Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen


“People ask, How did you get in there? What they really want to know is if they are likely to end up in there as well. I can’t answer the real question. All I can tell them is, It’s easy.”

In a series of darkly comic vignettes, Susanna Kaysen paints a startling picture of life on the ward for teenage girls at the McLean Psychiatric Hospital in the late 60s.

For other memoirs about mental illness, check these out:

Lit by Mary Karr

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel B. Smith


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