Susanna Kaysen

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Birthday
11, 1948
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

Though she also wrote Cambridge, Far Afield, and several other novels, this author is most famous for her 1993 memoir Girl, Interrupted.

Before Fame

At the age of nineteen, she was institutionalized at a Massachusetts psychiatric hospital and was given a borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis.

Trivia

She published her first literary work, Asa, As I Knew Him, in 1987.

Family Life

Her father, Carl Kaysen, taught economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and served as an economic advisor to United States President John F. Kennedy.

Associated With

The famous 1999 film adaptation of Girl, Interrupted starred Winona Ryder as the Susanna Kaysen character.