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Girl, Interrupted

14 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Susanna Kaysen.

When reality got "too dense" for 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen, she was hospitalized. It was 1967, and reality was too dense for many people. But few who are labeled mad and locked up for refusing to stick to an agreed-upon reality possess Kaysen's … see full wiki

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Author: Susanna Kaysen
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Vintage
5 reviews about Girl, Interrupted
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Incredible memoir.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
this book is so sad but still really good. some parts are kind of hard to read
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
My favorite book ever, love how she is so honest and forthright about her experience
review by . November 05, 2008
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Susanna Kaysen has written a beautifully poignant memoir of her voluntary commitment to a mental institution at the tender age of eighteen. Since her two-year stay began in 1967, her diagnosis and treatment seem a little off by today's standards. What must institutionalization have meant to a young girl from that time? A time when ostracizing people for mental illness was the norm?     Though slender, this memoir is packed with valuable and poignant insights as Kaysen looks back …
review by . May 29, 2000
Perhaps this work might be titled ESSAY, INTERRUPTED. I am fascinated to imagine how this 'novel' could become a screenplay, starring one of my favorite actresses, Angelina Jolie, although I've yet to see the movie. I enjoyed the rhythm and the flow of fluid descriptive writing, but feel disappointed overall. A short novel can be powerful, but there are lots of us around who can ramble on about our adventures in the sixties. Additionally, I had trouble keeping the similar characters straight. It's …
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