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.

Cambridge

Cambridge
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Release: 2014
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 257
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.

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: 224
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.

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: 36
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.

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.

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.

Strange Heaven

Strange Heaven
Author: Lynn Coady
Release: 2010-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0864926170
Language: en
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She's depressed, they say. Apathetic. Bridget Murphy, almost eighteen, has had it with her zany family. When she is transferred to the children's hospital's psych ward after giving birth to a baby and putting it up for adoption, it is a welcome relief -- even with the manic ranting of a teen stripper and lurid come-ons of a young megalomaniac. But this oasis of relative calm is short-lived. Christmas is coming, and Uncle Albert arrives to whisk Bridget back to the bedlam of home and the booze-soaked social life that got her into trouble in the first place. Her grandmother raves from her bed, banging the wall with a bedpan through a litany of profanities. Her father curses while her mother tries to keep the lid on developmentally delayed Uncle Rollie. The baby's father wants retribution, and her friends don't get that she's changed.

The Camera My Mother Gave Me

The Camera My Mother Gave Me
Author: Susanna Kaysen
Release: 2002
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 149
ISBN: 9780679763437
Language: en
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The author relates her odyssey through the world of gynecological medicine in an attempt to diagnose a mysterious disorder, and addresses larger questions that arise when sexual pleasure is replaced by pain.

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.

Hollywood Interrupted

Hollywood  Interrupted
Author: Andrew Breitbart,Mark Ebner
Release: 2004-03-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780471661894
Language: en
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Hollywood, Interrupted is a sometimes frightening,occasionally sad, and frequently hysterical odyssey into thedarkest realms of showbiz pathology, the endless stream ofmeltdowns and flameouts, and the inexplicable behavior on the partof show business personalities. Charting celebrities from rehab to retox, to jails, cults,institutions, near-death experiences and the Democratic Party,Hollywood, Interrupted takes readers on a surreal field tripinto the amoral belly of the entertainment industry. Each chapter— covering topics including warped Hollywood child-rearing,bad medicine, hypocritical political maneuvering and the complicitmedia — delivers a meticulously researched,interview-infused, attitude heavy dispatch which analyzes anddeconstructs the myths created by the celebrities themselves. Celebrities somehow believe that it's their god-given right toinflict their pathology on the rest of us. Hollywood,Interrupted illustrates how these dysfunctional dilettantes aremad as hell... And we're not going to take it any more.

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: 12
ISBN: 9783640492817
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.

How to be a Woman

How to be a Woman
Author: Caitlin Moran
Release: 2012
Editor: Random House
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780091940744
Language: en
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1913: Suffragette throws herself under the King's horse. 1969 u Feminists storm Miss World. NOW u Caitlin Moran rewrites The Female Eunuch from a bar stool and demands to know why pants are getting smaller. There's never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727.

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."

Under the Banner of Heaven

Under the Banner of Heaven
Author: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2004-06-08
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781400078998
Language: en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, this extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God; some 40,000 people still practice polygamy in these communities. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.

Black Girl Interrupted

Black Girl Interrupted
Author: Shey Marie
Release: 2020-09-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9798683559359
Language: en
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Diamond was beautiful, intelligent, and born into what seemed like hell on Earth. Her upbringing was shameful and painful, but her future was somehow very bright. She graduated at the top of her class with a full-ride scholarship to one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. Around the same time, she was presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to follow her dream of pursuing a singing career. Which left her with a hard decision to make between the two amazing opportunities in a short period of time.In the midst of it all, Diamond was swept off her feet by a rich and powerful man named Andrew Michaels. Unbeknownst to her by dating him she had opened Pandora's box and unleashed a skeleton from her mother's shady past. A skeleton that threatened her and Andrew's future together. After lies started to unfold from everyone around her, Diamond didn't know who she could trust. Which caused her fairytale ending to start to unravel right along with her sanity.

The Complete Book of Ferns

The Complete Book of Ferns
Author: Mobee Weinstein
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Cool Springs Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780760363942
Language: en
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The Complete Book of Ferns is filled with botanical information, indoor and outdoor growing and care information, details on propagation, display ideas, and even craft projects. This gorgeous book is authored by Mobee Weinstein, the Foreman of Gardeners at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and a veteran guest on the Martha Stewart Living TV show and other media outlets. Houseplants in general are in ascendance, but no category is hotter than ferns. From the otherworldly Staghorns—mounted like antler trophies in homes throughout the world—to the classic Boston Ferns and newer varieties like Crispy Wave, ferns are definitely back in fashion. And to no one’s surprise. After all, ferns are among the very oldest plants on the planet, with a long and storied history. There are tens of thousands of known varieties of ferns. In the Victorian Era, ferns created an absolute craze for more than 50 years. They re-emerged as integral home décor accessories in the '50s and '60s, and who didn’t spend time in a "Fern Bar" back in the '80s? And they are back again. This comprehensive reference starts its examination of ferns 400 million years ago, when the first species of this group of spore-reproducing plants appeared on Earth, exploring their evolution and eventual incorporation into human culture, including the powers associated with them and their practical and ornamental uses. Then, after an exploration of fern botany—its parts, how it grows, its variability in size and form, habitats, propagation, etc.—you'll learn how to green your indoor and outdoor environments with ferns. Every aspect of fern care is covered: potting/planting, watering, fertilizing, pest and disease control, and more. With this knowledge absorbed, explore creative planting projects, like terrariums, vertical gardens (living walls), mixed tabletop gardens, and moss baskets. To make your survey of ferns complete, create pressed fern art, fabric wall hangings with chlorophyll-stained designs, cyanotypes, and hand-made fern-decorated paper. In the end, you will understand why this ancient plant class continues to be all the rage.