Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

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Penguin, Mar 19, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

Like most lives, Mary Pipher’s is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Midwestern towns, the nurturing daughter of a doctor mother and a restless, jack-of-all-trades father. Later, as a wife, mother, and therapist, she was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, Pipher experienced a meltdown. She realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began the long journey to a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy.

In Seeking Peace, Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love. Candid, surprising and moving, Seeking Peace offers a map for our own journey toward a more fulfilling, more joyously lived life.    

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User Review  - Gingermama - LibraryThing

Every now and then a book falls into your hands almost randomly and turns out to be a beautiful gem. This is one of those books for me. In "Seeking Peace" Mary Pipher tells the story of how the ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarthaHuntley - LibraryThing

I read and liked this book because I like its author, Mary Pipher. I think it will resonate more with people who have experienced depression or emotional breakdowns. I was disappointed that ... Read full review


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Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country, as well as Seeking Peace and Writing to Change the World. She lives in Nebraska.

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