4.5 fantabulous! PaulaWheatley | 31/08/2008 | See all PaulaWheatley's reviews (10) This is a fabulous book, based on a true life story of Susanna Kaysen. She wrote remarkably well of her time in the psychiatric ward, even including her hospital notes and letters, it gives you a massive insight into treatment wards in the sixties brilliant!! would also recommend the film!! that too is great!! Would prefer the real thing (book) anyday though!!