Girl, Interrupted

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 19, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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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 on 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 documnet that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.

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A fascinating insight to the life of Susannah Kaysen. - weRead
Quick read, powerful storytelling, sparse and honest... - weRead
It was a different writing style than I was used to. - weRead
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This was an extremely interesting read; it is a memoir by Suzanna Kaysen who, at eighteen years old, was sent to McLean psychiatric hospital after attempting suicide. She was told that she would be at ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Susanna Kaysen is also the author of the novels Asa, As I Knew Him and Far Afield. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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