Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

by Jeanette Winterson

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Jeanette Winterson

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Book Summary

Jeanette Winterson tells the story of how a painful past, which she thought she had overcome, rose to haunt her later in life, sending her on a maddening search for her biological mother. Through her story, Winterson also shows how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.

Awards and Recognition

4 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List