Lee Anne Stapleton
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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
- By: Jeanette Winterson
- Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson
- Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
When Jeanette Winterson left home at 16 because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: "Why be happy when you could be normal?" This book is the story of a life's work to find happiness. It is the story of how the painful past returned to haunt Jeanette's later life, and send her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real mother. It is also a book about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft which supports us when we are sinking.
- By Jacqui Daniels-Gillen on 17-07-2019
The title says it all!
This is a gripping, funny, sad, suspenseful and honest account, of Jeanette Winterson's life - particularly her formative years. Jeanette's narration is fantastic and of course, adds to the authenticity that such a tale requires. I had not heard of her but received this book as a 'share' via text message. I thought I would give it a go - I've finished it already.
Jeanette presents a perspective on life that ultimately is inspirational.