TICKETS SOLD OUT: Michelle Zauner presents her memoir CRYING IN H MART, with Andrea Reusing

Monday, April 17, 2023 - Doors open at 6:00 pm, Talk begins at 7:00 pm

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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, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity, is a New York Times Best Seller. She’s currently adapting the memoir for the screen for MGM’s Orion Pictures. 

Andrea Reusing is the chef and owner of Lantern restaurant and was the recipient of the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Southeast”; in 2011 and Lantern was named one of Gourmet Magazine’s America’s Top 50 Restaurants and one of “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences” in Food & Wine. In 2011, Reusing published her cookbook, Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes, which was named one of the most notable cookbooks of the year by The New York Times. Reusing was the founding chef of The Durham Hotel and is the founder of Kitchen Patrol, Lantern’s project to improve children’s access to quality food through weekly cooking classes and serves on the board of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.



Event date: 
Monday, April 17, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Cats Cradle, Main Room
300 E. Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510