Crying in H Mart - Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

By Michelle Zauner

  • Release Date - Published: 2021-04-20
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Michelle Zauner
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 415 Ratings)

Crying in H Mart Michelle Zauner read online review & book description:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, 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.

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Posted Reviews

  • Ok

    By yoly t
    I am not sure I loved it, but it was readable and enjoyable at points.
  • One of the best books I have ever read.

    By Forced2review
    Absolutely amazing. This book changed my life for the better.
  • Powerful, poignant, personal

    By jpsreader
    A privilege to be able to read a very personal painful journey of navigating the complexity of mother-daughter relationship, growing up in a small town, finding oneself when mixed raced
  • Perfect

    By lyn nyl
    Love it!
  • Delightful and tragic

    By ELK777
    A must read. Rollercoaster of emotions and paints the human psyche so beautifully.

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