Sunday Book Review: What the F**** is Normal? By Francessca Martinez

Rating: 5/5

Genre: comedy, autobiography

Summary:

‘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.’

My review: she thinks like I do!! I love love love it!! It’s empowered me. I can identify with her. She says what we’re all thinking! Please read it took me half a day! Love it! Thank you Fran for showing me I’m not the only one who thinks these things! She’s awesome at comedy too!

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