Girl, Interrupted (Paperback)
  • Girl, Interrupted (Paperback)
zoom

Girl, Interrupted (Paperback)

(author)
8 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 17/02/2000
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

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

"Not since Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar has a personal account of life in a mental hospital achieved as much popularity and acclaim" TIME

"Intelligent and painful" Guardian


"Poignant, astonishing memoir" New York Times


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: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781860497926
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 158 g
Dimensions: 207 x 152 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Not since Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar has a personal account of life in a mental hospital achieved as much popularity and acclaim * TIME MAGAZINE *
Intelligent and painful * GUARDIAN *
Girl, Interrupted is superb, poignant and more powerful for its lack of romantic inflation, whining, or self-congratulation * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY *
Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted is the autobiographical story of the author's time in a psychiatric award in 1967. Sylvia Plath was a patient at the same hospital in the early 1950s so inevitably comparisons have been made between Plath's The Bell Jar * Kaysen's account goes further and questions the standard notions of sanity and insanity. Her plausible voice allows the reader to accept a world where time is distorted, chaos reigns and questions are left unanswered, capturing perfectly the sense of help *

You may also be interested in...

Fall
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Super-Infinite
Added to basket
Talking with Serial Killers
Added to basket
Kitchen Confidential
Added to basket
Women Don't Owe You Pretty
Added to basket
Persepolis I & II
Added to basket
Women Don't Owe You Pretty
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes
Added to basket
Put A Wet Paper Towel on It
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
My Name Is Why
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback
My Name Is Why
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
This Much is True
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Super-Infinite
Added to basket
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Added to basket
Lady in Waiting
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.99
Paperback
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
Added to basket

“Thought Provoking”

I read this in an evening, didn't even need the bookmark I found! It's a fascinating portrayal of the two years the author Susanna Kaysen spent in McLean Hospital from when she was eighteen. She presents it... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 72

“A lifelong favourite”

"Girl, Interrupted" is one of my favourite books ever. It tells the story of Susanna Kaysen - a troubled 18 year old girl who is suddenly one day placed into a mental institution and labelled with borderline... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 68

“Any longer and I'd have lost interest.”

it is likely that you will have seen the film, before reading this.

Kaysen's story is interesting as it gives us insight in to the world of the phsyciatric hospital of the late 1960's.

It is worth a read... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 67

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.