I fell in love with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit as a teenager, when I was hormonally thirsty for more understanding about love and sex, and intellectually eager for discovering fresh ways to express emotions, search for identity and tell stories.

Two decades later (eek! I'm getting old), reading Jeanette Winterson's autobiography - the "silent twin" of Oranges - threw me right back into those themes, and introduced a few new ones: memory, insanity, therapy and the miraculous ability of language and literature to frame, explore, illuminate and relate our own life to the great history and experience of humanity in general.

Have a read of my full review of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, for UrbanDeva.