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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (345 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Pipher Narrator: Mary Pipher Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 2/2/2014

    " Same author as Reviving Ophelia - about family relationships. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/1/2014

    " I felt Pipher is right on about her opinions on what families need today. The TV needs to be turned off, and people should be creating their own stories and memories. Her case studies presented didn't impress me or really illustrate her points further for me, but I enjoyed her messages. Families should be making conscious decisions about what media is entering their homes and also be conscious about the effect today's popular culture is having upon their specific families. A family's history is what is remembered, not material objects. This book was written over a decade ago. I wonder how Pipher feels now? The 90s references were a blast from the past. All in all, a good read cementing my beliefs on how to create a positive community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki Conroy | 1/22/2014

    " I have had this book for ages and every time I hit a bumpy spot in a very important relationship I pull it out. I need to remind myself of some of the important reasons for sheltering each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Reuel | 1/17/2014

    " The sub-title is: Rebuilding Our Families. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 1/16/2014

    " I love her books. She explores the needs of different groups (teen girls, older adults) with thoughtfulness and care. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina Gulledge | 1/14/2014

    " The emphasis is to focus on the family and not let distractions, activities, people, places or things get in the way of whats important. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elissa | 1/13/2014

    " I cannot say enough good things about this book! I think it is very timely (even if it is 10 years old) and well written. Pipher talks very adeptly about the importance of families, how families have been torn apart by the larger culture and how to fix this problem. I think everyone needs to read this book. Pipher ends the book with a really hopeful tone, giving the reader a feeling that one person can make a difference and that the ills of society really can be repaired. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/12/2014

    " I read this book many years ago, but it is still relevant. I use the concepts for making families work in my own life and with the families with whom I work. Good stories to support the concepts presented and easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 brooke sellers | 12/31/2013

    " A very life- and family-affirming book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 12/30/2013

    " I'll refer back to this one in the future, I'm certain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 12/29/2013

    " this book has so many great ideas and positive outlook on how powerful families can be in todays scary world, I high-light and took notes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 11/16/2013

    " So me!! I read this book while camping when my boys were a little younger and I vowed for the simple life ever since! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karri Lewis | 11/15/2013

    " This is an awesome book that talks about how family needs to be there for each other and respectful parenting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deirdre Keating | 7/4/2013

    " I don't remember feeling like she offered anything specific to remedy the problems she describes so well, but maybe I need to reread it. I liked her discussion of TV and media---how we allow things into our home via the screen that we never would allow otherwise, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Yeates | 6/5/2013

    " I love this author - lot's of good insight into what is important in families and how society has impacted families. Will use it in my work everyday! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie Duquette | 5/19/2013

    " Don't remember much, but have loved everything she has written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Wedekind | 5/13/2013

    " Really important book for therapists to consider "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sqyire21 | 4/8/2013

    " Although forced to read this for my Masters degree, I suggest this book for ANYONE who is raising a family in modern America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 3/29/2013

    " Some parts I liked and some parts I didn't. But I thought it had good ideas on how to build families. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 3/24/2013

    " I found this a phenomenal book that not only reminds us the importance of families but teaches us how to nurture our children and our family. Every young parent should read this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 11/4/2012

    " I've read this book before but I am re-reading it because I am in need of a refresher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 9/26/2012

    " Very good. Very applicable. Maybe the author/doctor is Mormon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 9/16/2012

    " An interesting book about the struggles different families go through. Mary Phipher writes about how technology and media have changed the dynamics of families in bad and good ways. She writes of the importance of families and communities. It really motivated me to reach out to family and neighbors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 11/21/2011

    " This one is another very interesting book to read for common people (those of us who aren't therapists), that will impact choices I make for my family. I love her take on society and the impact it has on our lives and good advice how to help our kids and each other. Very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 10/8/2011

    " Enjoyed it but didn't find anything earth shattering. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 5/3/2011

    " Don't remember much, but have loved everything she has written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 9/23/2010

    " A message more urgent than ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicki | 7/19/2010

    " I have had this book for ages and every time I hit a bumpy spot in a very important relationship I pull it out. I need to remind myself of some of the important reasons for sheltering each other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonia | 3/5/2010

    " Also read back in the mid-1990's and I remember being in adoration of this woman's writing because she wants people to love and respect each other. Good ideas on how to start in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 1/13/2010

    " this book has so many great ideas and positive outlook on how powerful families can be in todays scary world, I high-light and took notes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 9/2/2009

    " The emphasis is to focus on the family and not let distractions, activities, people, places or things get in the way of whats important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 6/23/2009

    " Some parts I liked and some parts I didn't. But I thought it had good ideas on how to build families. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 4/15/2009

    " Enjoyed it but didn't find anything earth shattering. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 3/1/2009

    " I'll refer back to this one in the future, I'm certain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 2/27/2009

    " I've read this book before but I am re-reading it because I am in need of a refresher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary | 1/29/2009

    " Very good. Very applicable. Maybe the author/doctor is Mormon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/16/2009

    " Same author as Reviving Ophelia - about family relationships. Very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 11/16/2008

    " So me!! I read this book while camping when my boys were a little younger and I vowed for the simple life ever since! "

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About the Author

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.