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    • Reviving Ophelia

    • By: Mary Pipher PhD Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Mary Pipher PhD
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 198
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      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Why are more American adolescent girls prey to depression, eating disorders, addictions, and suicide attempts than ever before? According to Dr. Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist who has treated girls for more than 20 years, we live in a look-obsessed, media saturated, "girl-poisoning" culture. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence - from undervalued intelligence to sexual harassment in elementary school - cause girls to stifle their creative spirit an natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet girls often blame themselves or their families for this "problem with no name" instead of looking at the world around them as the culprit.In this insightful production of Reviving Ophelia, for the first time listeners will hear the personal and painfully honest voices of girls on the front lines of adolescence. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia sounds an alarm identifying these problems, and issues a call to arms to deal with them. And with compassion, Dr. Pipher offers parents compassion, strength, and realistic strategies with which to revive these present-day Ophelias' lost sense of self.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Desperately needs an update

    • By Stuart I. Rice on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Letters to a Young Therapist

    • By: Mary Pipher
    • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    Mary Pipher's groundbreaking investigation of America's "girl-poisoning culture", Reviving Ophelia, has sold nearly two million copies and established its author as one of the nation's foremost authorities on family issues. In Letters to a Young Therapist, Dr. Pipher shares what she has learned in 30 years as a therapist, helping warring families, alienated adolescents, and harried professionals restore peace and beauty to their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely worth the listen!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-14

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Middle of Everywhere

    • Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
    • By: Mary Pipher
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has been a great source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our family members. Now she connects us with the newest members of the American family - refugees. In cities all over the country, refugees arrive daily. Lost Boys from Sudan, survivors from Kosovo, families fleeing Afghanistan and Vietnam: they come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face of tragedy and their ability to hold on to the virtues of family, love, and joy are a lesson for America. Their stories will make you laugh and weep.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Shelter of Each Other

    • By: Mary Pipher, PhD
    • Narrated by: Mary Pipher, PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Our country is in a profound crisis: a crisis of decency, of civility, of character. And families today are experiencing a new set of realities. Our best instincts are undermined at every turn, and our families, to which we turn in crisis, are feeling the strain. Working parents are harried, tired, and overextended. Mary Pipher understands this. She's a good listener, perhaps the best listener in America. And what she has to say goes straight to the heart.Confronted with today's challenges, parents feel helpless to protect their children from the enemy within their homes: the innapropriate television their kids watch for hours, the computer and virtual reality games that keep them from playing outside, when they should be learning from and about the real world. Compounding this is the fact that our psychological theories don't work anymore. These theories were developed decades ago, when families were tightly knit, relatively monolithic institutions, and they're dated. Pipher argues that such theories are of little help in our violent, sexualized contemporary culture. And while diagnosing the problem is the first step in curing it, Pipher offers ideas for simple actions we can all take to help rebuild our families and strengthen our communities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful book

    • By Lori on 02-19-09

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Seeking Peace

    • Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World
    • By: Mary Pipher
    • Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Self talking to Self

    • By Paula S on 10-04-09

    Regular price: $18.19