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Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
“Searing . . . captures an exquisite range of self-awareness between madness and insight.”
First published in 1994. Reprinted and a bestseller in 2000 (due to movie based on the book).
In the late 1960s, the author spent nearly two years on the ward for teenage girls at McLean Hospital, a renowned psychiatric facility. Her memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perceptions, while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers.
“Searing . . . captures an exquisite range of self-awareness between madness and insight.”–Boston Globe.