Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, PhD

Reviving Ophelia

byMary Pipher, PhD

Kobo ebook | August 1, 2005

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**#1 New York Times Bestseller

The groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: what is happening to the selves of adolescent girls?**

As a therapist, Mary Pipher was becoming frustrated with the growing problems among adolescent girls. Why were so many of them turning to therapy in the first place? Why had these lovely and promising human beings fallen prey to depression, eating disorders, suicide attempts, and crushingly low self-esteem? The answer hit a nerve with Pipher, with parents, and with the girls themselves. Crashing and burning in a “developmental Bermuda Triangle,” they were coming of age in a media-saturated culture preoccupied with unrealistic ideals of beauty and images of dehumanized sex, a culture rife with addictions and sexually transmitted diseases. They were losing their resiliency and optimism in a “girl-poisoning” culture that propagated values at odds with those necessary to survive.   

Told in the brave, fearless, and honest voices of the girls themselves who are emerging from the chaos of adolescence, Reviving Ophelia is a call to arms, offering important tactics, empathy, and strength, and urging a change where young hearts can flourish again, and rediscover and reengage their sense of self.

Title:Reviving OpheliaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 1, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:110107776X

ISBN - 13:9781101077764

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phenomenal book! Mary Pipher is an amazing author, and this book is a must-read for all parents of young girls. Although written in 1995, it's as poignant and relevant today as it was then. It is definitely a pertinent tool in raising girls in this "girl poisoning" culture.
Date published: 2009-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Complete and utter trash. Any book on adolescence that says, "My friend once told me to think of teenagers as constantly on LSD. It was a good idea." has little to no idea of that which it speaks. The girls and examples in this book are so incredibly juvenile and thick, I would only recommend buying it if your daughter is psychologically unwell or has been raised by coneheads. What an insult to teenaged girls. Total drivel.
Date published: 2007-10-14