87 pages 2 hours read

Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

Nonfiction | Autobiography / Memoir | Adult | Published in 2021

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Essay Topics


Explore how Zauner’s relationship with food is tied to her relationship with her mother and her mother’s family. What does traditional Korean food mean in the context of this memoir?


How does Zauner’s biracial identity create inner conflict, and how does that conflict resolve throughout the memoir?


Zauner and Chongmi struggle throughout Zauner’s early life. How does this struggle continue into Chongmi’s illness?