Michelle Zauner presents Crying in H Mart

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Michelle Zauner presents Crying in H Mart

  • Ages 21+
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Michelle Zauner presents Crying in H Mart ・ Monday, March 27・6:30pm Doors・7:30pm Show

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The Bell House 149 7th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave) Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Greenlight and The Bell House are thrilled to welcome musician and author Michelle Zauner to celebrate the paperback release of Crying in H Mart. Best known under the name Japanese Breakfast, singer and guitarist Michelle Zauner's voice is just as alive on the page as it is on stage with her stunning debut memoir, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Please join us at The Bell House for the celebration of Zauner's paperback release of Crying in H Mart.

Each book bundled ticket includes a signed copy of Crying in H Mart, to be picked up at the event. Mask-wearing is recommended to attend this event. Ages 21+. This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

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.

(Photo Credit: Barbora Mrazkova)

Bar Opens at 5:00 PM

6:30pm Doors / 7:30pm Show

Tickets $20 (Book Included)

Ages 21+

*This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection