Now available in mass market paperback, this acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller provides an eye-opening examination of adolescent girls in America who are prone to eating disorders, depression, and suicide attempts. Dr. Pipher presents unmuted voices from adolescent girls who lay bare their harsh day-to-day reality, and offers compassion and ...
Now available in mass market paperback, this acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller provides an eye-opening examination of adolescent girls in America who are prone to eating disorders, depression, and suicide attempts. Dr. Pipher presents unmuted voices from adolescent girls who lay bare their harsh day-to-day reality, and offers compassion and strategies to help revive these young women's lost sense of self.
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Jul 5, 2007
The Hidden, Unvarnished Facts
This book was an eye-opener for me. I had once been an adolescent long ago and this book, with the described experiences of the young girls, brought back memories. I have two adult daughters and, although they didn't confide in me a great deal, I could tell they were having difficult experiences in highschool. This book has increased my appreciation and understanding of the pressures that teen girls undergo. It opened another world to me. Sensitive and well written. Full of information. A must-read for parents of pre-teen and teen girls.
Publishers Weekly, 1994-02-28 From her work as a psychotherapist for adolescent females, Pipher here posits and persuasively argues her thesis that today's teenaged girls are coming of age in ``a girl-poisoning culture.'' Backed by anecdotal evidence and research findings, she suggests that, despite the advances of feminism, young women continue to be victims of abuse, self-mutilation (e.g., anorexia), consumerism and media pressure to conform to others' ideals. With sympathy and focus she cites case histories to illustrate the struggles required of adolescent girls to maintain a sense of themselves among the mixed messages they receive from society, their schools and, often, their families. Pipher offers concrete suggestions for ways by which girls can build and maintain a strong sense of self, e.g., keeping a diary, observing their social context as an anthropologist might, distinguishing between thoughts and feelings. Pipher is an eloquent advocate. Psychotherapy Book Club selection; BOMC and QPB alternates. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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