Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted

30th anniversary edition

Paperback (19 Apr 1994)

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30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION  NATIONAL BESTSELLER  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. Her memoir of the next two years is a "poignant, honest ... triumphantly funny ... and heartbreaking story" (The New York Times Book Review).


The ward for teenage girls in the McLean psychiatric hospital was 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780679746041
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: 30th anniversary edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 174g
Height: 132mm
Width: 201mm
Spine width: 16mm