Books by Mary Pipher

Dr. Mary Pipher received her BA in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley in 1969 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1977. She received the American Psychological Association Presidential Cit

Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Thoughtful, wise, and humane."
A distinguished clinical psychologist and bestselling author examines the personal and social issues that aging women face in modern American society. Read full book review >
THE GREEN BOAT by Mary Pipher
Released: June 4, 2013

"A therapeutic analysis of global crises and enthusiastic ideas on how to implement changes."
One woman's response to the threat of global environmental issues. Read full book review >
Released: April 20, 2006

"An unremarkable stroll along the road frequently traveled."
A cornucopia of platitudes about Writing and Life from a bestselling psychologist. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Although Pipher defines the therapist's job as clarifying issues and presenting choices rather than telling people what to do, giving advice seems to be second nature to her. Fortunately, the advice appears to be well considered and benign."
A long-time psychotherapist mingles reassuring tips for a newcomer to the field with personal recollections of her own successes and failures. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2001

"If only a fraction of the advice in this valuable book were followed, cross-cultural compassion might become much more than just a handful of words beginning in C."
Part survival manual, part tales from the front lines of refugee life in America, Pipher (Another Country, 1999, etc.) surveys the refugee scene in Lincoln, Nebraska. Read full book review >
Released: March 15, 1999

"Don't put the elderly on social ice floes is the plea here, accompanied by compassionate, if not always solidly grounded, insights into growing old that will benefit the elderly and their children alike. (First Serial to Time; Book-of-the-Month Club featured alternate; author tour)"
Blazing a trail into the emotional life of people who are growing old, the author hacks away at much of the debris'stereotypes, indifference, and fear—that separates younger generations from their elders, but doesn't always escape the grip of sentimentality. Read full book review >
Released: April 16, 1996

"Lively, straightforward, and somewhat subversive, The Shelter of Each Other offers hope for the American family in a time that challenges its viability. (First printing of 125,000; first serial to Good Housekeeping; Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; $100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Psychologist Pipher (Reviving Ophelia, 1994) provides a sharp, often unsettling critique of many of the values that currently define our lives, coupled with solid advice for rebuilding families. Read full book review >
Released: April 13, 1994

"Serious and thoughtful material presented with the fluidity of good fiction—sure to appeal to parents, teachers, and anyone interested in modern American culture."
Clinical psychologist Pipher turns her attention to female adolescence in contemporary America. Read full book review >