Joanne Greenberg Biography | Author of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Joanne Greenberg
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Nationality 1: American

Birthdate: 1932

Joanne Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1932. Her early childhood was marred by the terror a child might well feel when talk of world war looms around her; but World War II turned out to cause some of the lesser fears that she faced. In her attempt to find peace in her personal world, young Joanne created an interior world of her own, one she developed so craftily it became both her sanctuary and her prison. By the age of thirty-two, Greenberg had fought her way out of that self-imposed, interior world and had the courage to write and have published an account of her battle. Her 1964 fictionalized autobiography about schizophrenia became a national bestseller, a book entitled I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, which she published under the pseudonym Hannah Green.

By the time Greenberg published Rose Garden, she had graduated...

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