Girl Interrupted

Girl  Interrupted
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Release: 2013-06-19
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780804151115
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • 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. Her memoir of the next two years is a "poignant, honest ... triumphantly funny ... and heartbreaking story" (The New York Times Book Review). The ward for teenage girls in the McLean psychiatric hospital was as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles—as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary. Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.

Girl Interrupted

Girl  Interrupted
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Release: 2008-10-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1439558078
Language: en
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The author offers a compelling memoir of her two years as a teenager in a psychiatric hospital, sharing vivid portraits of her fellow patients, their keepers, and her experiences during treatment

Gotham Girl Interrupted

Gotham Girl Interrupted
Author: Alisa Kennedy Jones
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Charlesbridge Publishing
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781632892171
Language: en
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Nora Ephron and Allie Brosh fans take note: Alisa Jones' memoir Gotham Girl Interrupted is a smart stand-up comedy about the power of falling down. "Get to your safe spaces, people. Here comes the shimmer..." From irreverent NYC blogger Alisa Kennedy Jones comes an account of her "misadventures in motherhood, love, and epilepsy" that James Patterson calls "smart, harrowing, heart-warming, and very funny." What do Da Vinci, Agatha Christie, and blogger Alisa Kennedy Jones have in common? If you said "timeless artistic genius", stop sucking up--the answer is ecstatic epilepsy. In this hilarious and moving dispatch from the frontlines of neurodiversity, Jones chronicles life with these terrifying-yet-beautiful grand mal seizures. Characteristic of Jones's condition are attacks which leave her with what Zen Buddhists sometimes refer to as a "beginner's mind": a vast, open expanse of headspace, coupled with a creative euphoria. With bracing candor and humility, Jones describes living with chronic illness, single motherhood, and her day-to-day life as a hapless writer in NYC. Above all, Jones reminds us to fight the battle for becoming who we are supposed to be--no matter how much flopping around on the ground and wetting ourselves we have to do to get there.

Girl Interrupted Comparison of Book and Movie

Girl Interrupted  Comparison of Book and Movie
Author: Nadine Klemens
Release: 2007-08-24
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Pages: 37
ISBN: 9783638746601
Language: en
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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3 (A), Technical University of Braunschweig (English Seminar), course: HS Film and Literature, 3 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "You spent nearly two years in a loony bin! Why in the world were you there? I can't believe it!' Translation: If you're crazy, then I'm crazy, and I'm not, so the whole thing must have been a mistake (125)." How do we know whether someone is insane or sane? Susanna Kaysen's account Girl, Interrupted is told to us through the eyes of a girl who is diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder- can we believe the things she is telling us, or are her memories distorted by her mental illness? The unreliability of the first-person-narrator is not only a question when dealing with the book, but it is also an interesting aspect to consider when taking a closer look at the cinematic version of Girl, Interrupted. In order to analyze how Kaysen's literary work was adapted, I will first shortly introduce the book and the movie. Then I will compare the two works with regard to narrative perspective, plot and time frame, characters, and cultural background.

Girl Interrupted

Girl Interrupted
Author: Mary Ann Watson
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9781543448832
Language: en
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It all started with two youngsters. The one wanted the girl; the girl didnt wanted him. He pursued her so bad I believe she gave up. Im talking about my parents. I guess it must have been like that. There's so little information I have. I know they were living together, and then she thought that was not for her. And boom, thats when she realized she was pregnant with me and she stuck around. The rest is just my part of the storythe part I lived and I remember, which is painful with a lot of sorrow to get me to the place I am now, the place I shouldnt be though it is where I am forever.

Gotham Girl Interrupted

Gotham Girl Interrupted
Author: Alisa Kennedy Jones
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Charlesbridge Publishing
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781623545284
Language: en
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Nora Ephron and Allie Brosh fans take note: Alisa Jones' memoir Gotham Girl Interrupted is a smart stand-up comedy about the power of falling down. "Get to your safe spaces, people. Here comes the shimmer..." From irreverent NYC blogger Alisa Kennedy Jones comes an account of her "misadventures in motherhood, love, and epilepsy" that James Patterson calls "smart, harrowing, heart-warming, and very funny." What do Da Vinci, Agatha Christie, and blogger Alisa Kennedy Jones have in common? If you said "timeless artistic genius", stop sucking up--the answer is ecstatic epilepsy. In this hilarious and moving dispatch from the frontlines of neurodiversity, Jones chronicles life with these terrifying-yet-beautiful grand mal seizures. Characteristic of Jones's condition are attacks which leave her with what Zen Buddhists sometimes refer to as a "beginner's mind": a vast, open expanse of headspace, coupled with a creative euphoria. With bracing candor and humility, Jones describes living with chronic illness, single motherhood, and her day-to-day life as a hapless writer in NYC. Above all, Jones reminds us to fight the battle for becoming who we are supposed to be--no matter how much flopping around on the ground and wetting ourselves we have to do to get there.

