Media Review – Crying in H Mart

The indie music star known as Japanese Breakfast delivers a complex, thought-provoking memoir of growing up mixed-race and how her mother’s death brought her to a reckoning with her own heritage.” Waterstones

‘Crying in H Mart’ is a memoir by Michelle Zauner about growing up Korean-American in Eugene, Oregon, and her relationship with her mother, Chongmi, who died of cancer when Zauner was 25. The memoir was developed from an essay Zauner wrote for The New Yorker in August 2018, also titled ‘Crying In H Mart’. Michelle Zauner has now written a screenplay for a film adaptation of her book (and written the soundtrack as Japanese Breakfast).

Listen to what the smallVOICE team make of the memoir in our June podcast at around 5’40 minutes.


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