I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg [1977 PAPERBACK]
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by "Hannah Green" aka Joanne Greenberg
VINTAGE PAPERBACK  SIGNET
Mass market paperback with movie tie in cover art. Like new with some tanning to pages.
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."