Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (2 Cassettes)

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (2 Cassettes)

by Mary Pipher

Audiobook(Cassette - Abridged, 2 Cassettes, 3 hrs.)

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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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ISBN-13: 9780553476941
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Edition description: Abridged, 2 Cassettes, 3 hrs.
Product dimensions: 4.34(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Mary Pipher is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Lincoln, Nebraska. She teaches part-time at the University of Nebraska and is also a commentator for Nebraska Public Radio.

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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
pru-lennon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
girls in the '90s had it rough according to mary pipher. the world was so different from her '50s childhood era where girls/women have to learn to lead a restricted life in order to be safe b/c we live in a junk culture w/junk values that demeans women. she feels that we need to change our institutions and our cultures so that females aren't battered, raped and demeaned and where males don't feel the need to perpetrate such behaviors. if you're a parent or think you'll ever be one, no matter if you have a son or daughter, i think "reviving ophelia" is worth reading for ideas about how to parent an adolescent, male or female, in the best way possible for a culture that has values not in the best interest of people.
nm.spring08.m.zurita on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviving Ophelia is a great book about teenage girls dealing with problems in their lives. Their problems are the same that most girls have. It tells true stories about how the girls deal with their problems and how it helps them. If you have any problems with almost anything this book is great to teach how to deal with them. It explains how girls are affected by the media, peers, family, relationships, drugs, violence, and sex. I liked this book because it is very interesting and the stories are true stories not made up ones. Even though this book was written in 1994. The girls in the book are very similar to the girls now days. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about real life problems that they have or know someone that has problems. I recommend this book especially to girls because this book is mainly focused on problems that adololecent girls have. The stories can help you with your problems.
LyondeClarasval on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a keeper. Kept on my bookshelf as a reminder, and it's been useful as much for healing myself as understanding and helping the teenage girls I work with. I think this book needs to reach parents somehow. Professionals deal with the aftereffects, it would be nice to get this to parents before the trouble begins alienating their daughters from them.
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I have three daughters, ages 11-19 and have had three Girl Scout troops; currently two troops -- one of 6th graders and one of 9th-10th graders. I am advising every one of my GS parents to buy this book and plan on using it with my troops. We've have been aware of the damage peer pressure and media saturation can cause but have felt powerless to effect any real change. This book doesn't have all the answers but it lets us know we're not alone and suggests ways we can help our daughters remain strong and happy. Thank you, Mary Pipher!