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"Appearances" in a "Rose Garden"? Author Joanne Greenberg on her writing, her life, and mental illness

From: Claudia Cragg
Length: 17:14

"People don't understand most of us get up off the floor, spit out the carpet and get on with it..."

T13546xcrcw_small ESPECIALLY SUITABLE FOR PRODUCERS LOOKING FOR A TOPIC FOR A CALL-IN SHOW Joanne Greenberg's latest novel, 'Appearances', is about a Denver ski lawyer who discovers that his life in reality is a long way far from what it appears to be on the surface. The novel, Greenberg's 14th, explores Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and, in ploughing through the more vulnerable sides of human nature, is not a million miles away from her most famous work, 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden'. That semi-autobiographical book described a harrowing journey through mental illness to recovery. Greenberg recently sat down with KGNU's Claudia Cragg to explain the themes and methodologies of her writing. Greenberg, who personally in recovery and ever since shunned all pharmaceuticals, orthodox and otherwise, shares her thoughts on Timothy Leary, Sylvia Plath and induced creativity.at a time when professionals are once again touting LSD, Magic Mushrooms as treatment for some types of mental illness, 'Appearances', is published in paperback by Montemayor Press of New Jersey and is widely available in bookstores.

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ESPECIALLY SUITABLE FOR PRODUCERS LOOKING FOR A TOPIC FOR A CALL-IN SHOW Joanne Greenberg's latest novel, 'Appearances', is about a Denver ski lawyer who discovers that his life in reality is a long way far from what it appears to be on the surface. The novel, Greenberg's 14th, explores Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and, in ploughing through the more vulnerable sides of human nature, is not a million miles away from her most famous work, 'I Never Promised You a Rose Garden'. That semi-autobiographical book described a harrowing journey through mental illness to recovery. Greenberg recently sat down with KGNU's Claudia Cragg to explain the themes and methodologies of her writing. Greenberg, who personally in recovery and ever since shunned all pharmaceuticals, orthodox and otherwise, shares her thoughts on Timothy Leary, Sylvia Plath and induced creativity.at a time when professionals are once again touting LSD, Magic Mushrooms as treatment for some types of mental illness, 'Appearances', is published in paperback by Montemayor Press of New Jersey and is widely available in bookstores.

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