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by | Read by Susanna Kaysen

Biography & Memoir • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1993

In this bold and honest view of life in a psychiatric hospital, Susanna Kaysen breaks open the "mental patient" stereotype, revealing not only the depth of the personalities who shared those two years with her, but awakening in listeners the ultimate question: "Could this happen to me?" Kaysen presents her story with an unpolished, straight-forward narration and a wry sense of humor. This makes it possible for listeners to both comprehend how she ended up in McClean Hospital at 18, as well as how easy it is for the human brain--any human brain--to slip into that kind of exhaustion. R.A.P. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 00]



Retail pak • Random House Audio • 1999

CS ISBN 0679434194 $18.00 • Two cassettes

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