Michelle Zauner

Michelle Zauner is a Korean-American musician, author, and director, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Japanese Breakfast. She is also the author of the memoir 'Crying in H Mart,' which explores her experiences with her Korean heritage and the loss of her mother.


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  1. 1. Crying In H Mart

    This memoir is a poignant exploration of grief, identity, and heritage through the lens of food and family. The author recounts her experiences growing up as a Korean-American, the complex relationship with her mother, and the profound loss she endures after her mother's death. The narrative weaves between past and present, detailing the author's struggle to find her identity in the intersection of two cultures and her journey to understanding and accepting her heritage, all while navigating the universal experiences of love, loss, and healing. The supermarket H Mart serves as a symbolic anchor for the author's reflections on her mother's homeland and the culinary traditions that serve as a vital link to her memories and cultural roots.

    The 10630th Greatest Book of All Time