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    Girl, Interrupted (Hardback) By (author) Susanna Kaysen


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    Girl, Interrupted
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Susanna Kaysen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Weight: 154 g
    ISBN 13: 9780517169100
    ISBN 10: 051716910X

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, JFSJ1
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    BIC subject category V2: JMP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE20, TOPC/MENTAL
    BISAC V2.8: PSY018000, BIO000000
    Random House Value Publishing
    Imprint name
    Random House Value Publishing
    Publication date
    27 April 1996
    Review quote
    "Poignant, honest and triumphantly funny. . . [a] compelling and heartbreaking story." --Susan Cheever, "The New York Times Book Review "Tough-minded . . . darkly comic . . . written with indelible clarity."--"Newsweek "[A]n account of a disturbed girl's unwilling passage into womanhood...and here is the girl, looking into our faces with urgent eyes."--Diane Middlebrook, "Washington Post Book World "From the Trade Paperback edition.
    Flap copy
    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. "From the Trade Paperback edition.