Why be happy when you could be normal? / Jeanette Winterson.
Author: Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher: New York : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Grove Press : Grove/Atlantic ; Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2012.
ISBN: 9780802120106 (hbk.)
Description: 230 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Lesbians England Biography.
Authors, English Biography.
Mothers and daughters Biography.
Contents: The wrong crib -- My advice to anybody is: get born -- In the beginning was the word -- The trouble with a book ... -- At home -- Church -- Accrington -- The apocalypse -- English literature A-Z -- This is the road -- Art and lies -- Intermission -- The night sea voyage -- This appointment takes place in the past -- Strange meeting -- The wound.
Summary: This memoir is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, an identity, a home, and a mother by the author of "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit"--winner of the Whitbread First Novel award and the inspiration behind the award-winning BBC television adaptation "Oranges."