"Yet I would rather be this me -- the me that I have become -- than the me I might have become without... all the things that have happened to me along the way... I think I am lucky."That quotation carries a lot of weight when you learn some of the things she's been through. I don't usually read autobiographies but I've always had a fondness for Jeanette Winterson. As one person says to her, it's necessary to "settle the backstory" and this is what she does in this book.A reminder that everyone is constantly making choices (whether actively or by default) that shape their lives. We can choose to think, learn and figure out what makes us happy, we can work hard to create a rich rewarding life... or not.