Acclaimed indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, Michelle Zauner delivers an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity in Crying in H Mart.
Michelle tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school, of struggling with her mother’s high expectations, of a painful adolescence, and of treasured months with her mother bonding over heaping plates of food. As she got older, her Koreanness began to feel more distant. It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.
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.
Michelle Zauner—musician, director, and author—is best known as lead singer and guitarist of the highly acclaimed, Grammy-nominated band Japanese Breakfast. Her debut book, Crying in H Mart, has also received praise as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and as a Best Book of 2021 from Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and more.
“A warm and wholehearted work of literature, an honest and detailed account of grief over time, studded with moments of hope, humor, beauty, and clear-eyed observation.” —The Seattle Times
VIP Experience (limited quantity) includes reserved front section seating, a paperback copy of Crying in H Mart, and a Fast Track pass for the book signing