Literati Bookstore Presents: Michelle Zauner, Crying in H Mart



Signing line access is sold out – if tickets are returned, they may be available for purchase - $25 General Admission, Signed Book Bundle + Signing Line Access
Includes one pre-signed paperback copy of Crying in H Mart and access to a post-event signing line to have your copy personalized and take pictures with Michelle.

$25 General Admission, Signed Book Bundle
Includes one pre-signed paperback copy of Crying in H Mart. Does not include access to the signing line.

$10 General Admission
General admission access to the event.

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Literati Bookstore is thrilled to welcome New York Times-bestselling author and indie rock sensation Michelle Zauner to Ann Arbor and the Michigan Theater on her first official book tour, celebrating the paperback release of Crying in H Mart. Michelle will be in conversation with a special guest, TBA.

All tickets are general admission. All book bundle tickets include a pre-signed paperback copy of Crying in H Mart. A limited number of book-bundle + signing line tickets are also available and provide access to a post-event signing line where you can have your pre-signed copy personalized and take photos with Michelle.

About the book: 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).