Tapestry | May 3, 2013 | 53:58

    "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?" with author Jeanette Winterson

    Jeanette Winterson is an acclaimed British writer. She was adopted by very religious Pentecostal parents, who hoped she would become a missionary. Instead, Jeanette fell in love with a woman. Her memoir is called "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?"

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