Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted

By: Kaysen, Susanna

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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.

Title: Girl, Interrupted

Author Name: Kaysen, Susanna

Categories: Mental Health Bios,

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 4/1/2015

ISBN Number: 0679746048

ISBN Number 13: 9780679746041

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: USED

Seller ID: 9780679746041

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