She spent her childhood in small Nebraska towns, the daughter of a doctor mother and a restless jack-of-all-trades father. Often both of her parents were away and Pipher and her siblings lived as what she calls "feral children".
Later, as an adult and therapist, Pipher was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. After the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she was overwhelmed by the attention and demands on her time. In 2002, after a personal crisis, Pipher realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began working to find a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy.
In Seeking Peace, Mary Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals truths about our search for happiness and love. While her story is unique, "the basic map and milestones of my story are universal," she writes. "We strive to make sense of our selves and our environments." In Seeking Peace, she recounts how she tried to achieve that.
©2009 Mary Pipher; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
She Who Reads
Mary Pipher has had an interesting persepctive on American culture and its impact on our psychoogical growth. About her personal growth however she lacks perspective. This book is redundant, self absorbed, self pitying, and is not related to its title.
Pipher needed a therapist to help her come to terms with her history and the self image that resulted from it. When she had a "polite breakdown" she instead beacme her own therapist. That's about as wise an idea as being your own attorney. With no one but herself to toss around thoughts ideas and felings they don't get resolved, only re-lived perhaps chewed and regurgitated. This was personal memoir in need of a therapist. Not for publication.
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