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7 Reddit comments about Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea:

u/MasterOnion47 · 903 pointsr/todayilearned


North Koreans generally refer to pretty girls as "Section 5 girls", as they will likely be impressed into service by Section 5 of the Organisation and Guidance Department, which is responsible for Kim Jong-il's private life. Section 5 maintains his guesthouses and villas, and maintain the food and "entertainment" there.

The girls are selected at 13, undergo annual examinations until 16 for final selection, do a year of training, and are stationed from the ages of 17-24 at different Kim holiday homes and retreats.


u/_Insert_Name_ · 122 pointsr/todayilearned

This book states that these women 'serve' between the ages of 17-24 and that they're selected at the age of 13. This book then states that "Pleasure girls retired from the corps at 22, after which they were often married off to other members of the elite."

u/fr0zenyepthatone · 4 pointsr/NorthKoreaNews

This book - Dear Leader - really explained it well to me through the eyes of a defector who had actually met Kim Jong-Il and was his poet laureate.

It was fascinating how he went from believing the propaganda to seeing the truth.

u/Quackattackaggie · 2 pointsr/IAmA

If you are interested in this kind of thing, Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee is a must read. He is an insider who escaped and gives unprecedented inside views.

u/jaywalker1982 · 2 pointsr/northkorea

>Out of every 10 people who get out who know high-level things (maybe what, five years worth?) maybe one will very rarely come forward.

Speaking of this, if you haven't read Dear Leader I really think you'll enjoy it Chist0ph. Jang Jin-sung, who founded New Focus International, wrote it and it's an amzing read from someone who had a rare position in the Party.

u/Waffleguna · 2 pointsr/NorthKoreaNews

Has anybody read Jang Jin-sung's book, Dear Leader? It came out a couple months ago. He's a good source of information on the regime, but at the same time a bad source of information on the regime...

Have you read his book? How is it?

u/imimbles · 1 pointr/worldnews

You could always read his book, which details his views pretty extensively.

It's pretty good actually.