Reviving Ophelia (Abridged): Saving the Lives of Adolescent Girls Audiobook, by Mary Pipher Play Audiobook Sample

Reviving Ophelia (Abridged): Saving the Lives of Adolescent Girls Audiobook

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Read By: Mary Pipher Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2000 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780553754254

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

4

Longest Chapter Length:

46:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

46:21 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

46:29 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

5

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Publisher Description

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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"This book was a part of my high school cirriculum (peer mentoring in an all-girl's high school). Interesting examination on the psyche of teenage girls, especially reading it as one. I've since re-read it a couple times. For a non-fiction book (which I rarely read) it sucks you in."

— Meaghan (5 out of 5 stars)

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  • “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

Reviving Ophelia Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.88235294117647 out of 53.88235294117647 out of 53.88235294117647 out of 53.88235294117647 out of 53.88235294117647 out of 5 (3.88)
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Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Jess Kuhn, 10/20/2018
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Jami, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    — Kimmie, 2/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Hollyutah, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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... "

    — Dana, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " read it for class -- boring. "

    — Caitee, 1/30/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought this book would share specific ways to help and deal with adolescent girls, for example, how do you deal with an adolescent girl who locks herself in her room and doesn't want to speak to you, etc. This book was mainly filled anecdotes about the experiences of the author's clients. I saw my adolescent experience in the first couple of chapters but that was about it. The last four chapters are what the meat of the book should have been about. It was an interesting read but not what I was really expecting. "

    — Dolcie, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " personally i think she has no idea what she's talking about. "

    — Tatiana, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Bleh I read this when I was a teenager and it scared me to death. The world she describes was nothing like what I grew up in. But it opened my eyes to what some girls have to endure. I remember that she didn't really give any answers but it has been ten years since I read it. "

    — Adrienne, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you have adolescent daughter this book will help you navigate your journey together. "

    — MaryAnn, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fabulous book - a must read for anyone with daughters or who works with teens! Hard to read at some points, because the stories are heartbreaking - makes you think a lot about the world we live in, how society is structured and what the effects of that on our girls. "

    — Brenda, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was interesting and informative to understand myself as a teenager and the things I still carry... Also to be more compassionate and understanding of the young women I serve and the things that happen to us to make us the way we are. "

    — Jeanna, 1/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " anyone who will or does spend time with young girls should read this. "

    — dix, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this in a college course and one of few books I actually saved from school. If you have a young girl, you should read this! "

    — Tina, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is an amazing book for any female or for anyone who knows a female! It has been a life changer for me personally. I recommend any mom of girls to definitely read this book. So powerful. "

    — Chelsa, 10/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " um. i read this book the summer before i started junior high 2 days before i got my first period...and it scarred me for life. I went into 8th grade completely terrified that i would be taunted and teased throughout highschool. it was not a good beginning for adolesence... "

    — Jill, 10/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this book will also be near and dear to my heart. It was my introduction to working in a female responsive world. "

    — Jennifer, 8/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Even though the girls are really young, I think this is such a great book for every mom and girls to read. Love it "

    — Carrie, 8/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent book for anyone who has, had, or ever will have daughters. "

    — Colvina, 3/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this book years ago because I have a daughter and I'm also a teacher. It's written by a psychologist and is a worthwhile and helpful book for parents and teachers. Interesting information. "

    — Teresa, 7/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I read this maybe five years ago. I remember parts of it were difficult to read, but it had some really good ideas in it. Probably a good one to re-read in the future when my oldest girl nears her teenage years! "

    — Cindi, 4/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this book when I was 14 and it was the best book choice for a young girl going through all the ups and down of adolescence. An easy read. "

    — Candace, 3/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Every girl should read this book. Mary Pipher has such an untainted outlook on the effects of today's culture on the lives of women. "

    — Shea, 1/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " If you have a girl, read this book. "

    — Lauriero, 12/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The seminal work in the psychology of adolescent girls. Has spawned many off shoot books that are more pop culture in nature. "

    — Evie, 9/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was the first psych/women's studies book I ever read. It really left a strong impression on me as I started to seriously think about what influences adolescents' development. I need to re-read this now that I'm no longer an adolescent. "

    — Sally, 7/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Thoughtful and well organized. I can't think of a group that wouldn't do well to read this book. "

    — Ashley, 6/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Must-read for all parents of girls and all those who interact with teens. "

    — Marie, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Tried to read this one when I was 13, but didn't get through it. "

    — Heather, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good Book, especially if you have a daughter. Or thinking about your own childhood as a little girl. Brought stuff up for me. "

    — Annie, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " While a bit outdated, a chilling look at pre-teen and teen girls through the eyes of a therapist. What girls today have to deal with in school, home and life in general is horrible and how we deal with these issues as a society will shape our lives. "

    — Stephanie, 3/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The intro is a great read for any parent with a girl just hitting middle school age. The rest of the book is all based on the author's case studies from her therapy practice, so it gets a little tedious. "

    — Ron, 3/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Had to read this for a class- feel like re-reading it, learned so much about how we internalize things when everyone thinks we are being resilient "

    — Connie, 2/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Documents the difficult time girls have going through adolescence... interesting case studies. "

    — Sarah, 2/12/2011

About Mary Pipher

Mary Pipher, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Reviving Ophelia. Awarded the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation, Pipher speaks across the country to families, mental health professionals, and educators. She has appeared on Today, 20/20, Charlie Rose, PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and NPR’s Fresh Air.