Autobiography of a Geisha is the true life story of Sayo Masuda. She was sold to a geisha house when she was twelve years old. She became a full geisha at the age of sixteen. This book is so... raw and honest. My heart ached for Sayo throughout the book. She had a hard life, yet she had the courage to tell her story to others. The writing is simple yet well done. The book ends when Sayo gets a job as a nanny watching children. It ends with a sense of hope, that Sayo's luck was finally becoming better. This was a very interesting glimpse into the world of geisha and I'm glad I read Autobiography of a Geisha.