Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

by Mary Bray Pipher, Ph.D.

Paperback, 1995



Through case studies in which adolescent girls are involved with family divorce, eating disorder, self-mutilation, and sexual pressure, Pipher exposes the part that parents and culture play in turning fearless, outgoing little girls into depressed, angry, and insecure adolescents. She offers common sense, non-threatening solutions that require parents to become more involved in their daughters’ lives. She encourages parents to promote their daughters' strengths and talents so that they gain a broader sense of their ability to contribute to society beyond beauty and sexual stereotypes.


Ballantine Books (1995), Edition: Reprint

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8.1 inches


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