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Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Reviving Ophelia Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls Author:Mary Bray Pipher THREE YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST — AND MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD — When Reviving Ophelia was first published nearly a decade ago, the response was extraordinary?and Dr. Mary Pipher became one of the most sought-after speakers in the country. She posed the provocative question: Why are American adolescent girls falling prey... more » to depression, eating disorders, and suicide attempts at an alarming rate? The answer hit a nerve. We live in a look-obsessed, sexist ?girl-poisoning? culture. And despite the advances of feminism, girls continue to struggle to find their true selves.
Here 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.« less