Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal

It is the story of how a painful past, rose to haunt the author later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal

A New York Times bestseller: The “magnificent” memoir by one of the bravest and most original writers of our time—“A tour de force of literature and love” (Vogue). Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. Her internationally best-selling debut, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, and has become a staple of required reading in contemporary fiction classes. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a “singular and electric” memoir about a life’s work to find happiness (The New York Times). It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, rose to haunt the author later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about the power of literature, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, or a life raft that supports us when we are sinking. Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded story of the search for belonging—for love, identity, home, and a mother.

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Jeanette Winterson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-06 - Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

A New York Times bestseller: The “magnificent” memoir by one of the bravest and most original writers of our time—“A tour de force of literature and love” (Vogue). Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. Her internationally best-selling debut, Oranges Are
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Jeanette Winterson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Memories of the author about her difficult childhood as the adopted daughter of an English mother with strong religious convictions, and her subsequent search for her biological mother.
Why be Happy when You Could be Normal?
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Jeanette Winterson
Categories: Authors, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

This book is the story of a life's work to find happiness. It is the story of how the past Jeanette thought she had written over and repainted returned to haunt her later life, and sent her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real
Written on the Body
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Jeanette Winterson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-26 - Publisher: Random House

'This book is a deep, sensual plunge, a worship of the body, inside and out' The Times In a quiet English suburb, a love affair ignites. For our nameless narrator, Louise is the last in a long line of explosive passions, but the first to have broken their heart. With
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Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jeanette Winterson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-29 - Publisher: Jonathan Cape

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