Oranges are not the only fruit

(7 Posts)
morchoxplz Wed 11-Jun-14 20:57:42

Oh dear.....v overrated IMO. Did I miss something?

christie2 Thu 12-Jun-14 01:47:32

I read it last year. It was ok. Perhaps a bit dated now and was likely shocking at the time but with so much revealed all the time, not much new here.

Southeastdweller Thu 12-Jun-14 21:38:55

Very disappointed with this one. Hated the fairytale stuff and it dragged the book down.

But I did love Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal and I mean love. That was a better retelling of her early life, and a more honest one.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 13-Jun-14 21:50:50

Oh I loved it but at the time it was shocking.

hackmum Sat 14-Jun-14 11:09:06

I really enjoyed this at the time (I read it when it came out). Don't know what I'd think now, but at the time I thought it was clever and funny and touching, which are all qualities I like in a book. She was only 24 when it was published, which makes it even more remarkable.

BringMeTea Mon 23-Jun-14 18:57:56

Speed read it in 2 hours before a final exam at Uni. Loved it. I think she is a very good writer. I had always assumed it was autobiographical and was interested to find in recent years that it was only partly, i.e. she made a lot of it up. Still, I think she conveyed the essence of her utterly challenging childhood.

sooperdooper Thu 03-Jul-14 13:40:14

'Why be happy when you can be normal' is much much better and definitely worth a read

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