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Girl, interrupted by Susanna Kaysen


Girl, Interrupted

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Girl, Interrupted is a best-selling[1] 1993 memoir by American author Susanna Kaysen. In the book, Kaysen relates her experiences as a patient in a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s after being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. The memoir's title is a reference to the Vermeer painting Girl Interrupted at her Music[2].

While writing the novel Far Afield Kaysen began to recall her almost two years at McLean Hospital[3]. Once done with the book she obtained her file from the hospital with the help of a lawyer and began to write Girl, Interrupted.[4]

In 1999, the memoir was adapted into a film of the same name starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. It was directed by James Mangold.

Author Susanna Kaysen
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Memoir
Publisher Turtle Bay Books
Publication date 1993
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 168 pp
ISBN ISBN 0679423664


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