Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart

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An unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids 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 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.

Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, and complete with family photos, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread.

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 ...

  • 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...

  • Taylor Reid

    In this intimate and evocative memoir, Michelle Zauner shares her experience growing up Korean American and how her mother’s cancer diagnosis sparked her to recover and embrace her history and cultu...

  • emma

    in the shock of the century, the book on every single 2021 favorites list is also on yet another 2021 favorites list. find mine: https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...-----------------Sometimes the ...

  • jessica

    i feel like this book wasnt written for readers, but for MZ herself. its a cathartic exercise through grief and heartbreak and life. its extremely personal, which makes me not want to review this. but...

  • niri

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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • ally

    the only book to ever make me cryknew it’d be a favorite within the first chapter reading vlog here: https://youtu.be/NTm9viUL5nI :,)...