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_”The layers of the city, its extraordinary food pleasures, its quirkinesses, emerge as the author and his family spend an intense month living in Tokyo and exploring widely…Warning: this book will make you hungry. You’ll yearn, as I do, to catch the next plane to Tokyo, so you can get eating.”_
—**Naomi Duguid**, writer and traveler; her most recent book is [BURMA: Rivers of Flavor](http://www.amazon.com/Burma-Rivers-Flavor-Naomi-Duguid/dp/1579654134/) (Artisan 2012)
_”This is the book I’ve been hoping Matthew would write: smart, opinionated, and wickedly funny, crammed with in-the-know tips and observations… I love this book.”_
—**Molly Wizenberg**, author of [A Homemade Life](http://www.amazon.com/Homemade-Life-Stories-Recipes-Kitchen/dp/1416551069/) and blogger, [Orangette](http://orangette.net/)
Tokyo is the city of skyscrapers and bullet trains, high-tech toilets and souped-up vending machines.
Tokyo is the city where, every morning, your neighbors pin underwear to clotheslines and the chef down the street nods hello as he strikes the head off a wriggling eel.
InÂ _Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo,_ a Seattle family finds out what itâ€™s really like to live and eat in this most exciting and misunderstood of places. Traveling to the worldâ€™s biggest city to live in a tiny apartment and ride overcrowded trains may not sound like your idea of a relaxing vacation.
But Tokyo, it turns out, is a city to fall in love with…
[Read the introduction](https://rootsandgrubs.com/pgno-preview)
[See the photos](https://www.rootsandgrubs.com/pretty-good-number-one-photos/)
## More praise
â€œPretty Good Number One will put a smile on your face quicker than you can say â€˜Arigato!â€™… Perfectly sums up all of the reasons why I myself fell in love with the country, and why, once you have been, you will want to return again and again.â€
â€”Rachael Hutchings, LaFujiMama.com
â€œA must-read for anyone traveling to Tokyo or dreaming of that future trip.â€
â€”Yukari Sakamoto, author of Food Sake Tokyo