This event is an interview/Q&A and book signing.
Doors open at 6:30pm
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 an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity. It became a New York Times Best Seller, and she’s currently adapting the memoir for the screen for MGM’s Orion Pictures.
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir is an exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance. With humor and heart, Zauner 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.
Praise for Crying in H Mart:
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, Time, NPR, Washington Post, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, Philadelphia Inquirer, Goodreads, BuzzFeed, and more.
One of President Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year
One of The Smithsonian’s Ten Best Books About Food of the Year