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3.00012292562999 out of 53.00012292562999 out of 53.00012292562999 out of 53.00012292562999 out of 53.00012292562999 out of 5 3.00 (16,270 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Pipher Narrator: Mary Pipher Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 twenty 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 and 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.

Here, for the first time, are girls' unmuted voices from the front lines of adolescence, personal and painfully honest. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia issues a call to arms and offers parents compassion, strength, and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of self.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A vibrant and insightful account . . . The loss of the spirit which Dr. Pipher so brilliantly portrays is the loss of the American spirit. DR. NATALIE PORTER
    Former president, Division of the Psychology of Women,
    American Psychological Association
  • An important book . . . Pipher shines high-beam headlights on the world of teenage girls. Los Angeles Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jami | 2/17/2014

    " A must read for anyone with daughters or who work with adolescent girls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kimmie | 2/12/2014

    " In case you forget.......... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hollyutah | 2/11/2014

    " I read this in college, and I agree. However, as a schoolteacher, I have to support Laura Bush's emphasis on encouraging boys to succeed also. I am for equal yoking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dana Cruz | 2/6/2014

    " I read this book a long time and looked it over again recently and well...it was kind of...it seemed ot miss the mark in creating the stories of girls as oppoed to case histories that tie up neatly in the end - and that bothers me...but I remember really liking it at the time I read it... "

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