The author of "Girl, Interrupted" wasn't crazy. Neither is Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author of "Prozac Nation".

The difference between crazy and having "issues" is an importent thing to remember. Both of these authors realized they could be sane. They could live, and survive. It may not have been the life they wanted, but they were safe. The dangers they came across were calculated and executed by their own hand. They knew what the consequences in reality were, and acted on that. That isn't crazy to me. It is quite sane, almost too sane in a way.