Publishers Weekly gave Jeanette Winterson’s new book a starred review, and said “Raw . . . A highly unusual, scrupulously honest, and endearing memoir.”
Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have earned her widespread acclaim, establishing her as a major figure in literature today. She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades, including her internationally best-selling first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents.
Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded search for belonging-for love, identity, home, and a mother.