Everything you need to understand or teach Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Winterson, Jeanette.
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a memoir written by award-winning author Jeanette Winterson. In a non-linear and imagistic writing style, Winterson writes about her childhood and teenage years as the adopted child of Pentecostal parents living in the north of England. In the final third of the book, the narrative chronicles her difficult search for her birth mother. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? explores themes of love, loss, identity, home, and literature.