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. — "Now comes a novel that reveals deep truths about mental illness...The author has achieved a rare and w... more »onderful insight into the dark kingdom of the mind."--Chicago Tribune
"Hannah Green has done a marvelous job of dramatizing the internal warfare in a young psychotic...With a courage that is sometimes breathtaking...she makes a faultless series of discriminations between the justifications for living in an evil and complex reality and the justifications for retreating into the security of madness...convincing and emotionally gripping."--New York Times Book Review
"She creates vivid tableaux of life in a mental institution. ...Though the book deals with infinite sorrows and terrors, the total effect is heartening."--New York Herald Tribune
Published by The New American Library
The extraordinary best seller about a sixteen-year-old girl who hid from life in the seductive world of madness...
I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN is the story of a sixteen-year-old girl who retreats from reality into 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 of exploration can be done and this sort of effect achieved." --Karl Menninger, M.D., The Menninger Foundation« less