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I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden


Author's Notes

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

From the jacket cover


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