The classic novel about a young woman's struggle against madness, now a Holt Paperback, with a new afterword by the author Hailed by The New York Times as "convincing and emotionally gripping" upon its publication in 1964, Joanne Greenberg's semiautobiographical novel stands as a timeless and unforgettable portrayal of mental illness. 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 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.
Since arriving home from working overseas, Jennifer Cooper and her husband, Ted, had been searching for an exciting, fulfilling initiation into what they believed to be their destiny. Discontented with city life, the couple eventually purchased a neglected old cabin on the coast without any idea that the fork in the path of their life would soon deviate from the predictable route and lead them into unknown territory. In a candid retelling, Jennifer reveals how fate guided them to seek refuge in a real estate agent’s office on a cold, windy day, ultimately changing the course of their lives forever. After disclosing how they spontaneously purchased a rundown, two-hundred-acre dairy farm with a spectacular view, Jennifer details how their poorly researched and impulsive “Sea Change” led them down an uncertain path filled with years of accidents, incidents, and downright disasters that would not only revealed their determination to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but also to live their lives with gratitude and purpose. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the true story of a couple’s foray from seasoned city slickers to naïve farmers who eventually proved that positivity always leads us in the right direction, no matter how hard life becomes.
Exactly a week after the general election, two men – ‘Call me Dave’ and ‘Call me Nick’ – walked side by side into the rose garden of No. 10 Downing Street to give their first press-conference as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, looking for all the world like men in love. It was a romance in which people wanted to believe. But it was also one that people couldn't help but mistrust. Most unnerving, however, was the sense that they both couldn't quite believe their luck. Cameron: I can't believe it. All those people out there just for us ... Clegg: I know. It's mad, isn't it? I have to keep pinching myself as well. Cameron: Go on say it again ... Clegg: What? Cameron: Call me Prime Minister ... The storms the Dave and Nick partnership would have to face (same sex marriage, plebgate, triple dip recession, riots ...) were then unclear. Now, almost five years on, this up-to-the-minute portrait of Westminster and the forthcoming General Election exposes the realities of the Coalition, while offering an indispensible guide to a half-decade of madness: · * Foreign Policy - The new 'special relationship' - William Hague and Angelina Jolie · * The Economy - Osborne finally cracks it: boom in London; bust everywhere else. · * Immigration - should the entire population of Bulgaria pick strawberries for us? · * The Opposition - how Labour got the wrong Miliband. Includes: * UKIP, PPI, ISIS and other dubious acronyms. · * The countdown to the General Election 2015: five years of planning since the last one. Insightful, painful, very funny, this is a must-read for all of us with a vote, whichever side we thought we were on.
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the inspiring life story and words of hope from a Palestinian Christian pastor. Pastor Samih Ismir shares his riveting life story from being raised in a war-torn area in the Middle East to leaving his homeland at the age of 18 to further his education. He ultimately became a Lutheran Pastor. This book contains a compilation of Pastor Sam's most compelling sermons along with his most impactful sermon, "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden'.
A man desperately tries to keep his pact with the Devil, a woman is imprisoned in an insane asylum by her husband because of religious differences, and, on the testimony of a mere stranger, “a London citizen” is sentenced to a private madhouse. This anthology of writings by mad and allegedly mad people is a comprehensive overview of the history of mental illness for the past five hundred years-from the viewpoint of the patients themselves. Dale Peterson has compiled twenty-seven selections dating from 1436 through 1976. He prefaces each excerpt with biographical information about the writer. Peterson's running commentary explains the national differences in mental health care and the historical changes that have take place in symptoms and treatment. He traces the development of the private madhouse system in England and the state-run asylum system in the United States. Included is the first comprehensive bibliography of writings by the mentally ill.
(Lyric Library). An unprecedented collection of popular lyrics that will appeal to all music fans! Includes songs from yesterday and today, from Broadway to Rock 'n' Roll. Highlights include: American Pie * Bennie and the Jets * Blueberry Hill * Brown Eyed Girl * Come What May * Don't Cry for Me Argentina * Dream Weaver * Fame * Free Bird * Fun, Fun, Fun * The Girl from Ipanema * Goodnight, Irene * Green River * Hakuna Matata * Have I Told You Lately * Heart of Glass * I Can't Stop Loving You * I Love Paris * I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For * Jessie's Girl * Jump * Kansas City * Killer Queen * Last Kiss * Livin' La Vida Loca * MacArthur Park * A Matter of Trust * My Cherie Amour * Now You Has Jazz * Oh Sherrie * Popular * Photograph * Proud Mary * The Rain in Spain * Rocket Man * Runaway * Sixteen Candles * Smells Like Teen Spirit * Somebody to Love * Tears in Heaven * That's Life * These Dreams * Under the Sea * Venus * Walk on the Wild Side * We Are Family * You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' * Your Mama Don't Dance * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.