Reviving Ophelia 25th Anniversary Edition

Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Original Publish Date: Jun 04, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.77 hours)
Product Number: Z100149573
Released: Jun 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780593104118
Narrator/s: Maggi-Meg Reed
Publisher: Books on Tape
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The 25th anniversary edition of the iconic book, revised and updated for 21st-century adolescent girls and their families. In 1994, Reviving Ophelia was published, and it shone a much-needed spotlight on the problems faced by adolescent girls. The book became iconic and helped to reframe the national conversation about what author Mary Pipher called "a girl-poisoning culture" surrounding adolescents. Fast forward to today, and adolescent girls and the parents, teachers, and counselors who care about them find themselves confronting many of the same challenges Pipher wrote about originally as well as new ones specific to today. Girls still struggle with misogyny, sexism, and issues of identity and self-esteem. But they're also more isolated than ever before: They don't talk face-to-face to the people around them, including their peers, as they used to: They're texting or on social media for hours at a time. And while girls today are less likely to be in trouble for their drinking or sexual behavior, they have a greater chance of becoming depressed, anxious, or suicidal. In this revised and updated Reviving Ophelia, Pipher and her daughter, Sara Pipher Gilliam (who was a teenager at the time of the book's original publication), have incorporated these new issues for a 21st-century readership. In addition to examining the impact that social media has on adolescent girls' lives today, Pipher and Gilliam explore the rising and empowering importance of student activism in girls' lives, the wider acceptance of diverse communities among young people, and the growing disparities between urban and rural, rich and poor, and how they can affect young girls' sense of self-worth. With a new foreword and afterword and chapters that explore these topics, this new edition of Reviving Ophelia builds on the relevance of the original as it provides key insights into the challenges and opportunities facing adolescent girls today. The approach Pipher and Gilliam take in the new edition is just what it was in the original: a timely, readable combination of insightful research and real-world examples that illuminate the challenges young women face and the ways to address them. This updated Reviving Ophelia looks at 21st century adolescent girls through fresh eyes, with insights and ideas that will help new generations of readers.

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Product Number EB00756425
Released: Jun 04, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9780525537052

Professional reviews

"Therapists Mary Pipher and her daughter, Sara Gilliam, team up to deliver a comprehensive analysis of the complications faced by today's adolescent girls with their anniversary edition of REVIVING OPHELIA. Maggi-Meg Reed's narration encompasses the enthusiasm and dignity that are crucial for helping a new generation of listeners. There is a powerful sense of strength and femininity in her tone when delivering the authors' conclusions and during the compelling stories that explain how it feels to live as a girl in America, particularly what is endured. Pipher and Gilliam discuss what has and hasn't progressed for girls since the book's first edition. They've also added a discussion on social media's effects and a plan for the healthy development of girls. D.Z. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"