I just had to throw this "Across the Fence".
There is a Tony award winning musical called Avenue Q (rated R most likely, sorry) that has an awesome moment in it where one of the monsters (yes, monsters) calls out to the group for help in an argument:
"Normal people don't..."
"Oh, really? Ready normal people!"
The way he says, "Ready normal people!" is going into my catalog of sayings for conventions and support groups. It is the only place I can think of where someone actually challenged the 'normal people' BS in such a funny, down to earth way. "Okay, let's ask some normal people."
I think the author is in a way saying that there are no 'normal people'.
And, yes, for those of you who go check the play out, the song is dirty - as is most of the play - but it does such a good job of knocking icons off their pedestals that I had to fall in love with it. Truthspeakers get my vote!