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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Enveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia sixteen year old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world With the reluctant and fearful consent of he

  • Title: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
  • Author: HannahGreen Joanne Greenberg
  • ISBN: 9780312943592
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden By HannahGreen Joanne Greenberg, Enveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia, sixteen year old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world With the reluctant and fearful consent of her parents, she enters a mental hospital where she will spend the next three years battling to regain her sanity with the help of a gifted psychiatrist As Deborah struggles tEnveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia, sixteen year old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world With the reluctant and fearful consent of her parents, she enters a mental hospital where she will spend the next three years battling to regain her sanity with the help of a gifted psychiatrist As Deborah struggles toward the possibility of the normal life she and her family hope for, the reader is inexorably drawn into her private suffering and deep determination to confront her demons A modern classic, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden remains every bit as poignant, gripping, and relevant today as when it was first published.

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    1. I first read this in 1966 when I was 13 and in the 8th grade and it became my favorite book and remained my favorite book throughout high school I reread it many times, although it s been years since my last reading This is a story of a young woman ages 16 19 who is suffering from severe mental illness in the book she is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in a mental hospital My understanding is that this book is based on a true story and the hospital was Chestnut Lodge and the psychiatrist w [...]

    2. To get below the surface of this book, one must invest himself herself This I was willing to do As a fellow sufferer of mental illness, I long for memoirs of those who ve gone through the same as me It s easy to read a book without really getting it, and that s why the people in other reviews have given this book below five stars They re quick to say it s boring, afraid of the cause the book gives for deep thinking, which they probably haven t been able to grasp They re the ones who ve never gon [...]

    3. This was a powerful and painful reading experience and not something I would have naturally gravitated to on my own I chose to read this upon the recommendation of a friend and I m very glad I did I have no idea what the author s history is but she did a marvelous job at getting inside the head of a very disturbed girl who has been committed to a mental hospital Reading this story reinforced my committment to never lie to my child It brought back memories of my own teenage years and the lies or [...]

    4. As someone who feels like they deal with mental illness on a daily basis, it was hard for me to enter the mind of someone with schizophrenia I just couldn t deal with the concept It was well written but just not for me at this time.

    5. T m insanlar n tamamen sa l kl olduklar na inanmad mdan ve de g nl k belirli boyutlarda psikolojik tramvalar ya ad klar ndan, bu tarz eserler bazen bizim bir miktar i d nyalar m z n yans t rlar.B ylelikle Dr.Fried n Deborah a s yledi i Sana G l Bah esi Vadetmedim c mlesi yerinde olmu tur.Ki biz buna benzer serzeni leri g nl k ya am m zda ok fazla s yleyip ve yahut duymu uzdur.Asl nda Do a da yanl zl m z bize hat rlat lmakta, sava n kendimizin sava oldu unu bilmemiz gerekti ini ve bu m cadelenin [...]

    6. When we meet Deborah, she s on her way to a mental hospital She s two years short of finishing high school, and she s recently been hospitalized for slitting her wrists Her mother, at least, is aware that there s something not quite right about Deborah, but she can t really put her finger on what it is A famous therapist agrees to work with Deborah to help her sort out her problems Only pages into this novel, readers glimpse Deborah s uniquely frightening psychological landscape the land of Yr I [...]

    7. What a beautifully written semi autobiographical story of the struggle of a young girl attempting to refocus her energies on the real world, making the transition from being mentally ill and being mentally well, as well as the stigma placed on those who have psychiatric diagnoses As someone with experience both as a mental health professional and a patient, I can see both perspectives It is never easy to go from the safety of the hospital environment back into the world, where one must live a pr [...]

    8. Deli nedir, neye denir Biz deli miyiz Delirmek zere oldu umuzu hissetti imiz anlarda adl nda ger ek delili e ne kadar yak n z te b t n bu sorular n cevab bu kitapta Bir deli k z m z var Deborah Zihninde apayr , fantastik bir d nya var Yr Bu d nya ile ba lant kurabilen tek ve yegane ki i de yine kendisi Yr isimli bu d nyan n kendine ait bir dili var Ve bu dilide yine sular seller gibi konu abiliyor Deborah Hastal k yle boyutlara varm ki, k z yeni bir dil icat etmi , Tolkien k l kl e bu k z n Yr v [...]

