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Read: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

  • Apr 10, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Thanks everyone for the great discussion we had last Wednesday!  In April we will read Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, by Jeanette Winterson.  Those of you who saw her at Politics and Prose know that the book should evoke a lot of great conversation.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition. It is the story of how a painful past, which Winterson thought she had written over and repainted, rose to haunt her later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about other people’s literature, one that shows how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.

As always, the group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 at Politics and Prose.  I hope to see you there.




P.S. Preview of May:  Orlando by Virgina Woolf


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  • Jessie S.

    Great discussion! Enjoyed it- Jessie

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sick :(

    April 10, 2013

  • Marylynn

    Susan/Deb: I may be late; as you may recall, I travel from NYC to DC Wednesdays. Thanks!

    April 8, 2013

  • Jessie S.

    See everyone this Wednesday! Jessie

    April 7, 2013

  • Christina F.

    Really looking forward to lots of different perspectives! Great time with Anne Luster!

    March 17, 2013

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