Girl, Interrupted

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (1993)

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Non-Fiction | Memoir
4 StarsBlurb:

“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 in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital 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.”
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Tracks

Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
by Robyn Davidson (1980)

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Non-Fiction | Travel | Memoir
4 Stars 
Blurb:

“Robyn Davidson’s opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: “I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there’s no going back.”  Continue reading