Monday, 13 June 2011

Green, Hannah “I Never Promised you a Rose Garden”

Green, Hannah (Joanne Greenberg) “I Never Promised you a Rose Garden” - 1964

Joanne Greenberg wrote this semi-autobiographical novel under the pen name Hannah Green.

What a fascinating book. A teenager suffering from schizophrenia. What is going on inside such a person?

Hannah Green tries to explain this mental illness through the view of different people, first of all the sufferer herself, her time before, in and after the hospital, her parents, family, friends, doctors, therapists.

I think this book is helpful to anybody who wants to understand mental illness and what it can do to everybody involved.

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