For the fourth week of Nonfiction November I’ll be discussing my favorite nonfiction titles that read like fiction, from Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? to Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.
There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.
— Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
Books, for me, are a home. Books don’t make a home – they are one, in the sense that just as you do with a door, you open a book, and you go inside.
–Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Mini reviews of two memoirs: Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? and David Sedaris’s Calypso.