SOLD OUT! Michelle Zauner: Crying in H Mart
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will not be a waitlist or standby line.
Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre! Celebrate the paperback release of Crying in H Mart with author Michelle Zauner, with a special guest to come.
This event will include a talk at Coolidge Corner Theatre, followed by a signing across the street at Brookline Booksmith.
**NOT ALL TICKETS INCLUDE ACCESS TO THE SIGNING. Signing tickets are limited. Please select carefully!**
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"Entrance + Signed Book" tickets include a general admission seat at the event AND a signed paperback copy of Crying at H Mart.
"Entrance + Book + Signing" tickets include a general admission seat at the event, a paperback copy of Crying at H Mart, and entrance to the signing line.
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Crying in H Mart
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • 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
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.
MICHELLE ZAUNER is best known as a singer and guitarist who creates dreamy, shoegaze-inspired indie pop under the name Japanese Breakfast. She has won acclaim from major music outlets around the world for releases like Psychopomp (2016) and Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017). Her most recent album, Jubilee (2021), earned two GRAMMY nominations for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Her first book, Crying in H Mart, is a New York Times Best Seller. She’s currently adapting the memoir for the screen for MGM’s Orion Pictures.