REVIVING OPHELIA: Saving the Selves of Adolescent GirlsEditorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe
Clinical psychologist Pipher turns her attention to female adolescence in contemporary America. Pipher examines not just the girls themselves but the society they inhabit, which she terms ``girl-poisoning.'' Looking at why a generation of girls who ought to have benefited from the women's movement are losing rather than gaining self-esteem as they become women, she takes on divorce, eating ... Read full review
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I liked many things about this book. I did find it helpful and educational as a mother of three girls & definitely took away some great knowledge. I also enjoyed reading the actually case studies that she used as examples of the different issues facing adolescent girls. I also appreciated that she frequently explained how to she helped the girls and the families. It made the problem seem a little more manageable. She also goes after the American culture as a whole and challenges it's treatment of women of all ages. It really made me think about the things I have come to accept as "just the way things are".
Review: Reviving OpheliaUser Review - Julie Walker - Goodreads
I'm still trying to read this book, but I'm finding myself getting frustrated. The author seems stuck-up and full of herself, the parents are portrayed as victims and the girls as research studies to be placed into a file. I don't think I'm going to find much common ground with Dr. Pipher. Read full review