I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Author:Hannah Green Seldom has the STRANGE AND SEDUCTIVE WORLD OF INSANITY been charted more explicitly, or more beautifully, than in this novel-this shining story of a young girl's three years in a mental hospital and her journey back from madness to reality. — I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN is the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who retreats from reality into... more » the bondage of an imaginary kingdom. It is a beautifully written novel that tells of her momentous struggle, aided by a brilliant psychiatrist, to regain the real world. It is an eloquent novel about mental illness, one that makes a poignant plea for compassion and understanding.
"I'm sure it will have a good effect on lots of people who don't realize that this sort exploration can be done and this sort of effect achieved."
Karl Menninger,M.D. The Menninger Foundation« less