Flyleaf Books Presents

Michelle Zauner presents her memoir Crying in H Mart

Monday, April 17
Doors: 6pm : Show: 7pm
$22.28

EVENT TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. We are currently processing ticket orders. If you have submitted your online order already, we have it & you’re in! We will be sending out confirmations as we process orders; expect to receive your confirmation by the end of day on Saturday, January 21. Detailed information about event check-in will be sent to customers on Friday, April 14.

STILL AVAILABLE: Order here to receive a signed copy of Crying in H Mart (paperback) for in-store pickup at Flyleaf Books or shipping after the April 17 event. (Sorry, no personalizations.)

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

Your ticket covers admission for 1 person to this exclusive event and a paperback copy of Crying in H Mart. Additional taxes & fees apply. Masks are recommended at this event, and a signing line will occur after the talk. Your ticket is non-refundable, but if the event is canceled due to events beyond our control, you will still receive your copy of the book and we will do our best to make it a signed copy. We reserve the right to limit the number of books to be signed.

This event is off-site and will take place at the Back Room of the Cat’s Cradle at 300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC, 27510. This is a general admission, unseated event. Event check-in determines the order of the signing line, so come early for an early spot in the signing line.


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.

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