    9. This is a brilliant book and perhaps deserves than three stars, but there are certainly problems, most having to do with our better understanding of schizophrenia in recent times As a historical document, the book powerfully represents a world in which large industrial size mental hospitals were considered advanced, state of the art facilities Seclusion rooms and cold packs trapping a patient in ice cold sheets were also considered constructive treatments, as was intensive psychoanalysis for p [...]

    10. I read this book in my early twenties and don t remember much about it than its haunting descriptions of the fantasy world of the schizophrenic protagonist It also resulted in my writing a novelette in Malayalam about a young, gifted woman in an unsatisfying marriage to a dull man, slowly going mad and into her fantasy world I lost the manuscript, which was just as well, because the story was totally derivative and cringe worthy Maybe if I read it again, my star rating would go up In those days, [...]

    11. A moving, thought provoking and inspiring account of a young girl s struggle with schizophrenia Following a suicide attempt, Debra, aged just 16, is committed to a mental hospital Over the next three years she works with her psychiatrist to understand her illness and explores the possibility of mental health Her precarious progress is punctuated by periods where she falls back into the terror of her illness I first read this book as a healthy twenty year old with high hopes for my future, and fo [...]

    12. I like the fine old word asylum that suggests a haven, a refuge, a place where hospitality and restfulness prevail George A Zeller MD, of Peoria State HospitalJoanne Greenberg was hospitalized for schizophrenia from 1948 to 1951 She was lucky This was before the introduction of the pharmaceuticals that are the sum total of psychiatry today It was after the craze for lobotomies and shock treatments can you believe they gave the Nobel Prize to the guy who invented lobotomies She was lucky to be tr [...]

    13. This is such a stupid book I read it in high school and it was one of those books that was so bad I couldn t pry myself from it It s partly because I d seen so much mental illness in my own family that gave me such a significant desire to see something somehow substantial but this effort just feels entirely shallow to me The therapist was just bad I mean Bad BAD Horrible What an unhelpful, cold BITCH I mean, she is portrayed rather heroically but it s rare that I want to reach through a book an [...]

    14. I read this for a Developmental Psychopathology class and ended up really enjoying it The purpose of the assignment was to examine the state of the science on schizophrenia both at the time of publication 1964 and today, and the ways in which the public s views of schizophrenia may have been shaped through reading this novel Today as in the 1960s, mental illness carries a highly negative social stigma Greenberg presents a humanized view of mental illness with a focus on the painful experience of [...]

    15. I read this book for an undergrad class assignment and I loved it This book represents the real thoughts of a person diagnosed with Schizophrenia What I ve read is that the author of this book is actually the protagonist of the story She was a 16 year old dianosed with this degenerative illness that affects the person as well as others around them She was dianosed when the mere mention of this illness would cause confusion and guilt to parents who thought that somehow they were at fault for thei [...]

    16. I read this too long ago to really review it properly.I do remember it being a favorite book when I was young and troubled.

    17. Deborah, yery z ile YR aras ndaki k z.D nyan n sa mal ve YR nin zorbal aras nda s k p kalm izofreni hastas Deborah.D nyas zl k m mk n de il, m mk n olsa eminim se mek isterdik nsano lu kendini d nyaya ba l yor, ba lamak zorunda Koptu un zaman kay ps n, ya da d nyal lara g re yle i te.Bu kitab sevdim ama sanki anlat m yeterince iyi de il gibi geldi bana, sanki o kopu lar , paralel evren, yeni d nyaya giri ve d nyam za d n daha iyi anlat labilirdi Yine de yazara sayg duyuyorum, ok zor bir konu izo [...]

    18. Cehennemin e i ine gelmi ki ilerin eytandan d kopuyordu zaten cehennemin i inde olanlar i inse eytan zel biri de ildi, yaln zca ba ka biriydi, o kadar Benim hastal m a z na kadar dolup ta m bir bardak, senin k c k damlan ta an k sm n i inde oktan eriyip gitti nsan mahkum olacaksa, g zel olmal , yoksa dram yaln zca komedi olur Ac ekmenin tekelinizde mi oldu unu san yorsunuz Kitab 2 hafta nce bitirim, ama elim buraya yorum yazmaya hi gitmedi.Ne desem havada kalaca n biliyorum Psikiyatriye ilgisi o [...]

    19. First off, I ll ask you now, judging by the title what did YOU expect I wasn t expecting any action No, not in the slightest but that titleI don t know why but first time I read it twas during my mental illness literature phase I was like, Wow, I m definitely giving that a go I Never Promised You a Rose Garden s not a special title but there s a little something magnetic about it Here s the possible tale that ran through my mind The protagonist let s call her Anna , who is schizophrenic, is forc [...]

