Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher - PDF and EPUB eBook

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#1 New York Times Bestseller The groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: what is...

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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Book author
Mary Pipher
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
293 pages
Language
English
Published
September 1st 2005 by Riverhead Books
File size (in PDF)
1172 kB
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

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#1 New York Times Bestseller The groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: what is happening to the selves of adolescent girls? As a therapist, Mary Pipher was becoming frustrated with the growing problems among adolescent girls. Why were so many of them turning to therapy in the first place?

Why had these lovely and promising human beings fallen prey to depression, eating disorders, suicide attempts, and crushingly low self-esteem? The answer hit a nerve with Pipher, with parents, and with the girls themselves. Crashing and burning in a “developmental Bermuda Triangle,” they were coming of age in a media-saturated culture preoccupied with unrealistic ideals of beauty and images of dehumanized sex, a culture rife with addictions and sexually transmitted diseases.

They were losing their resiliency and optimism in a “girl-poisoning” culture that propagated values at odds with those necessary to survive. Told in the brave, fearless, and honest voices of the girls themselves who are emerging from the chaos of adolescence, Reviving Ophelia is a call to arms, offering important tactics, empathy, and strength, and urging a change where young hearts can flourish again, and rediscover and reengage their sense of self.