Reviews tagging 'Mental illness'

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

66 reviews

scmiller's review

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4.25


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leahfoko's review against another edition

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challenging emotional sad

5.0


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rhi_reading's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective sad medium-paced

5.0

A beautiful, heartbreaking memoir on the illness and loss of Michelle’s mother, intricately woven with her relationship with Korean food and  her own identity, and how all these three things combine to become one. I listened to this as an audiobook and I’m sure more than one person has seen me waiting at a red light ugly sobbing over my steering wheel. 

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ephemeralzen's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring reflective sad fast-paced

3.75


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signeskov's review against another edition

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challenging emotional medium-paced

5.0

A beautiful read, providing heartache and important reflections on life, death, identity, motherhood, and grief throughout. The audiobook read by Zauner herself only made the experience even more intimate; anyone who has needed to deal with any of the themes mentioned just above are bound to be moved by and find something in themselves similar to Zauner’s story.

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stephmcoakley's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad medium-paced

4.0


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filmnoirz's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad medium-paced

4.25

as someone who is so incredibly attached to her mother and has an awkward (to say the least) relationship with her father, my heart has been crushed and the itty bitty pieces found their way back to each other as the book came to an end. so so good.

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lwarburton's review against another edition

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reflective sad medium-paced

4.5


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melissa_b_67's review against another edition

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4.0


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cepbreed's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad medium-paced

5.0

I hate this book. It’s even worse that it’s a memoir, this is her actual life and yet I’m imparting all of my painful feelings onto her family. Michelle Zauner has crafted a story that has forced me to become both daughter and mother, a dangerous evolution for me, a daughter who is so single minded. I knew I would relate very rawly to her experience. I mean how could I not. I’m a half Korean half white girl born and raised in America whose connections to her heritage and mother are never good enough. That speaks for the daughter side of it all, but seeing Zauner take on the primary caregiver role for an extremely chronically ill person has put me entirely in my mother’s shoes. Obviously I didn’t die, but I was nearly there. I hated myself so much, for being so sickly, so full of hatred, so ugly, so weak, but my mother stood witness to it all. She absorbed my pain and never let hers show. Zauner’s words have cut deep into old scars and torn my heart in two. This memoir is everything to me and I’ll never be the same. 

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