Year: 1993 Source: New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1993. 168p. SIEC No: 19990858

This book is the autobiography of Susanna Kaysen who was institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s. She writes about her thoughts during this time, her illness, & events in the hospital. She discusses social stigma, eating disorders, suicide, hospitalization, & mental illnesses. A reflection on societyÕs treatment of the mentally ill during this time is included. (SC)