Japanese Breakfast signs book deal for Crying In H Mart memoir

Michelle Zauner’s first book is about “searching for identity in a hybrid culture.”

February 28, 2019
Japanese Breakfast signs book deal for <I>Crying In H Mart</i> memoir Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast performs onstage during Coachella 2018 in Indio, California.   Matt Cowan/Getty

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast has signed a book deal for her memoir Crying in H Mart. The title will be published by Knopf at an undisclosed date and follows an acclaimed 2018 New Yorker article of the same name.

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A press release announcing the news describes Zauner's story as being "about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother too young, searching for identity in a hybrid culture, and finding a passion for her ancestry and Korean cooking as a way to heal and return to her roots in the wake of loss."

Zauner spoke about many of these subjects, and more, in her 2018 FADER cover story.

Japanese Breakfast signs book deal for Crying In H Mart memoir