Searching for a Rose Garden is an exceptionally insightful collection, in which contributors reflect on the successes, setbacks, and ongoing challenges in contesting and supplanting psychiatry. There is an arresting quality to these essays, which express the urgency of needing to find other ways of caring, and are grounded in a deep appreciation of other ways of being. The transformative effects of the collective knowledge woven together in this book will reverberate for decades to come. Dr Richard Ingram, Independent Mad Studies researcher. Searching for a Rose Garden is a profoundly important volume. Comprehensive. Modern. Bold. Accessible. Survivor-produced research, knowledge, and practice offers concrete examples of people rejecting and altering mental health systems around the world. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever heard the word psychiatry. Lauren J. Tenney, PhD, MPhil, MPA, Psychiatric Survivor A vital contribution to the building of Mad Studies as a discipline grounded in activist scholarship. This is a comprehensive and accessible must-read for those interested in building real alternatives to the limited, and often damaging, approaches to madness and distress that dominate today. Its scope is impressive, drawing together a wide range of contributions to show the best of survivor knowledge and practice, whilst raising questions concerning the politics of inclusion, identities and co-production within this field. Searching for a Rose Garden serves as a record and celebration of, and a challenge to, survivor knowledge and activism; in doing so it preserves and provokes in equal measure. Dr Brigit McWade, Sociology Department, Lancaster University.