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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? - Jeanette Winterson
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? Presents the story of an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. Full description
Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? Presents the story of an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. Full description
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099556091 (009955609X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
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Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
4.0 Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
I read Why Be Happy immediately after rereading [b:Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit|15055|Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit|Jeanette Winterson|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1267717580s/15055.jpg|1411520] for the first time since I was nineteen. I remember going through a Winterson ‘phase’ when I was a st...
Amanda Says
Amanda Says rated it
5.0 Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
I don't want to review this book. I don't know how to review this book. This will be one of the toughest review for me to write this year. Then again, it was one of the toughest reads I've had this year.I have zero experience when it comes to adoption. Jeanette Winterson has. This is her memoir and ...
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Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? / Jeanette Winterson
Heartbreaking and funny: the true story behind Jeanette's bestselling and most beloved novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette published Oranges, the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love wi...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
When a memoir starts with a title like that, it's apparent it's not going to be all sweetness and light. Particularly when it's fairly quickly on the table that it is Jeanette Winterson's adoptive mother who said the titular line. With that established, this is obviously not a slight read, slim thou...
Gayla
Gayla rated it
3.0 The Daylight Gate, Jeannette Winterson
I had every intention of loving this book, but unfortunately it didn't grab me the way that Winterson's novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit or her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? did. Winterson's writing in this novella is as vivid and evocative as always, but I wanted more charact...
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