Summary of Susanna Kaysen s Girl Interrupted

Summary of Susanna Kaysen s Girl  Interrupted
Author: Everest Media
Release: 2022-03-04T22:59:00Z
Editor: Everest Media LLC
Pages: 39
ISBN: 9781669350064
Language: en
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Parallel Universe is a place where the laws of physics are suspended. What goes up does not necessarily come down, a body at rest does not tend to stay at rest, and not every action can be counted on to provoke an equal and opposite reaction.

Cambridge

Cambridge
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Release: 2014
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780385350259
Language: en
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Two family sabbaticals across the Atlantic and a brilliant orchestra conductor shape the perspectives of a young woman from 1950s Harvard Square, who develops new ways of thinking about music, love and art while struggling with feelings of being a perpetual outsider. By the best-selling author of Girl, Interrupted. 35,000 first printing.

Asa as I Knew Him

Asa  as I Knew Him
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Release: 2010-05-12
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780307513540
Language: en
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Dinah Sachs and Asa Thayer have had a love affair, conducted in afternoons stolen from the office of the magazine where they work. But now that the affair is over, Dinah, in an act of lingering passion, invents a narrative of Asa's youth, imagining the events that shaped the "happy, handsome man" who, in her words, "was born to stomp on my heart." Witty and sexy, funny and immediate, Asa, As I Knew Him is a a seductive dialogue between love and memory, obsession and illusion.

Far Afield

Far Afield
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Release: 2013-08-21
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780804151078
Language: en
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A compulsively readable novel of enormous charm swimming in the cuisine and culture of the Faroe Islands from the author of Girl, Interrupted. Jonathan Brand, a graduate student in anthropology, has decided to do his fieldwork in the remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. But, despite his Harvard training, he can barely understand, let alone "study," the culture he encounters. From his struggles with the local cuisine to his affair with the Danish woman the locals want him to marry, Jonathan is both repelled by and drawn into the Faroese way of life. Wry and insightful, Far Afield reveals Susanna Kaysen's gifts of imagination, satire, and compassion.

Strange Heaven

Strange Heaven
Author: Lynn Coady
Release: 1998
Editor: Goose Lane Editions
Pages: 198
ISBN: UOM:39015048537578
Language: en
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Bridget Murphy, almost eighteen, has had her baby, given it up for adoption, and landed in the children's psych ward. At Christmas, her Uncle Albert springs her from the hospital and takes her home to Cape Breton. There, her grandmother raves and prays and bangs the wall with her bedpan, her father punctuates his tirades with wild profanity, and her mother struggles to keep order. In this "strange heaven, " Bridget's apathy lifts and her spirits begin to soar. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Camera My Mother Gave Me

The Camera My Mother Gave Me
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Release: 2002-10-08
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9780679763437
Language: en
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Susanna Kaysen, who wrote about her teenage depression in the bestseller Girl, Interrupted, now takes on another taboo: her vagina–which suddenly and inexplicably starts to hurt. And neither Kaysen’s cheery gynecologist, nor her internist, nor a laconic “vulvologist” has the cure. An alternative health nurse suggests direct application of tea, baking soda, and boric acid. Others recommend novocaine, oatmeal, “bio-feedback,” and anti-depressants. Nothing works. As sex becomes more and more painful, Kaysen’s relationship with her boyfriend disintegrates and she turns to her best friends, her wicked sense of humor, and finally wry self-reflection to get herself through. Using this unusual lens, Kaysen challenges us to think in new ways about the centrality and power of sexuality. The Camera My Mother Gave Me is an unexpected and revelatory book from one of our most candid, insightful and consistently surprising writers.

My Dark Vanessa

My Dark Vanessa
Author: Kate Elizabeth Russell
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062941527
Language: en
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “[An] exceedingly complex, inventive, resourceful examination of harm and power.” —The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice “A lightning rod . . . brilliantly crafted.”—The Washington Post A most anticipated book by The New York Times • USA Today • Entertainment Weekly • Marie Claire • Elle • Harper's Bazaar • Bustle • Newsweek • New York Post • Esquire • Real Simple • The Sunday Times • The Guardian Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager—and who professed to worship only her—may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa’s present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself.

