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Girl, Interrupted
by Susanna Kaysen

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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen Overview

"Searing . . . captures an exquisite range of self-awareness between madness and insight." First published in 1994. Reprinted and a bestseller in 2000 (due to movie based on the book). In the late 1960s, the author spent nearly two years on the ward for teenage girls at McLean Hospital, a renowned psychiatric facility. Her memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception "Searing . . . captures an exquisite range of self-awareness between madness and insight." First published in 1994. Reprinted and a bestseller in 2000 (due to movie based on the book). In the late 1960s, the author spent nearly two years on the ward for teenage girls at McLean Hospital, a renowned psychiatric facility. Her memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perceptions, while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. "Searing . . . captures an exquisite range of self-awareness between madness and insight."--Boston Globe.

Susanna Kaysen

About Girl, Interrupted Description

Susanna Kaysen is an American author. Kaysen was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kaysen attended high school at the Commonwealth School in Boston and the Cambridge School before being sent to McLean Hospital in 1967 to undergo psychiatric treatment for depression. It was there she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She was released after eighteen months. She later drew

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Original Title Girl, Interrupted ISBN 0679746048 (ISBN13: 9780679746041 ) Edition Language English Characters Susanna Kaysen (48)