Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (Hardcover)

By Jeanette Winterson

Jonathan Cape, 9780224093453

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

March 2012 Indie Next List

“Readers familiar with Winterson's <em>Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit</em> will have an inkling of the earnestness and pathos as well as the source of this most perfectly chosen title quote, but no one should stop there: this memoir delivers far more than the expected exploration of that story's roots. This is a captivating book, quotable, and brightly flecked with humor, a personal and, at times, painfully raw story about an adoptee's lifelong search for love. It also makes the strongest case I've ever read for how a life can be saved by literature.”
— Jennifer Indeliclae, Ebenezer Books, Johnson, VT
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