Walking the Line Girl Interrupted on Her Way from Adolescence to Womanhood at a Borderline to a Parallel Universe

Walking the Line   Girl  Interrupted on Her Way from Adolescence to Womanhood at a Borderline to a Parallel Universe
Author: Theresa Rass
Release: 2009-12-14
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9783640493012
Language: en
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2, University of Innsbruck (Institut für Amerikastudien), course: On the Edge of Sanity: Mental Illness and Disordered Behavior in American Literature, language: English, abstract: In her autobiographical novel Girl, Interrupted Susanna Kaysen deals with the probably most difficult and influential period in her life. At the end of the 1960s, when she was eighteen, she was committed to a mental institution after a half-hearted suicide attempt and diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. She spent two years at McLean, where also famous persons like Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Robert Lowell and Ray Charles have been in treatment. This paper will be trying to point out the difficulties with which people, especially women, were confronted in the 1960s, when they were different in some way and how this could result in being caught in a kind of parallel universe or, even worse, being stuck in between two worlds and not knowing were they belong.

THE GREAT GATSBY

THE GREAT GATSBY
Author: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
Release: 2022
Editor: PURE SNOW PUBLISHING
Pages: 209
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Language: en
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THE GREAT GATSBY BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD Key features of this book: * Unabridged with 100% of it’s original content * Available in multiple formats: eBook, original paperback, large print paperback and hardcover * Easy-to-read 12 pt. font size * Proper paragraph formatting with Indented first lines, 1.25 Line Spacing and Justified Paragraphs * Properly formatted for aesthetics and ease of reading. * Custom Table of Contents and Design elements for each chapter * The Copyright page has been placed at the end of the book, as to not impede the content and flow of the book. Original publication: 1925 The Great Gatsby - The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, This book is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book and stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this classic novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers which depicts the life of lavish parties on Long Island is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. This book is great for schools, teachers and students or for the casual reader, and makes a wonderful addition to any classic literary library At Pure Snow Publishing we have taken the time and care into formatting this book to make it the best possible reading experience. We specialize in publishing classic books and have been publishing books since 2014. We now have over 500 book listings available for purchase. Enjoy!

The Family Game

The Family Game
Author: Catherine Steadman
Release: 2022-10-18
Editor: Ballantine Books
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780593158074
Language: en
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“A powerful family and a deadly game. Be prepared for a nail-biting, roller-coaster of a ride in Catherine Steadman’s classy and ingenious new thriller.”—B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors From the New York Times bestselling author of Something in the Water, Mr. Nobody, and The Disappearing Act. . . . THE RULES 1. Listen carefully 2. Do your research 3. Trust no one 4. Run for your life Harriet Reed, a novelist on the brink of literary stardom, is newly engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir of an extremely powerful family. And even though Edward has long tried to severe ties with them, news of the couple’s marital bliss has the Holbecks inching back into their lives. As Harriet is drawn into their lavish world, the family seems perfectly welcoming. So when Edward’s father, Robert, hands Harriet a tape of a book he’s been working on, she is desperate to listen. But as she presses play, it’s clear that this isn’t just a novel. It’s a confession. A confession to a grisly crime. A murder. And, suddenly, the game is in motion. Feeling isolated and confused, Harriet must work out if this is part of a plan to test her loyalty. Or something far darker. What is it that Robert sees in her? Why give her the power to destroy everything? This might be a game to the Holbeck family—but losing might still prove deadly. READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME . . .

Bloody Jack

Bloody Jack
Author: Louis A. Meyer
Release: 2002
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780152167318
Language: en
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Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

