Girl, Interrupted By (author) Susanna Kaysen
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 to be treated for depression. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital renowned for its famous clientele - Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor and Ray Charles. A clear-sighted, unflinching work that provokes questions about our definitions of sane and insane, Kaysen's extraordinary memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers.
- Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 124mm x 194mm x 14mm | 159g
- Publication date: 17 February 2000
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1860497926
- ISBN 13: 9781860497926
- Edition statement: Film tie-in.
- Illustrations note: facsimiles