working day jobs, such as putting strawberries on cakes. Oshikiri also writes of her complexes about her appearance, and how she suffered from a spinal injury in 2005 after being dumped by a wave in Hawaii, and spent the next three months out of work.

The book is subtitled “Attitude that will lead to happiness,” and Oshikiri writes of how anyone can be happy with the right attitude, and that anyone can find happiness if they try. Oshikiri said she would like to be a model for many more years yet to come.

Asked if she had given a copy of the book to her boyfriend, Yomiuri Giants pitcher Takahiko Nomaguchi, 25, Oshikiri got all shy and tried to hide her face behind the book, but did say she had given one to someone she liked.

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The book tells of how her first modeling agency went bankrupt, and she >ended up working day jobs, such as putting strawberries on cakes.

OMG the poor girl. Not strawberries.

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I'm sure we heard everything we needed to hear about the book in this article.

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Total fodder. Give me a break. If she can write a book, then ANYBODY can write a book. Error not.

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She could make a ton more money by putting out a racy photo collection book.

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She was asked if she gave a copy of her book to her boyfriend? Could there be a lamer question to her? Surely it could have been phrased better.

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OMG the poor girl. Not strawberries.

That made me laugh!!

Seriously what does she know about "tough" She was given this beauty, it would make her absolute moron if she wasn't able to sell it. She had good luck from day one. I am not saying that I am jealous, but she should shut the hell up! Compared to middle aged guys getting laid off in the middle of the crisis, she is nothing!

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there were times when she cried as she typed her story into the computer. The book tells of how her first modeling agency went bankrupt, and she ended up working day jobs, such as putting strawberries on cakes. Oshikiri also writes of her complexes about her appearance, and how she suffered from a spinal injury in 2005 after being dumped by a wave in Hawaii, and spent the next three months out of work.

this is begging to be made into a movie, the triumph of the human sprit over unbearable hardships. call Angelina whasserface

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Imagine, a beautiful women in Japan with no skills having to be a day worker! Gasp, shock, horror. Eye roll.

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she ended up working day jobs, such as putting strawberries on cakes.

Poor girl, having to work one of the "4K" jobs - kiken, kitanai, kitsui, ke-ki dekore-shon

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Poor girl, having to work one of the "4K" jobs - kiken, kitanai, kitsui, ke-ki dekore-shon

:D THAT is gold!

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I would like to have rescued her from the big bad waves in Hawaii.

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Dazai Osamu tried suicide three times, until he finally got it. Has Moe chan any plans to emulate the great man?

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hahahaha

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She was given this beauty

Another bitter believer in the foolish theory of "Life's Lottery." Moe's looks are based upon her parents genetics, not some gift from a god or magic wishing pond. Attractive parents have attractive kids. If either of them have half a mind, she might be intelligent and the book might be interesting for those into autobiographies by models. Not me, of course. Still, give her credit for writing the book herself and not relying on a ghost writer (like Obama).

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So her "hardships" were having to do a menial job for a while and being injured while on holiday in Hawaii. My heart bleeds.

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Jezzus H. What a tear jerker.

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Hey, does this mean she never suffered from split ends?

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She's 29 ? Yes,she would have all the answers....777yen ? Hilarious.

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ISn't she too young to write the authobiagrathy? DOES SHE ACHIEVE SOME GREAT RESULTS IN MODELLING? Who is she think she is?

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Having to put strawberries on cakes; was this seasonal work as the old Xmas cake is only a 2mths a year job.

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anyone who thinks her looks are the benefit of genetics needs to google her name.

i imagine the contents of this book have nothing to do with learning to love life through the simple joys of friendship and cultivating your interests, and everything to do with becoming part of the status quo. sigh.

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