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Girl, Interrupted

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    • Susanna Kaysen
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30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR


'Girl, Interrupted is a beautiful, complex story that truly led the way on opening up a new, brave, nuanced approach to talking about women's mental health. It is an intense and personal story that taps into a universal truth about how the world responds to complicated young women' SCARLETT CURTIS

'Poignant, honest and triumphantly funny . . . A compelling and heartbreaking story' NEW YORK TIMES


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.

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.

The bestselling memoir that inspired the cult classic film, starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie.

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  • Published: May 16 2023
  • Pages: 192
  • 196 x 126mm
  • ISBN: 9780349017907
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Press Reviews

  • Scarlett Curtis

    Girl, Interrupted is a beautiful, complex story that truly led the way on opening up a new, brave, nuanced approach to talking about women's mental health. It is an intense and personal story that taps into a universal truth about how the world responds to complicated young women
  • Guardian
    Intelligent and painful
  • Scotland on Sunday
    Girl, Interrupted is superb, poignant and more powerful for its lack of romantic inflation, whining, or self-congratulation
  • New York Times Book Review
    Poignant, honest and triumphantly funny . . . A compelling and heartbreaking story
  • The Times
    A cool, elegant and unexpectedly funny memoir
  • Vogue
    Memorable and stirring . . . Fascinating. A powerful examination not only of Kaysen's own imperfections but of those of the system that diagnosed her
  • Time
    Not since Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar has a personal account of life in a mental hospital achieved as much popularity and acclaim