What the **** is Normal?! (Paperback)
  • What the **** is Normal?! (Paperback)
zoom

What the **** is Normal?! (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£12.99
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 22/05/2014
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
What do you do when you're labelled abnormal in a world obsessed with normality? In a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for mental breakdown, and women over size ten are encouraged to shoot themselves, what the **** do you do if you're, gasp ...disabled? Francesca was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was two years old and her parents were gravely told that she would never lead a 'normal' life. After a happy childhood filled with tree climbing, mischief and little regard for her bit of palsy, Francesca arrived at high school with a confidence verging on indestructible, only to be turned into a miserable and insecure wreck. Luckily for her, salvation came from Grange Hill, a stand-up comedy workshop, and a passionate love affair replete with scintillating conversation. After one particularly mind-blowing chat, Francesca realised she had the power to stop judging herself by society's unhealthy standards and create her own. So she did. This powerful new perspective changed her entire life forever. Whatever body you're born into, the pressure to be 'Normal' is everywhere. But have you ever met a normal person? What do they look like? Where do they live? What do they eat for breakfast? And what the **** does normal mean anyway? What the **** is Normal? is a very funny, very moving celebration and exploration of learning to be happy with who you are. Neither an autobiography nor a self-help book, it's a powerful and political call-to-arms that rails against the relentless media bombardment of what is culturally perceived as 'normal'. Francesca equipped herself with the tools to stick two shaky fingers up to society's unrealistic and damaging expectations, and with this book, she hopes to help more people to do the same. The Wobbly Revolution Starts Here.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780753555361
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 215 x 137 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

In Strictest Confidence
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
How to be Champion
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Elis and John Present the Holy Vible
Added to basket
On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
Added to basket
Calypso
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Born A Crime
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Paul O'Grady's Country Life
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
A Life of My Own
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Bernard Who?
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
In Pieces
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
How Not To Be a Boy
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Going on the Turn
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Only Fools and Stories
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback

Reviews

View all

“N.S.F.T. (Not suitable for trains)”

One of the best reads I've had in an age, Francesca's book is warm, funny, moving and unflinchingly honest..

I've embarrassed myself mightily over the past few days, reading it on my train journey to... More

Paperback edition
31st May 2014
Helpful? Upvote 8

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.