Girl, Interrupted, By Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted, By Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted, By Susanna Kaysen
The book Girl, Interrupted, is more of a collection of brief essays on Susanna Kaysen?s experiences rather than a story, contains more of Susanna?s personal insight on her disorder and allows the reader to be come more intimate with Susanna. The novel is the autobiographical account of Susanna Kaysen?s life just after her graduation from high school in the late 1960s. At this point in her life, Susanna has no direction decides to attempt suicide, taking a bottle of aspirin followed by a fifth of vodka. Susanna survived her suicide attempt and was then sent by her parents to see a psychiatrist. At their first meeting, of which Susanna still cannot recall the length, the psychiatrist immediately decided that Susanna would require hospitalization in a psychiatric ward. Directly following that meeting, Susanna is put into a cab and sent to the McLean Hospital. Upon her arrival at the hospital, Susanna is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and spends over a year in the ward. Throughout the course of the book, Susanna describes her year at the hospital, including the people she met and events that took place. She

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