Girl, Interrupted

by Susanna Kaysen | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1860497926 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 5/19/2006
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, May 19, 2006
Picked up from a charity book shop. This sounds like the sort of gritty memoir that I might like, and made into a film. Even better!

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, May 26, 2006
(25/05) "Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy"

This is the true story of the 2 years that Susanna Kaysen spent in a secure institution as a teenager – pieced together from her case file and fragmentary memories some 25 years later. I’ve waited to read this for a long time and wasn’t disappointed; it’s a very honest and touching study of different degrees of ‘differentness’, alienation, instability & self-damage suffered by Kaysen and her fellow friends and captives in the McLean Hospital. The final diagnosis is of a Borderline Personality Disorder, a ‘way station between neurosis and psychosis: a fractured but not disassembled psyche’. Kaysen’s self-analysis of the time, and the trigger, ‘Girl Interrupted at her Music’, is quite breathtaking and almost painfully poignant.

Journal Entry 3 by Semioticghost from Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Sunday, June 11, 2006
picked up at meetup, thanks to keen recommendation!

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