The Middle of Everywhere

Helping Refugees Enter the American CommunityOver the past decade, Mary Pipher has been a great source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our family members. Now she connects us with the newest members of the American family–refugees. They come with nothing but the desire to experience the American dream. Their endurance in the face […]

The Shelter of Each Other

Rebuilding Our FamiliesIn The Shelter of Each Other, Mary Pipher opens our eyes wide to the desperate realities families are facing and shows us a way out. Drawing on the fascinating stories of families rich and poor, angry and despairing, religious and skeptical, and probing deep into her own family memories and experiences, Pipher clears […]

Reviving Ophelia

Saving the Selves of Adolescent GirlsWhen Reviving Ophelia was first published the response was extraordinary. She posed the provocative question: Why are American adolescent girls falling prey 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 […]

Hunger Pains

The Modern Woman’s Tragic Quest for ThinnessWe live in an appearance-obsessed culture. Fashion ads, magazine covers, TV shows, and movies idealize a body type that is impossible for most real women to achieve. In this comforting, liberating book, Dr. Pipher offers advice, counsel, and practical solutions for understanding our needs, our fears, and our many […]