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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Hannah Green Joanne Greenberg
3.8/5 (28233 ratings)
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen-year-old who retreats from reality into the bondage of a lushly imagined but threatening kingdom, and her slow and painful journey back to sanity.

Chronicles the three-year battle of a mentally ill, but perceptive, teenage girl against a world of her own creation, emphasizing her relationship with the doctor who gave her the ammunition of self-understanding with which to help herself.

"I wrote this novel, which is a fictionalized autobiography, to give a picture of what being schizophrenic feels like and what can be accomplished with a trusting relationship between a gifted therapist and a willing patient. It is not a case history or study. I like to think it is a hymn to reality." —Joanne Greenberg
Language
English
Pages
288
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Signet
Release
November 07, 1989
ISBN
0451160312
ISBN 13
9780451160317

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Hannah Green Joanne Greenberg
3.8/5 (28233 ratings)
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen-year-old who retreats from reality into the bondage of a lushly imagined but threatening kingdom, and her slow and painful journey back to sanity.

Chronicles the three-year battle of a mentally ill, but perceptive, teenage girl against a world of her own creation, emphasizing her relationship with the doctor who gave her the ammunition of self-understanding with which to help herself.

"I wrote this novel, which is a fictionalized autobiography, to give a picture of what being schizophrenic feels like and what can be accomplished with a trusting relationship between a gifted therapist and a willing patient. It is not a case history or study. I like to think it is a hymn to reality." —Joanne Greenberg
Language
English
Pages
288
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Signet
Release
November 07, 1989
ISBN
0451160312
ISBN 13
9780451160317

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