    20. There were so many big words in this book, but i got through it and i was satisfied with the ending It s about the three years a teenage girl, Deborah, spends at an asylum Throughout the book, she constantly retreats to an imaginary world that she created to block out what she couldn t accept in the real world Her time at the asylum wasn t at all bad because she made new friends and those were the only true friends she ever had I think the friendship she built at the time gave her a reason to fo [...]

    21. I never read classic young adult literature when I was technically a young adult I thought it was too fluffy or too silly or too angst ridden to be interesting Let s face it I was a book snob Still am kind of a book snob, but at least I realize my error and am trying to correct it.You know how the human mind makes odd associations sometimes, with nothing to back up the association other than some fluke of a synaptic bridge When I was younger, I thought that this was the sequel to Summer of My Ge [...]

    22. The thing that is so wrong about being mentally ill is the terrible price you have to pay for survival p 63The people on the edge of Hell were most afraid of the devil for those already in hell the devil was only another and no one in particular p 72There are other deaths than death worse ones p 73The boredom of insanity was a great desert, so great that anyone s violence or agony seemed an oasis, and the brief simple moments of companionship seemed like a rain in the desert that was numbered an [...]

    23. An interesting book, and quite good However it s definitely a product of its time I dislike the implications that mental illness can be caused by an individual or hir parents, and that it is only a matter of willpower to overcome it.

    24. I was surprised by this book I knew that it was about a young girl with mental illness, but I didn t expect it to feel so real or myself to feel so connected to Deborah I somehow forgot that the story was being told about Deborah rather than by her Every time I remembered, it was jarring in a way That s the skill of Greenberg because the reader inhabits Deborah s thoughts then is forced out of them when the narrative switches to Dr Fried s point of view or to Jacob and Esther s point of view Thi [...]

    25. Of the many stories about young girls plunged into the depths of mental illness, I have found this one to be particularly interesting and it is autobiographical Deborah Blau lives in a frightening world that she has created in her own mind that consists of characters who eventually turn evil and begin to torment her When her parents finally become resigned to commiting Deborah to a mental institution, her situation becomes worse before it gets better As a child, she suffered from a urinary tumor [...]

    26. Kendi d nyas nda ya ayan bir gen k z deborah sonsuz hayal g c yle yaratt bu d nya onu ger ek d nyadan o kadar koparm ki art k ailesi z m onu klini e yat rmakta buluyor.her zaman izofreni gibi hastal klar belli bir ac ma ile kar lamaya e ilimliyiz bu kitapta ac man n ok daha tesine gidecek adeta karakterle zde le ecek ve onunla beraber bu kuyudan kmaya al aca zeenberg asl nda kendi hikayesini anlat yor okuyucuya da bunu hissettirme konusunda ba ar l anthony page nin y netti i bir filmi ekilmi 197 [...]

    27. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, is a beautiful book based on a true story Knowing that this is a retelling of the authors own experience as a sufferer of mental illness lends credibility to all aspects of the tale.Contrary to the current belief that most metal illnesses are life long diseases that forever need managing, it s amazing to discover that there are people who have recovered from schizophrenia the most frightening mental illness of all Not only that, but the details provided in thi [...]

    28. It took me quite a while to tackle this book the first memoir of schizophrenia that I have tried It took a little getting used to, as it absorbs you straight into the world of the mentally unstable, hallucinations and all very well defined, but it was a masterpiece and I thoroughly enjoyed it, whilst learning a little about my own Mother s possible symptoms at the same time It follows the other side of her story, through her parents their thoughts, feelings and actions on their daughter s hospit [...]

    29. I am uncertain about this book In some aspects, I did enjoy it and found parts of it interesting the author certainly made some good points surrounding the morals and stigma related to mental illness I was drawn to the book due to the fact it was concerning mental illness and I do think that it portrayed some of the struggles quite well It was interesting to me how one can relate to certain ideas or thoughts put forward in this book even though it is set in the past I particularly liked reading [...]

    30. I first read this book as a young teen, probably not than 14 years after it was published I remember being fascinated by Deborah s internal world of Yr than anything else To the best of my knowledge I am not mentally ill, but I was socially awkward and lived in my own head so much I remember even trying to see if I could find my way into Yr, not truly grasping that it was a construct Deborah had made up to protect herself from the world.Re reading it now, as an adult, I m aware of all of that, [...]

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