Sunny has appeared numerous times on the Oprah Winfrey Show as well as on Larry King Live, and has been featured nationwide in print and on the airwaves in stories about restorative justice.
Dreams from the Monster Factory has received wonderful praise from many publications like the New York Times and esteemed authors alike.
“I don't think I've ever read a non-fiction book through tears, of both joy and sorrow, like I did with Sunny Schwartz's 2009 book, Dreams From The Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Women's Fight To Restore Justice To All. With a title and subtitle like that, you might expect a feel-good, fictitious story that's hardly based on reality and then, upon reading it, you become aware that this book will be an eye-opening and stunningly provocative look at what a young legal intern first saw in the San Francisco County jails back in 1980, why she decided to help bring needed change to traditional treatment of felons through restorative justice, and how this all led her to heal her own frustration and rage as well as eighty percent of criminals in her County Jail 7. Sunny Schwartz didn't work some kind of magic on the most violent offenders and re-offenders, but passionately, compellingly describes just what she did with help from many professionals.”
- Jan P Lincoln Nebraska