Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

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This is a memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

In this story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up the only Asian American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal pancreatic cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.

Title:Crying in H Mart
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525657743
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    Crying in H Mart Reviews

  • Cindy

    It feels weird to rate this book, because while reading it, I felt like the book was not intended to be for anybody but the author herself. She dives into all the food associated with her culture and ...

  • Carley

    Thank you Knopf for the copy of this book!(4.5/5) cried twice during this ill never be mean to my mom ever again i stg! This book is worth every bit of hype you've heard about it! the connection betwe...

  • Lucy Dacus

    I was worried I’d have some bias in favor of this book since Michelle is a pal, but I can confidently say that, by any metric, it’s incredible. Lots of tears, but some laughs too. It’s a bare an...

  • Sofia

    Crying in H Mart is my favorite book of all time. The quiet devastation, the raw emotion, the sheer wisdom inside its pages. It brought tears to my eyes practically every other page. I've never gone t...

  • Mischenko

    This touching memoir written by Michelle Zauner is about growing up as a Korean-American in the United States, her sometimes complicated relationship with her parents, and her experience of losing her...

  • JanB

    Losing a mother is a watershed event, and life is never the same againI'm shocked that the descriptions and grief of losing her mother didn't bring back painful memories of losing my own but strangely...

  • Anne Bogel

    I loved this book. Review to follow. ...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook.....debut, read by the author: Michelle Zauner 7 hours and 23 minutes As Dani Shapiro said....(an author I have a high opinion of), “All Mothers in daughters will recognize themselves and ...

  • niri

    this book is so good also it sent me into a depressive spiral...

  • monica kim

    dnf @ 75pgs - i have to step away from this read as i’m finding it incredibly triggering. that’s nothing against the book itself - it’s a stunning memoir that i highly recommend from what i read...