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anitaballerina, May 26, 2010 (view all comments by anitaballerina)
This was an amazing book, I enjoyed every page of it. It is filled with very short chapters that read more like short memories. It didn't seem to be very organized, but I think that added to it in an odd way.
The book takes s through the authors memories while she was in a mental hospital. We get a rare inside look at how it was back then in the hospitals.
It is a truly beautiful and moving book. I wish it was longer that is really my only complaint about the book.
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cbrech, July 22, 2009 (view all comments by cbrech)
Hey, you should read this article about Amy Malloy, it is SO funny.

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leelerbaby, February 23, 2008 (view all comments by leelerbaby)
Straight forward account of a girl's stay in a mental institution. She places no blame or passes any judgements, just recalls the experience as she remembers it . In the end your left wondering whether she needed or even benefited from being placed there or if it was all the result of a doctor overreacting to symptoms that most teenagers at that time were going through.
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Eilonwy, January 6, 2008 (view all comments by Eilonwy)
This memoir is lucidly written and holds far more profound interest than a mere peek into a mental institution. Kaysen's story is told in short and focused chapters, almost stand-alone essays, easy to devour. The book raises questions not only about the biases and assumptions present in our society's mental health industry, but about the entire concept of 'sane' and 'insane'.
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Cheryl Marseilles, September 14, 2006 (view all comments by Cheryl Marseilles)
This book enters you into the world of a young teenage girls world, where she is put in a Psychiatric Hospital. She tavels with mental illness, and journeys back to being sane, while we go through all the recovery.
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ISBN:
9780679746041
Author:
Kaysen, Susanna
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Mentally ill
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Mental Disorders
Subject:
Mentally ill children
Subject:
Psychiatric hospital patients
Subject:
Commitment of mentally ill.
Subject:
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Massachusetts -- Biography.
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Kaysen, Susanna - Mental health
Subject:
Psychiatric hospital patients - Massachusetts
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.4 lb

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