Girl Interrupted Twice

Girl  Interrupted Twice
Author: H R Hatton
Release: 2020-12-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 102
ISBN: 9798585533846
Language: en
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What would you write locked in a psych ward? G. I. T. I. W. T. T. P. W. S. Y. D. H. T. was written over the course of the final 19 of 23 days spent inpatient at the NY Presbyterian Westchester Campus Psych Ward between November and December, 2020. It's poetry, scrutiny, self reflection, prophecy, love, fear, darkness, light. It captures the state of the mental health system and readers keep Heather company as she writes away the hours. She plays with concepts of time and space, rewrites We Didn't Start the Fire into We Didn't Start the Crazy, swoons over a relationship, faces all things that are making her anxious, introduces all things that came at intake and much from onsite workshops. This is a snapshot of a moment in time in psychiatric care, 23 days of incarceration against her will and randomly medicated. She had not planned to be an inpatient in a psych ward, but has no memory from 3pm Nov 21st until 1:30pm Nov 22nd. She was taken by ambulance to the NY Presbyterian on Gold Street in New York City's Financial District from a hotel where she had spent two nights. The hospital subsequently released her at 4:00pm and she returned without any belongings or even the coat on her back or glasses on her face at 5:30pm. She was sedated until Nov 22nd 1:30pm and was told she was being taken to a psychiatric facility. Heavily sedated, she had absolutely no control over this decision. The first week there she had no glasses, though she made arrangements to receive contact lenses Nov 25th, they were received but held until November 30th."The facility was pleasant and even has a pool during the summer. Most all rooms were single instead of double it being quarantine, there were two large tvs and the food was good despite the constant rotation."23 days is longer than the typical stay and Heather was told they were extending her stay due to the extenuating circumstances of her arrival at the Gold Street location. It's all a mystery. A day disappeared cost 23 days of her life. This is the background of the writing. At least something has come of the stay. H.R.H. works as an artist @hrh.nyc in Brooklyn, where she enjoys the company of her betta fish Mojo, an abundance of plantlife, and the sparrows and doves that come to her fire escape. She has been writing poetry since she spoke her first words, "Look my new blue shoes!" She was a slam poet in the New York scene circa 1999-2001. This is the first assembled and polished novel that she has published solo. She has one additional book on Amazon, a translation of The Book of the Law. She hopes everyone can see the hope in these words amidst the struggles with time, family and love. Additionally, H.R.H. is the Principal Broker at Realestatic, a Commercial Real Estate Firm in Williamsburg Brooklyn. You may also know her as an artist, having had solo abstract art shows at Space 776 and at a coworking space in Brooklyn. Maybe you went to one of her gallery events at Club 157 circa 2016-17, or her involvement in Northern Brooklyn, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce or Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce. Over the years she boasts membership in a wide variety of societies and associations. She is a graduate of the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch in Entrepreneurial Management with minors in Corporate Social Responsibility, Information Technology and Advanced Business Analysis. Heather graduated Baruch in 2016. She has previously been a student at Fordham University, Scranton University, Keystone University, The Ivy Institute and The New York Real Estate Institute. She maintains both a real estate broker license and insurance broker license. In her free time she is working on her own concept of the perfectly functioning urban environment."Publishing my work is an exercise in visibility. May we all be visible and see others. May this be the start of something wonderful."

Riding in Cars with Boys

Riding in Cars with Boys
Author: Beverly Donofrio
Release: 1992-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781101127636
Language: en
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Denied college, Beverly Donofrio lost interest in everything but riding around town in cars, drinking and smoking, and rebelling against authority. She got married and divorced and finally ended up in an elite New England university, books in one arm, child in the other. A book about the compromise between being your own person and fitting into society.

Skin Game

Skin Game
Author: Caroline Kettlewell
Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781466847576
Language: en
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"There was very fine, an elegant pain, hardly a pain at all, like the swift and fleeting burn of a drop of hot candle wax...Then the blood welled up and began to distort the pure, stark edges of my delicately wrought wound. "The chaos in my head spun itself into a silk of silence. I had distilled myself to the immediacy of hand, blade, blood, flesh." There are an estimated two to three million "cutters" in America, but experts warn that, as with anorexia, this could be just the tip of the iceberg of those affected by this little-known disorder. Cutting has only just begun to enter public consciousness as a dangerous affliction that tends to take hold of adolescent girls and can last, hidden and untreated, well into adulthood. Caroline Kettlewell is an intelligent woman with a promising career and a family. She is also a former cutter, and the first person to tell her own story about living with and overcoming the disorder. She grew up on the campus of a boys' boarding school where her father taught. As she entered adolescence, the combination of a family where frank discussion was avoided and life in what seemed like a fishbowl, where she and her sister were practically the only girls the students ever saw, became unbearable for Caroline. She discovered that the only way to find relief from overpowering feelings of self-consciousness, discomfort, and alienation was to physically hurt herself. She began cutting her arms and legs in the seventh grade, and continued into her twenties. Why would a rational person resort to such extreme measures? How did she recognize and overcome her problem? In a memoir startling for its honesty, humor, and poignancy, Caroline Kettlewell offers a clear-eyed account of her own struggle to survive this debilitating affliction.