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Women Rowing North

Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity and bliss for women as they age.  

Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic and wise people they have always wanted to be.  

In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. 

'If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,' Pipher writes, 'we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.'

©2019 Mary Pipher (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Profound and Thoughtful

This book has so many quotable thoughts. So happy Pipher wrote this important book. Appreciate the perspective.

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The narrator is a distraction

The material is very interesting, but unfortunately the narrator's unusual diction is very distracting and not at all what I would expect.

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Worth the read, send it to your mom or your kids!

The tips are great. The background research terrific. The overdrawn stories don't add value and I was disappointed that a scholar of this depth would resort to the editor's suggestions about the need for more pages and more experiences.

The point she makes is very helpful for women heading into this phase of life, for their children, their bosses, and partners. Read it, skip the stories and the new age vibe.

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glad I read it, but it was a slog

I kept thinking it would get better. the author seemed to want to make every single sentence as poignant as possible, thus diminishing the importance of some really good parts. But I am glad I read it anyway.
oh and the reader really dragged it out.