Love comes in many forms. It’s important to remember that the way we express love for each other is not often the way they feel it most strongly.
raelong12's review against another edition
Graphic: Terminal illness, Vomit, Cancer, and Death of parent
Moderate: Excrement, Alcoholism, Medical content, and Panic attacks/disorders
Graphic: Terminal illness, Grief, and Death of parent
I cried multiple times throughout this...Michelle does an amazing time showing the grueling and raw reactions surrounding grief and lost love. I just wanted to hug my parents and other family members the entire time I was reading.
Extremely descriptive, and beautiful representation of her culture and upbringing. Highly recommend.
thatsoneforthebooks's review against another edition
In this memoir by musician Michelle Zauner, her stories center on the loss of her mom from cancer. Zauner weaves together stories from her childhood through her adulthood, telling stories of food, fun, pain, loss, and grieving. Throughout, she has to reconcile with her ever-evolving relationship with her mom, her mom's sickness and death, her relationships with family and friends in the US and in Seoul, and her career.
Location: Eugene, Seoul, and more
I don't really love reading memoirs in general - they don't hook me, and I get bored after a while. BUT THIS MEMOIR WAS EVERYTHING. Her storytelling and vivid descriptions of food, her stories of love and loss, her connections to the places of Eugene and Seoul, and so much more. I loved all of this! It was a really powerful story that I felt deeply.