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Girl, interrupted

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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subject_facetAutobiographies
Electronic books
Kaysen, Susanna, -- 1948- -- Mental health
Mental Health -- PSYCHOLOGY
Mental illness -- Biography
Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- Massachusetts
Mentally ill women -- Personal narratives
Personal Memoirs -- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Personal Narratives
Personal narratives
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Massachusetts -- Biography
Teenagers -- Mental health -- Biography
Teenagers with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Personal narratives
Women's Studies -- SOCIAL SCIENCE
title_displayGirl, interrupted
title_fullGirl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted [eBook] Kaysen, Susanna.
Girl, interrupted / Susanna Kaysen
title_shortGirl, interrupted
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Commitment and detention
Kaysen, Susanna
Mental Health
Mental health
Mental illness
Mentally ill
Mentally ill women
Nonfiction
Personal Memoirs
Psychiatric hospital patients
Psychology
Rehabilitation
Sociology
Teenagers
Teenagers with mental disabilities
Women's Studies