Publish date: October 16th 1995
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
Przed lekturą „Przerwanej lekcji muzyki” zapoznałam się z opiniami innych czytelników i z niemałym zdumieniem zauważyłam parę negatywnych opinii. Niemożliwym był dla mnie fakt, że książka, na której podstawie powstał tak rewelacyjny film, może być przeciętna bądź słaba. Niestety, przekonałam się, że...
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. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele -- Sylvia Plath, Rob...
Actual rating: 2.5 starsInitial thougths: Given that the author was committed to a psychiatric hospital and Girl, Interrupted is a memoir chronicling that time, I didn't think the book did it all that much justice. Little was actually shared through the book that an observer couldn't have written. T...
When Susanna Kaysen was 18, she went to see a new psychiatrist for a conversation after what appears to have been a suicide attempt. She swallowed a large amount of sleeping pills, then regretted her decision and wandered out into the street to get help. The psychiatrist claimed to have spoken to an...
"A lot of mind, though, is turning out to be brain. A memory is a particular pattern of cellular changes on particular spots in our heads. A mood is a compound of neurotransmitters. Too much acetylcholine, not enough serotonin, and you've got depression. So, what's left of mind? " When I firs...
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