Girl, Interrupted (Paperback)

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    In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renown...

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    Susanna Kaysen is also the author of the novels Asa, As I Knew Him and Far Afield. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles—as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary.

    Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.

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    ISBN 9780679746041
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Publisher Date 1994-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Kaysen, Susanna

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    • Wonderful!

      I read this book back in high school (over 10 years ago) long before I ever saw the movie. I'm so glad I read the book first, it is awesome!

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    • What a Ride

      This book is no stroll around the block. The haunting questions and contemplations Susanna includes will make you think, long after the book is done. With wonderful wording, colorful characters, and a whole other outlook on mental illness, this book is sure to claim its spot on your bookshelf.

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