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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir

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From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR).

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Average rating: 7.6

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Anonymous
Jan 27, 2024
10/10 stars
this was so raw and honest, yet so beautifully written,, i loved every part of it
LMahoney
Jan 26, 2024
4/10 stars
The writing was lovely especially descriptions of food however, I was not invested in this book and wanted it to be done.
ebskane
Jan 08, 2024
10/10 stars
One of the best books I’ve read in a while. I feel the author wrote this book for me. My mom died of cancer and the author captured the many emotions that I went through. A snapshot of mother daughter complexities and stupid ass cancer. Absolutely loved it. Thanks Michelle Zauner. A beautiful beautiful beautiful book.
margardenlady
Dec 27, 2023
8/10 stars
This is a love letter about Michelle’s mom. And a tribute to how food frames both culture and family. I confess needing to look up many of the Korean foods mentioned here but they are clearly poignant reminders of her mom and will remain so for a very long time. Cancer sucks. And is a hugely unpredictable foe.
annie_
Dec 19, 2023
7/10 stars
This memoir delves into Zauner's journey of self-discovery, the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, and the ways in which food and cultural connections shape one's sense of identity. The title itself captures a moment of vulnerability and emotion in the midst of a familiar environment—the H Mart store. It should definitely be on other sites like shabd.in so that more people can read it

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