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Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner unveils ‘Crying in H Mart’ book tour schedule

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    Nearly two years after publishing her bestselling memoir, Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner is embarking on her first-ever book tour.

    The Korean American musician unveiled the surprise tour’s schedule over the weekend. 

    The paperback edition of “Crying in H Mart,” which has been greenlit for a film adaptation, will be released on March 28.

    Zauner’s tour will kick off in Brooklyn, New York, on March 27 and wrap up in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 18. 

    In between, fans can catch Zauner at multiple stops, including Seattle, Portland and New Jersey.

    “Crying in H mart is finally out in paperback on March 28th and I’ll be heading out on my first book tour to celebrate! Very excited to roll up to your city for the first time with a tote bag and a book instead of a giant trailer of gear,” Zauner wrote on social media.


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    First published in April 2021, “Crying in H Mart” centers on Zauner’s formative years as a Korean American in Oregon. 

    The book is based on her viral New Yorker essay, which begins with the tragic memory of losing her mother to pancreatic cancer.

    In 2021, MGM’s Orion Pictures secured the rights to adapt the memoir into a feature film, with Stacey Sher and Korean-born filmmaker Jason Kim to produce. Zauner, who will provide the screenplay and soundtrack, said the film could arrive “in the next few years.”

    “So I actually just finished the first draft of the screenplay,” Zauner told Consequence last March. 

    My producers really like it, so hopefully, the revision process won’t be too brutal. And yeah, hopefully, that will come out sometime in the next couple years. I’m just playing a lot of festivals and being back on the road, and “Crying in H Mart” the movie [will arrive] maybe sometime in the next few years.

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