April 23, 1999 |
Mary Pipher is a family psychologist whose 1994 book about adolescent girls, "Reviving Ophelia," became a bestseller. She followed that successful book with another in 1996, "The Shelter of Each Other," about the effect of contemporary American culture on family life. With her new book "Another Country," Pipher will surely attract a lot of readers because it is about the fastest-growing segment of our population: the people who are old and getting older.
May 20, 1996 |
The hands shoot up. The heads nod. And the eager voices of several Porter Middle School students explode in unison. Everyone agrees that if they were home, the TV would definitely be on. Author and therapist Mary Pipher--who moments earlier posed the TV or not TV question--has hit pay dirt. Again. Her newest book, "The Shelter of Each Other" (Putnam, 1996), speaks to the era of high-tech electronics in which TV, the Internet, video games--an all-out media assault--seem to rule our kids.
February 16, 1998 |
The beauty of this gentle book for mothers and daughters is that it places importance on the few years before adolescence. It's now well-accepted in child development that adolescence is a time of gripping psychological turmoil for girls that too often results in their loss of identity and optimism. Thus, there is increasing emphasis on providing young girls with a kind of psychological inoculation that might help them avoid some of the pitfalls of the teen years.
November 13, 2000
HARDCOVER 1. "Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength," by Bill Phillips and Michael D'Orso (HarperCollins, $25) 2. "Life Makeovers: 52 Practical and Inspiring Ways to Improve Your Life One Week at a Time," by Cheryl Richardson (Broadway, $21.95) 3. "Eat Right for Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight," by Peter J. D'Adamo (Putnam, $23.95) 4.
March 2, 1998
1. "Talking to Heaven," by James Van Praagh (Dutton, $22.95) 2. "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy," by Sarah Ban Breathnach (Warner, $17.95) 3. "The Gift of Fear: Listening to the Intuition That Protects Us From Danger," by Gavin De Becker (Little, Brown & Co., $22.95) 4. "Don't Worry, Make Money: Spiritual and Practical Ways to Create Abundance and More Fun in Your Life," by Richard Carlson (Hyperion, $15.95) 5. "The Spiritual Warrior," by John-Roger (Mandeville Press, $20) 6.