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Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

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3.0


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mrsprincekyu's review

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5.0

I knew I was going to connect to this book but inevitably it hit me right in the heart. The way I felt seen is I’m sure the same as any halfie, but to hear the thought verbalized “am I even Korean without my mother?” Is something I’ve both thought and feared so many times. Afraid to go back to Thailand someday without my mom, that my mother essentially is my only real tie to my culture. Yet for me, the way the author describes her mother is humorous to me because it reminds me not of my mother, but of my husband (naturally, since he’s the Korean one, not my mom). I think this really puts into words what so many of us mixed kids feel, and a lot of what I worry for my own son, who’s going to have to navigate his own identity someday (being even more mixed than I am). It’s very telling also of how food in itself is like a living embodiment of culture.

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2.25


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4.0


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scmiller's review

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4.75


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itsjoenna's review against another edition

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3.0

i heard a lot of good things about this book, sadly it didn't work for me. i'll be honest, the first half is pretty boring and the other half is just okay. and because i'm not that familiar with Korean food, i often just skim through every mention of it, which is quite a lot. overall, this book just wasn't for me, didn't resonate with me, just an okay book. i really want to like this, but... sorry.

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3.5

This was not a bad book at all and I have nothing but empathy for everything Zauner went through in this memoir. I can't really explain why I struggled to connect with it - it was well-written and has clearly been very successful with most readers, which I'm glad about! I think for me, I prefer memoirs that recount a very unusual experience or provide a very new perspective on things, whereas as difficult as the loss of a loved one is, and as much as I wish nobody ever had to go through it, the emotions and processes Zauner describes going through make perfect, obvious sense. That doesn't mean I wouldn't recommend it, or that I think Zauner shouldn't have bothered writing it, or that I think she owes anyone a more dramatic story. But it does mean I don't think this book was aimed at me.

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