For once, actually living, breathing characters. A famous therapist agrees to work with Deborah to help her sort out her problems. No, its not even plain boring. Views Read Edit View history. Jun 07, AJ rated it liked it Shelves:
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I apologize for the spoiler, but I want to emphasize that Deborah's troubling story does end on a hopeful note. As someone with depression and a brother who has bipolar disorder, I cannot swallow the line about thinking yourself out of mental illness. See all reviews. Some day I'll probably reread this book and maybe i'll get a better understanding of everything that was happening.
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It's just very sad, cause, written well, this could've joined the ranks of The Bell jar and Girl, Interrupted. Fried also i never promised you a rose garden able to eventually track down each of Deborah's core problems to their source, a miracle which doesn't happen often in psychology. The reasons are varied and many, they could be social or cultural. You LOVE them and feel sorry for them and hate them and love 'em. The rest of us, just tune off this World, this life, and wrap ourselves in a protective wrap and we do not feel the need to follow the general prescribed norms of Society. This book comes directly from the author's experiences with schizophrenia as an adolescent and her slow, difficult descent from hellish madness. The strange intelligence of the mentally ill rings beautifully in this book, i never promised you a rose garden some of the things Deborah says are tough to get at times. It's sad that schizophrenia is considered incurable now, even though Greenberg's cure mostly involved talking to a psychiatrist. This book represents the real thoughts of a person diagnosed with Schizophrenia. It's obvious that Greenberg knew and understood mental illness from her own experiences.
At some point I would like to watch them to see just how close her main character's experiences were to her own. Shark, Baseball Pitcher Karin Collison Only thing is, novels are different from films in that the don't have the advantage of simply looking sideways or making a face to convey their emotions, or squinting their eyes and crazy mannerisms to establish what they are.
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She's also the one who title-drops the, well, title. Oct 30, Jonathan Ashleigh rated it it was ok Shelves: There is another language she speaks that is of Yr origin.
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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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Year-end charts [ edit ] Chart Rank Australia . Writing about mental illness is extremely difficult, and I find it almost impossible to coherently review books that talk about mental illness because a I have a very complicated relationship with it and b everyone FREAKS I never promised you a rose garden about mental illness.