Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart
Author: Michelle Zauner
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2021-04-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780525657750

Download Crying in H Mart Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR). • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST 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.

Crying in H Mart

Crying in H Mart
Author: Michelle Zauner
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2023-03-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781984898951

Download Crying in H Mart Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rock sensation known as Japanese Breakfast, an unforgettable memoir about family, food, grief, love, and growing up Korean American—“in losing her mother and cooking to bring her back to life, Zauner became herself” (NPR) • CELEBRATING OVER ONE YEAR ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST 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.

Wild Game

Wild Game
Author: Adrienne Brodeur
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2019
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781328519030

Download Wild Game Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

On a hot July night on Cape Cod, at the age of 14, Brodeur became a confidante to her mother's affair with her husband's closest friend. Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help, but when the affair had calamitous consequences for everyone involved, Brodeau was driven into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. In her memoir she examines how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make. -- adapted from jacket

From Strength to Strength

From Strength to Strength
Author: Arthur C. Brooks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2022-02-15
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9780593191491

Download From Strength to Strength Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The roadmap for finding purpose, meaning, and success as we age, from bestselling author, Harvard professor, and the Atlantic's happiness columnist Arthur Brooks. Many of us assume that the more successful we are, the less susceptible we become to the sense of professional and social irrelevance that often accompanies aging. But the truth is, the greater our achievements and our attachment to them, the more we notice our decline, and the more painful it is when it occurs. What can we do, starting now, to make our older years a time of happiness, purpose, and yes, success? At the height of his career at the age of 50, Arthur Brooks embarked on a seven-year journey to discover how to transform his future from one of disappointment over waning abilities into an opportunity for progress. From Strength to Strength is the result, a practical roadmap for the rest of your life. Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, Brooks shows us that true life success is well within our reach. By refocusing on certain priorities and habits that anyone can learn, such as deep wisdom, detachment from empty rewards, connection and service to others, and spiritual progress, we can set ourselves up for increased happiness. Read this book and you, too, can go from strength to strength.

Fairest

Fairest
Author: Meredith Talusan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-05-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780525561316

Download Fairest Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Finalist for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction "Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs." --The New York Times Book Review "A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival." --Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender Fairest is a memoir about a precocious boy with albinism, a "sun child" from a rural Philippine village, who would grow up to become a woman in America. Coping with the strain of parental neglect and the elusive promise of U.S. citizenship, Talusan found childhood comfort from her devoted grandmother, a grounding force as she was treated by others with special preference or public curiosity. As an immigrant to the United States, Talusan came to be perceived as white. An academic scholarship to Harvard provided access to elite circles of privilege but required Talusan to navigate through the complex spheres of race, class, sexuality, and her place within the gay community. She emerged as an artist and an activist questioning the boundaries of gender. Talusan realized she did not want to be confined to a prescribed role as a man, and transitioned to become a woman, despite the risk of losing a man she deeply loved. Throughout her journey, Talusan shares poignant and powerful episodes of desirability and love that will remind readers of works such as Call Me By Your Name and Giovanni's Room. Her evocative reflections will shift our own perceptions of love, identity, gender, and the fairness of life.

Free Food for Millionaires

Free Food for Millionaires
Author: Min Jin Lee
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 663
Release: 2007-07-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780446504386

Download Free Food for Millionaires Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

In this "mesmerizing" novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pachinko, the Korean-American daughter of first-generation immigrants strives to join Manhattan's inner circle (USA Today). Meet Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants immersed in a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she can't afford. Casey is eager to make it on her own, away from the judgements of her parents' tight-knit community, but she soon finds that her Princeton economics degree isn't enough to rid her of ever-growing credit card debt and a toxic boyfriend. When a chance encounter with an old friend lands her a new opportunity, she's determined to carve a space for herself in a glittering world of privilege, power, and wealth-but at what cost? Set in a city where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept, this sharp-eyed epic of love, greed, and ambition is a compelling portrait of intergenerational strife, immigrant struggle, and social and economic mobility. Addictively readable, Min Jin Lee's bestselling debut Free Food for Millionaires exposes the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots. Includes a Reading Group Guide.

Against the Day

Against the Day
Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1584
Release: 2012-06-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101594667

Download Against the Day Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year Spanning the era between the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, and constantly moving between locations across the globe (and to a few places not strictly speaking on the map at all), Against the Day unfolds with a phantasmagoria of characters that includes anarchists, balloonists, gamblers, drug enthusiasts, mathematicians, mad scientists, shamans, spies, and hired guns. As an era of uncertainty comes crashing down around their ears and an unpredictable future commences, these folks are mostly just trying to pursue their lives. Sometimes they manage to catch up; sometimes it’s their lives that pursue them.

Korean Vegetarian Cooking

Korean Vegetarian Cooking
Author: Shin Kim
Publsiher: Banchan Story LLC
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-11-11
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9780998224923

Download Korean Vegetarian Cooking Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Welcome to Shin’s Korean kitchen where vegetables are celebrated as main features! This colorful cookbook by Shin Kim includes over 80 Korean vegetarian recipes, 75 of which can be made vegan. Each recipe is accompanied by a photograph for added visual inspiration and marked with gluten-free, nut-free, spicy, and vegan tags as a helpful guide for your dietary preferences. Drawing from local, natural plant-based ingredients and traditional Korean vegetables available in the U.S., this book covers a wide range of vegan and vegetarian Korean dishes. From a variety of kimchi to everyday banchan sides, such as Scallion Pancakes, Spicy Soft Tofu Stew, and Glass Noodles with Vegetables, Korean home favorites are presented in clearly laid-out steps. Moreover, entrée dishes that traditionally feature animal protein are adapted as colorful, flavorful vegetarian dishes, such as Kimchi Dumplings, Mushroom Hot Pot, and Sweet and Sour Cauliflower. This book is for anyone with an interest in Korean cuisine who wants to incorporate a more plant-based diet in their lives. Whether you make a quick weeknight dinner for yourself or cook up a feast for your family and friends, enjoy the full range of Korean flavors, from subtle and mild to deep and vivid—and everything in between. This book will guide you through your endeavors with suggestions of substitution ingredients, tips, and variations so that you can enjoy cooking and eating Korean dishes in multiple ways in your own kitchen.